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Autism Berkshire SocialEyes course for autistic young people and adults

This free course for adults on the autism spectrum, aged 16 or over, helps 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 in Reading is made up of weekly two-hour workshops, running over six weeks in the evening.

Click on the link to our website to register for a free place on this course.

  • Courses for 16 to 25-year-olds are funded by the Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Group as part of the Berkshire West Autism & ADHD Support Service.

For more information about forthcoming courses, call 01189 594 594 or email admin@autismberkshire.org.uk

Who to contact

Contact Name
Julia Cox
Contact Position
Family Support Lead
Telephone
01189 594 594
E-mail
contact@autismberkshire.org.uk
Website
Autism Berkshire Community Learning for autistic adults

Where to go

Name
New Directions South Reading Centre
Address
330
Northumberland Avenue
Whitley
Reading
Postcode
RG2 8DH

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
No
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

Participants can book places on the course without a referral from a professional support worker.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) 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. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.