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, last for two hours.

Details of forthcoming courses will be posted on this page.

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

Please note that participants must be aged 18 and above and residents of the Borough of Slough or the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

The next course in Slough will run from Monday, October 21, to Monday, December 16 (there will not be a session on October 28, due to the college’s half-term study week).

Click here for more details and to register for free places on this course.