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SocialEyes course for autistic adults in Reading now open for booking

A new SocialEyes course to help autistic adults to develop social skills and essential skills for everyday life will take place in Reading in the spring.

The course is free of charge and is open to autistic adults aged 18 and above who are residents of the Reading Borough Council area.

Led by experienced trainers from Autism Berkshire, the course starts at the New Directions Centre, at 330 Northumberland Avenue, in Whitley, on Tuesday, April 3. Classes run from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and the course runs for eight weeks until May 22.

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.

We also have places available on a Socialeyes course for autistic adults who live in the Slough and Windsor & Maidenhead council areas starting on Monday, April 16, at East Berkshire College’s Langley campus, in Station Road. Classes run from 6pm to 8pm.

Residents of Slough and Windsor & Maidenhead can also register for an Independent Living course, taking place at Braywick Heath Nurseries, in Braywick Road, Maidenhead, starting on Tuesday, April 3. Classes run from 6pm to 8pm.

Among the topics covered by the Independent Living course are: healthy eating and basic cookery skills; budgeting and setting up and managing a bank account; personal hygiene; basic first aid; and building self-esteem.

Click here for more information about all these courses and to register for free places 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

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