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Transition to Adulthood Workshop: Berkshire West – Zoom

For parent/carers of young people (age 15-25) who have a diagnosis/awaiting assessment of Autism/ADHD, registered with a Berks West NHS GP.

This workshop will be delivered by Parenting Special Children and Parent Forum leads from Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham.

Aim:

  • To equip parents/carers to enable them to navigate the transition to adulthood and to support their young person with knowledge, skills and confidence.
  • Opportunity to connect with parent forum leads in your local area who have local knowledge of transition provision.
  • Opportunity to meet with other parent/carers in your local area who are navigating the transition to adulthood.

Topic: Benefits

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for over-16s
  • Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Information on Autism Berkshire’s benefits service

Speaker: Kevin Jackson, Autism Berkshire benefits service manager. Kevin has many years of experience helping people with benefit applications.

Autism Berkshire’s Benefits Advice Service is available to autistic/ADHD people and co-occurring conditions and their families throughout the county, whether or not they are members of Autism Berkshire.

Date: Thursday 9th June

Time: 10am – 12pm

10am Introduction: Ruth Pearse, Parenting Special Children (lead facilitator). Including information on learning disability annual health check.

10.10 Presentation: Kevin Jackson, Autism Berkshire.

11.10 Comfort break.

11.25 Q & A.

11.55 Thank you and evaluation.

Cost: Free. Please note that you must be registered with a Berkshire West NHS GP surgery (Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire) in order to attend. You can check your GP surgery here: https://www.berkshirewestccg.nhs.uk/about-us/primary-care/gp-practices/

This workshop is funded by the Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which serves Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire and is provided as part of the Berkshire West Autism and ADHD Support Service in partnership with Autism Berkshire.


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