SocialEyes: Social skills course for young Autistic adults 16 - 25 years

Socialeyes is a weekly course for autistic adolescents & young adults who have difficulties meeting and maintaining friendships and relationships and who may have social difficulties that cause recurrent depression and anxiety.

Socialeyes aims to:
  • Improve understanding about social interaction/communication skills.
  • Introduce the group members to new social interaction/communication skills including recognition of social clues, use of social strategies, ‘quick fix strategies,’ and social exceptions.
  • Provide opportunities to practice social interaction/communication skills and encourage generalisation to a range of situations
In order to participate, you need to:
  • Be motivated and committed to learn about social interaction/communication skills
  • Have identified problems with social interaction/communication skills
  • Be able to safely work within identified group ground rules
When and where?
The group will run on a weekly basis, for 60 mins, for 8 weeks.

The course will be held at Action for ASD, Autism Resource Centre. Suite 7 & 8 Kings Mill, Queen Street, Harle Syke, Burnley BB10 2HX.

A maximum of 8 people can attend the course and we will need to be a minimum of 4 to ensure the group will run.

What happens on the course?
The group consists of 8 topics, the content of which are:

Week 1: Thursday 4th Oct 18 (5-6pm) Starting a conversation
Week 2. Thursday 11th Oct 18 (5-6pm) Eye contact
Week 3. Thursday 18th Oct 18 (5-6pm) Personal space
Week 4. Thursday 1st Nov 18 (5-6pm) Taking turns in conversation
Week 5. Thursday 8th Nov 18 (5-6pm) Keeping on topic
Week 6. Thursday 15th Nov 18 (5-6pm) Talking about interests
Week 7. Thursday 22nd Nov 18 (5-6pm) Sensitive topics
Week 8. Thursday 29th Nov 18 (5-6pm) Ending a conversation

After completing the course participants have the option of taking part in a group activity which will be decided & confirmed by the group i.e. cinema visit, going out for a meal, shopping.

For further details and booking information click on the link below.
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Gemma Sampford,
4 Sep 2018, 02:16