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Autism Berkshire received almost £5,000 to help support the siblings of children with special needs

Autism Berkshire is a small local charity which strives to help and support anyone living with autism in Berkshire.

The charity offers a wide range of services, offering advice and information; social and leisure activities; training and support; as well as working with education, health and employment services  The charity works to improve the current provision of services and support in Berkshire and to help people affected by autism live more independent lives.

In 2017, The Masonic Charitable Foundation donated £4,624 to Autism Berkshire

This grant is helping to fund the Siblings Rock! programme; a peer support group for children and young people who have a brother or sister with autism. Research shows that having a sibling with special needs be an isolating experience, particularly for the many siblings who carry out a caring role. Facilitated by qualified and friendly staff, this group offers emotional and peer support in a fun and relaxed environment.

This generous support from the Freemasons will help us to continue to deliver our range of support services and leisure and social activities for individuals and families living with autism throughout Berkshire.

 

 

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