Autism Berkshire Teen Life courses for parents of autistic children aged 10 to 16

Last updated: 12/01/2023

Teen Life is a six-session course for parents and carers of autistic young people aged 10 to 16 - and accompanying members of school staff who support their children.

It aims to help them to understand more about autistic teenagers, discussing strategies and sharing ideas about how to communicate with and support autistic young people.

Developed by the National Autistic Society with input from parents and autistic young people, the course covers topics including self-esteem, spending time with other people, stress and anxiety, understanding an autism diagnosis, puberty, independence, special interests and education and planning for the future.

Courses for parents and carers who are residents of the West Berkshire Council area are funded by the Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Group through the Berkshire West Autism & ADHD Support Service.

If you are would like to attend one of these courses, please email an expression of interest and a daytime telephone number to and we will contact you for an informal discussion.

This course may be delivered online or face-to-face in Thatcham.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Julia Cox
Contact Position
Training and family support lead
01189 594 594 (option 1)
Teen Life course information

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Each course runs over eight weekly sessions

Other Details


Places on the courses are free of charge but we ask parents and carers for a voluntary donation of £25, and school staff to pay a £30 fee, for the course workbook


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

Self-referral or referral by a professional supporting the parents.

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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