A two-day course to learn how to facilitate SocialEyes

This course has been specifically designed to help you learn how to use the SocialEyes learning resource.

SocialEyes is a Social Skills Interaction Facilitation Programme for autistic young people and adults. The SocialEyes learning resource are materials that you will need in order to facilitate your own SocialEyes programme.

What is SocialEyes?

SocialEyes is a well-established approach to facilitating social skills and social understanding with autistic people. Launched by The National Autistic Society in 2010, this learning resource has been developed with autistic people, along with leading professionals in the field. All SocialEyes resources have been extensively piloted and re-piloted with ongoing development and research since 2005. 

SocialEyes does not ask autistic people 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. SocialEyes focuses on eight social skills that autistic people can have difficulty with, including starting a conversation, eye contact and personal space.

The SocialEyes programme is most suitable for autistic adolescents and adults with an Asperger syndrome profile. However, it can also be adapted for autistic children.

For further information about running a SocialEyes programme, please visit our online shop to purchase the SocialEyes learning resource.

Course content

  • the SocialEyes programme
  • why it is important to support autistic people to develop social understanding
  • how to facilitate the SocialEyes programme using the five-step process
  • using role play to help people practice and explore social scenarios
  • using filmed scenarios to develop social understanding
  • exercises to extend and reinforce the use of social strategies
  • practical guidance in setting up your own SocialEyes programme with individuals or groups
  • how to adjust and personalise the SocialEyes pack to different need and ages (including children)
  • this course will concentrate on exploring one designed module which will lead to understanding of using SocialEyes approach
  • exploring practical ideas and strategies suitable to your own groups and individuals.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to use the SocialEyes programme to support autistic individuals to develop social skills. The SocialEyes programme is most suitable for adolescents and adults with an Asperger syndrome profile, however it can be adapted for other individuals on the autism spectrum.

It is essential for delegates attending to have experience of supporting autistic individuals and a good prior understanding of autism.

Why attend?

  • develop an understanding of how the SocialEyes programme supports autistic people with social skills development
  • understand how to use the SocialEyes resource to facilitate your own SocialEyes groups
  • be more confident in using various methods to support autistic people to practice and explore social strategies
  • be aware of how to set up and facilitate your own SocialEyes sessions
  • have the opportunity to ask questions about how to facilitate SocialEyes sessions
  • practical knowledge and feedback about running session, additional resources and ideas which may enhance social skills learning.

Cost

In-house training for organisations: £2,700 + VAT (price includes all expenses and training materials for up to 16 delegates)

SocialEyes Learning Resource: £76.66 + VAT (price included CD ROM and DVD Resource Pack)

Training will be provided at a venue of your choice and will be inclusive of:

  • training resources and information provided for each delegate
  • signposting to relevant literature and resources.

Bookings

To make an enquiry please call 0141 285 7117 and choose option 1 then option 1 again or email training.enquiries@nas.org.uk.

To book or to amend a booking please call 0141 285 7117 and choose option 2 then option 1, or email training.bookings@nas.org.uk.