Skip to main content

Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact service providers directly to confirm if the service is still available

Parenting Special Children - The Autism Service

Coronavirus status: ONLINE SERVICE

In light of the latest advice from the UK government advising that everyone should avoid non-essential travel and contact with others to curb coronavirus, we will be cancelling all support groups, courses, workshops and clinics until the end of spring term with immediate effect.

The Autism Service offers a series of workshops and courses for parent/carers who have children or young people who are pre- and post- assessment for Autism.

For parents/carers waiting to get an assessment, or having just recently had a diagnosis of Autism, we advise starting with the Pre- and Post-Assessment Workshops, starting with the Introduction to Autism, and if it’s pertinent, our Sensory Processing Workshop.

The Time Out for Autism Course is a more intensive course over 5 weeks, which covers a number of different elements of supporting children with Autism in more depth.

Another opportunity to learn more about Autism and meet other parent/carers in a similar situation are the monthly Autistic Girls and Young Women’s workshops, which cover a range of topics, and are delivered by some of our Specialist Parenting Practitioners.

Every year, we also offer a series of 4 linked workshops focusing on Autism and Anxiety, and how to support children who experience these difficulties.

Half day sleep workshops are also available for parent/carers whose children and young people have sleep difficulties.

We also run twilight workshops for Practitioners looking at a variety of topics relating to working with children and young people who have or are suspected of having Autism.

Information on courses for parents and carers is available here.

Who's it for?

  • Families living in Berkshire, or whose child attends a Berkshire School
  • Families awaiting an assessment for Autism
  • Families who have recently received a diagnosis, and want to learn more about parenting a child with Autism
  • Parents in need of ongoing support, and wanting to talk with other parents in a similar situation
  • Practitioners wanting to increase their skills of working with children and young people who have Autism

The best way to make a referral is to use this online form. However, if you would like to discuss a family, please contact us via or 0118 9863532.

Who to contact

Ruth Pearse
0118 9863532
Parenting Special Children - The Autism Service

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations