The All About Autism 2020 conference due to take place at The Curve in Slough on Tuesday, March 31, has been postponed until October 13.

Autism Berkshire is the county’s leading autism support charity and is making a series of changes to its services as a result of the Government’s advice on measures to limit the transmission of the coronavirus.

The charity's chief executive officer Jane Stanford-Beale said: “Many of the people we support, or members of their families are among those considered vulnerable to the coronavirus. We have taken a series of steps to help reduce the risks of transmission of the virus in the community and to try to ensure that our staff are available to help autistic people and their families at this difficult time.”

The charity’s staff are now working from home, but the autism advice helpline service will still be available from Monday to Friday. Anyone who wants to get in touch with the family support team should email or call 01189 594 594. (option 2).

Telephone callers should leave a voicemail message with their contact details and a helpline or benefits adviser will call them back.

All Autism Berkshire’s autism and benefits advice workshops and social and leisure activities for autistic children, young people and adults across Berkshire are suspended until after the school Easter holiday period at the earliest.