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Hidden Pearls autism social group

Autism Berkshire has launched a social group for autistic adults who live in Slough.

The group, called Hidden Pearls, is for anyone aged 18 and above, with meetings held on alternate Tuesday evenings at the Earl of Cornwall pub in Cippenham.

The group was launched with the support of Slough Borough Council’s autism practice lead Geraldine Smith, and funding from the Slough SPACE project, which provides a range of support, advice and information for residents of the borough and is coordinated by the Slough Council for Voluntary Services.

Sarah Brown, from Autism Berkshire, said: “We would like to thank SPACE for supporting Autism Berkshire to facilitate and help grow the existing small social group in Slough, which has been renamed by the members as Hidden Pearls.

“The group aims to combat social isolation and loneliness among autistic adults in Slough, by providing a focus of support for them locally, rather than them having to travel outside the town or not taking part in any regular social activities. We would also like to thank the Earl of Cornwall pub for making us so welcome.”

The first meeting was on 11 June. Future meetings will run at the pub in Cippenham Lane from 7-9pm, on alternate Tuesdays.

If you would like to become a member of the Hidden Pearls group, or would like more information, contact Autism Berkshire’s projects executive, Sarah Brown, on 01189 594594 or email sarah.brown@autismberkshire.org.uk  

For more information, visit the Autism Berkshire website

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