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Here you will find further information on resources available in the area where you live:

Bracknell Forest

Bracknell's Parent Carer Forum (BPCF) is a group which meets regularly to discuss the real issues that affect SEND children and young people.

For news from the forum please subscribe to their fortnightly newsletter the BPCF Bugle.

If you would like to get involved do fill in this form #getinvolved.

To follow the forum on social media join the Bracknell Parent Carer Forum Facebook group (parents and carers only) or like their page: The Bracknell Parent Carer Forum Page(available to all). 

Instagram: @bracknell.pcf, Twitter: @BracknellPCF 

East Berkshire

GEMS provide an Autism and ADHD Support service in East Berkshire.  See  Here are some of the workshops they have on offer to parents and carers in their area, which covers Windsor, Maidenhead, Slough and Bracknell.

Managing Anxiety


Hosted by The Autism Group:

What to do when worries take over. Looking at what causes anxiety & some tried & tested strategies to tackle it.


For parents & carers of primary & secondary school aged children.


Tuesday 9th July 2024.

10am - 12pm

Booking link :



Hosted by The Autism Group:

Understanding & responding to the challenges & changes for parenting & caring for autistic teenagers.


For parents & carers of secondary school aged children - Age 11 plus.


Tuesday 16th July 2024.


10am - 12pm

Booking link :

Autism Course


A 3-week course

Hosted by Parenting Special children:

Session 1: Introduction to Autism, what is Autism, Myths and facts & Assessment overview.

Session 2: Autism and Behaviour, becoming a detective, Sensory differences, Anxiety, Sleep.

Session 3: Autism and Building a Support Toolkit, Communication, Visuals and routines, Identifying and supporting emotions, De-escalation and low arousal.


For parents & carers of children up to the age of 18.


Wednesday 3rd, 10th and 17th July.

7 - 9pm

Booking link :

Sleep - Autism & ADHD


Hosted by Parenting Special Children:

The workshop will cover: Children’s sleep cycles and sleep needs, The reasons behind night settling and night waking, Strategies to feel less stressed when sleep training, new parenting strategies for settling your child to sleep, and staying asleep.


For Parents & carers of pre school, primary & secondary school aged children.


Monday 1st July 2024.

7 - 9pm

Booking link : - Limited spaces available.

Girls & Autism

Hosted by The Autism Group:

A look at the behaviours & challenges that may be experienced by autistic girls.


For parents & carers of primary & secondary school aged children


Wednesday 3rd July 2024.

10am - 12pm

Booking link :

Their next run of workshops and courses will start in September, but they are still open during the holiday period if you need support, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. GEMS East Berkshire, 224 Berwick Avenue, Slough, SL1 4QT.  Tel: 01753 373244 / 0800 999 1342.

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Click here for Hampshire’s guide to Preparing for Adulthood.

Hampshire Parent Carer Network (HPCN) is an organisation working throughout the county.  Members are parent carers of children and young people with additional needs aged 0-25 years, associated professionals, and affiliated groups.  They support and train parent carer representatives to work alongside professionals who provide health, education, adult and social services to children and young adults.  Please do join the mailing list and you will receive monthly newsletters, access to a range of training and regular opportunities to have a say. It is FREE to join and together you can use your collective voice to influence decisions and shape services, improve outcomes, and make a difference for all our children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in Hampshire. 


Surrey's Local Offer website is for children and young people with additional needs, their families and the practitioners who help them. On it you will find helpful information and the details of support services in your area.

Surrey have put together a guide to the various post-16 education options available which is designed to be used alongside guidance from your SEND Caseworker.  Next steps: your transition guide to Surrey’s post 16 training, employment and vocational pathways for young people with additional needs.


Wokingham Borough Council have produced a range of resources to support parents, carers and young people with transition, all of which are available on their website see Becoming an adult - Wokingham Borough Council.  A copy of their information guide is attached below.

SEND Voices Wokingham is the parent carer forum for SEND young people in Wokingham running various events.

The forum is a group of parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. They work with local authorities, education settings, health and social care providers to make sure that the planning and provision of services for families takes full account of parent carer views and experiences, so that those services can be effective, timely and the best use of resources.

Membership is FREE to parent carers living in the Wokingham Borough with a child or young person aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs or Disability. You will receive their newsletter and e-bulletins with updates on their work, events, consultations and relevant information that may affect you and your family. Please email: with; your name, address, disability and the year of birth of your child, and they will add you to their list. You will then be amongst the first to hear about events, training, information and consultations which are running.