Autistic adults can now book places on free SocialEyes and Independent Living courses, taking place in the spring in Slough and Maidenhead, which help them to develop their social skills and learn essential skills for everyday life.
Both courses are open to autistic adults aged 19 and above who live in the Borough of Slough and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
The Independent Living course starts at Braywick Heath Nurseries, 41 Braywick Road, Maidenhead, on Tuesday, April 3. Classes run from 6pm to 8pm and the course runs for eight weeks.
Among the skills covered by this course are: Healthy eating; budgeting and setting up and managing a bank account; personal hygiene; basic first aid; building self-esteem.
Each week participants will also prepare, cook and share a meal.
The SocialEyes course starts at East Berkshire College’s Langley campus, in Station Road, on Monday, April 16. The classes run from 6pm to 8pm and the course runs for eight weeks. Please note that there will not be classes on May 7 and May 28 due to bank holidays.
SocialEyes was developed by the National Autistic Society in conjunction with autistic adults and leading professionals.
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.
Click here for more information about the two courses and to register online for free places, which can also be done at Eventbrite.co.uk by searching for ‘Autism Berkshire SocialEyes’ and ‘Autism Berkshire Independent Living’.
If you need further details, or have problems booking online, please call the Autism Berkshire office on 01189 594 594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These courses are funded by Slough Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s joint Adult & Community Learning Fund.
- A SocialEyes course, open to Reading residents aged 18 and above, begins on Tuesday, April 3. Click on the link above for more details