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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Would you like to join the Sparkle Shefield Supporters Club?


Sparkle Sheffield are recruiting volunteers to help with a whole host of forthcoming projects. If you have a couple of hours or even a couple of days to spare each month and would like to get involved in supporting families affected by autism, please get in touch!

Simply send an email to info@sparklesheffield.co.uk with your details and we'll get back to you with details of our first meeting. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Autism Fayre Changes and Mark Brown 1-to-1 Session


Hello Everyone.. It's me Leesh... Thank you so much for allowing us to have some space... We have had a lot of family challenges that we have had and still have to deal with..and it all became a bit too much and we reached a point that left us feeling completely overwhelmed.. So we had no choice but to stop everything and put our families first... And we can't thank you all enough for the lovely kind messages and posts of encouragement.. It was so comforting to know you were all supporting us..
Now to time to Sparkle!!......We have two major changes that we need to tell you about.. The first and most important one is
This years Autism Fayre has had to be postponed until the 8th and 9th September 2016... This is because I am scheduled to have major surgery in March... ( having the Fayre in September gives me time to recover ) But if you have already brought a ticket... You can use that same ticket to get into the Fayre in September..If you can't.. We will gladly refund you your money.. We are so sorry for the inconvenience! (For ticket refunds please contact amanda@sparklesheffield.co.uk)
The other bit of the change is (and this is to make up for postponing the Fayre) our lovely Mark Brown will be doing one to one's with you on the 17th March instead! ( this would have been the first day of the autism Fayre) BOOK YOUR SPOT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!! The Father's Seminar is also still going ahead!!!
So mixed news and we hope you are all ok with these changes.. As unfortunately it can not be helped.. My health has to come first..thank you all again for your support . Love to you all and thank you for being the amazing parents you are!!!! Xxxx

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Help Laura raise £500 for Sparkle Sheffield


Our in-house professional, Laura Helliwell, will be running the Yorkshire Half Marathon to raise funds for Sparkle Sheffield!

The half-marathon will take place on Sunday the 10th of April, along a route around Sheffield which includes the gruelling climb up the hill through Ringinglow.

Please show your support to Laura by making a donation through her JustGiving page

All sponsorship Laura receives will go towards her target of raising £500 for Sparkle Sheffield, which will help us to continue supporting children with Autism and their families.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sparkle Sheffield is HTC Wolffkran's Chosen Charity!

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We are thrilled to announce that Sparkle Sheffield is HTC Wolffkran's chosen charity!

From now on, HTC Wolffkrann aim to help Sparkle Sheffield raise funds for the continued work we are doing for families of children with Autism.

To celebrate, Sparkle Sheffield will be helping switch on the Christmas lights at the HTC depot (next to the M1 Motorway) on the 1st of December!

Our whole team would like to express gratitude to HTC Wolffkran for this opportunity and look forward to revealing more exciting events in the near future. Watch this space!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

December Parent Group - Book Now!

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Our festive Parent Group, and our last in 2015, will be on the 10th of December from 5.30-7pm at Concord Sports Centre!
Tickets are available now from our booking office. Be sure to book places for you and your children early to avoid disappointment!
Parent Group Tickets
The Parent Group topic for November will be ROUTINES AND RITUALS with a special presentation by our very own expert, Laura Helliwell.
This is a FREE event! We allocate tickets on a First-Come-First-Served basis to ensure the Sensory Room is adequately staffed and that we do not go over capacity.
Please book tickets for each adult and child! Siblings are welcome to attend, but we ask that you do book a ticket for each child to ensure we remain within capacity.
Parent Group Tickets
Numbers are strictly limited - once these tickets are all reserved, we cannot offer any more. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Please ensure you bring your tickets with you when attending the parent group!
Our parent groups provide a perfect opportunity to get together with other parents to discuss topics of relevance to our Autistic children to share advice, learn from others' experiences and have a good ol' natter!
During our meetings, our children will have access to the Sensory Room which will be staffed by PAs while parents can enjoy refreshments and a chat in a separate room. Children can come into the sensory rooms from 5:15 to allow their parents time to get comfortable before the presentation begins.
Tea, coffee, cakes and mince pies will be available for parents, plus refreshments for the kids too! The Parent Groups are free for all to attend!
PLEASE NOTE: We have a VERY limited number of tickets available. This is to ensure that the children's Sensory room is adequately staffed and within capacity. Once these tickets have all been booked, we will be UNABLE to offer any further places!
Parent Group Tickets

A Video from Sparkle Sheffield Children - With Love!

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In this video, our special children talk about their love for their parents. Such amazing expressions from children on the autism spectrum!

Please like and share!

Friday, 16 October 2015

Exclusive Content Only Available on the Sparkle App


Our free Sparkle App is available to all families with children on the Autism Spectrum. In addition to updates about our latest events and our contact details, you can find a wealth of helpful articles and exclusive downloads in the Info section, including:

  • Ask Mark - In-depth expert advice on a range of issues from renowned "Autism Whisperer", Mark Brown
  • Exclusive presentations on Managing Behaviour and Obsessions, Toileting, Puberty and Sleep Strategies from Mark Brown.
  • Free Nutritional Downloads from Angela Piesold
  • Expert Advice from our in-house professional, Laura Hellliwell

Most of the content in the Info section of our App is exclusive to Sparkle Sheffield, and is all provided completely free of charge for anyone who needs it.

So if you haven't already done so, be sure to download the Sparkle Sheffield App today to get all of this exclusive content at your fingertips.