Autism support services

Adult Autism Assessment Team offer an assessment service to see if there are any clear signs for an Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis.

Berkshire NHS Trusts’ Autism Assessment Team will assess a child thought to be on the autistic spectrum. If the initial screening does not suggest autism you will still be signposted to other relevant services for support. A professional who knows the child or young person must make the referral. This could be someone like a nursery nurse, teacher, health visitor. Referral can be made on their website.

Autism Berkshire provides help and support for anyone living with autism in the county. They provide information and advice in many ways. They have a helpline, run events and workshops, and give advice through publications and newsletters . They also do outreach work and run accessible social and leisure activities for children and adults. Email or call 01189 594 594

Autism at Kingwood provides services for adults with autism. This includes outreach support for those living with others or on their own. Contact Kingwood on Facebook or call 0118 931 1937

Autism Advisor to Families in Reading offer support to families in Reading with a child that has a diagnosis of autism. They can make home visits, organise social events and run an autism course. They can also offer advice to families and professionals.

Parenting Special Children provides support for parents and carers who have children or young people pre- and post- assessment for autism. They offer a series of workshops and courses. Contact or call 0118 9863532

AutAngel is run by, and for, the autistic community. Their aim is to empower autistic people, to create opportunities, and help them to reach their full potential.

Reading Mencap is a local charity that aims to support individuals with learning disabilities and autism.

Reading Families’ Forum (RFF) is an independent charity run by, and for, families of disabled children and young adults aged 0 – 25 years.

The RAFT Club provides support for families of children with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder living in the borough of Reading.

Compass Recovery College offers free mental health and wellbeing workshops for anyone over the age of 18 in Reading.

New Directions College is an adult and community education.

More information can be found on Reading Service Guide.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected from third party providers. Because of this Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information. We recommend that you check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service),OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations.

Last updated on 19/12/2023