Community Learning for Autistic Adults

We offer two courses for autistic adults to help them develop skills for social situations and everyday living and increase their confidence.

Independent Living Course

These free workshops are for adults on the autism spectrum, to help them learn basic everyday skills needed for an independent life and to develop confidence.

Among the skills covered by the course are:

  • Healthy eating
  • Budgeting and setting up and managing a bank account
  • Personal hygiene
  • Basic first aid
  • Building self-esteem

The course is made up of weekly workshops, running over eight weeks in the evening. Each week participants will also prepare, cook and share a meal together.

The weekly sessions, which last for two hours, are held at Braywick Heath Nurseries, 41 Braywick Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1DX.

Details of forthcoming courses will be posted on this page.

These courses are funded by the Heathrow Community Fund. Participants must be aged 18+ and be residents of Slough or the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

SocialEyes Course

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 this page.

SocialEyes courses held in Slough are funded by the Heathrow Community Fund, and are for participants aged 18 and above. Courses take place at Berkshire College’s campus in Langley, near Slough. Participants must be aged 19+ and be residents of Slough or the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

Details of forthcoming courses will be posted on this page.