SocialEyes course available for young autistic adults in west of Berkshire

Autistic adults aged 19 to 25 who live in the Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire council areas can now request free places on an online SocialEyes course, to help them to develop their social skills and understanding.

The course is being provided by the Berkshire West Autism & ADHD Support Service, which offers advice, workshops and courses for children and young people aged 5 to 25 who are autistic or have ADHD – or are waiting for assessment – and their families.

The course will run for eight weekly sessions on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm, from April 27 until June 29. Please note that there will not be sessions on Tuesdays May 25 and June 1.

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.

Please note that participants should have been educated in a mainstream school setting. The course is not suitable for people with learning disabilities.

  • To be eligible for this course, you must be registered with a GP surgery that is part of the Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Group – click here for a list of surgeries.

Click here for more information about the SocialEyes course and to complete a quick online form to express an interest in taking part.

If you have any questions about the course, please call the Autism Berkshire family support team on 01189 594 594 (option 1) or email contact@autismberkshire.org.uk and include a daytime telephone number, so we can get in touch.

A further SocialEyes course for young people aged 16 to 18 who live in the Berkshire West CCG area will take place during the autumn. Details will be made available at a later date.