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New Socialeyes and Independent Living courses for autistic adults on way

We are delighted to announce that we will be running more Socialeyes and Independent Living courses, to help autistic adults to develop social skills and essential skills for everyday life, in Slough and Maidenhead this autumn.

Both courses, which are free of charge, are open to autistic adults aged 19 and above living in the Slough and Windsor & Maidenhead council areas.

The Socialeyes course starts at East Berkshire College’s Langley campus, in Station Road, on Monday, October 30. Classes run from 6pm to 8pm and the course runs for eight weeks.

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.

The Independent Living course starts at Braywick Heath Nurseries, 41 Braywick Road, Maidenhead, on Tuesday, October 31. 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 together.

Click here for more information about the two courses and to register online, which can also be done at 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

These courses are funded by Slough Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s joint Adult & Community Learning Fund.

Further Socialeyes and Independent Living courses will be held in Slough and Maidenhead in April and May 2018.

  • We are currently arranging another Socialeyes course in Reading – full details will follow soon.