Sparkle Sheffield is a local registered charity that supports children and young people from birth to 25 with Autism Spectrum Conditions and other social communication difficulties. Founded and run by parents who have autistic children, we understand what life is like and how we can work together to improve our children’s and our family’s life.

Sparkle Sheffield exists to support families with autistic children meet the challenges they face, feel less isolated, less frightened and more empowered. Autism affects individuals and their families in a wide variety of ways and the approach we use recognises these individualities.

Sparkle Sheffield aim to support and help individuals and families by providing:

Opportunities for children and families to create a support network with others in similar situations – we regularly organise online and in-person events where children and families can meet others without fear of judgment.

Providing support for autistic individuals including social groups, activities and forming friendships – we host regular events such as Ninja Warrior, swimming, cinema trips and other fun activities.

Providing a circle of support for individuals to feel they belong and fit in, have friends and develop the strategies and skills they need to succeed in life.

Most importantly – we have lots of fun in the process!

Sparkle Sheffield aim to support and help individuals and families by providing:

Education about this complex condition and strategies to support autistic children and young people.

Helping parents/carers to understand neurodiversity and in turn increase the child’s opportunities and positive experiences.

Take a look around our website to see what else we get up to and how we support children and families.

Join our Sparkle Family through our membership scheme. For a low yearly price, for the whole family, get priority access to our events, support sessions and discounted activities

Sparkle Sheffield relies on donations to provide the support to our families. All donations go directly back to our children and providing the activities for them and support for their families.

Sparkle Sheffield is run by volunteers. Many of our volunteers have children with autism spectrum disorders. All our membership groups, activities and sparkle groups can only happen because of the dedication of our volunteers.


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