Skip to main content

Autism Berkshire - SocialEyes courses for adults aged 18+ to develop social skills and understanding

Service has Local Offer

This free course for adults on the autism spectrum helps them to develop social skills and understanding.

SocialEyes was developed by the National Autistic Society in conjunction with people with autism and Asperger syndrome and leading professionals in the field.

SocialEyes does not ask people on the autism spectrum to change ‘inappropriate’ social behaviour or to acquire social skills by copying the ‘typical’ behaviour of others. Instead, it gives people the option of learning social interaction skills or alternative social strategies.

It focuses on eight social skills that people on the autism spectrum can have difficulty with, including starting and ending a conversation, body language and facial expressions, eye contact and personal space.

The course is made up of weekly two-hour workshops.

SocialEyes courses held in Reading are funded by the Earley Charity, and are for participants aged 18 and above. Courses take place at the New Directions Centre at 330 Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, RG2 8DH.

Details of forthcoming courses will be posted on the website.

SocialEyes courses held in Slough are funded by the Heathrow Community Trust, and are for participants aged 18 and above. Courses take place at Langley College, near Slough

For more information about forthcoming courses and to book a place, call 01189 594 594 or email contact@autismberkshire.org.uk

Who to contact

Telephone
01189 594 594
Email
contact@autismberkshire.org.uk
Website
Autism Berkshire

Where to go

Name
East Berkshire College
Address
East Berkshire College
Station Road
Langley
Slough
Berkshire
Postcode
SL3 8BY
Notes

We deliver workshops and training at our offices, however we are are approachable if different arrangements are needed for professionals.

Our adult social eyes programme is run in Maidenhead.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Free After School
Details
Free

Availability

Referral
Self-referral

Local Offer

Contact Name
Georgie Mitchell
Contact Telephone
01189 594 594
Contact Email
admin@autismberkshire.org.uk
Links
Autism Berkshire
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)

Extended Local Offer Response


Is your service accessible?

Yes

What are the eligibility criteria for your service?

For adults aged 18+ with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition.

How are referrals/applications made to your service?

Self-referral or referral by professionals or relatives

Funding

Other

Charges

No

How will I know my child will be safe using this service?

All staff working with vulnerable adults undergo an enhanced DBS check and safeguarding training.

Last Updated
10/09/2020

Disclaimer

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations