Membership Scheme

November 27, 2021
by Emma


Sparkle Sheffield offer Four Membership Packages.

Bronze: FREE

Silver £20

Gold £30

Platinum £40

To see what each level has to offer, please see below. (Price per year)

Bronze Membership Includes:

Bi-monthly Newsletter:

Keep up to date with everything Sparkle with a bi-monthly newsletter, letting you know what we have been doing, as well as what we are up to in the coming months. Our newsletter also contains exclusive information about upcoming events and experiences.

Access to our very own Sparkle Sheffield App:

Our new App is bursting with information, links and tips for all our Sparkle families. these include: Out and About – useful information when out, including shop recommendations based on the experiences of autistic people and their families! Events – details of all our upcoming Sparkle Sheffield events Useful Contacts – how to contact the Sparkle Sheffield team, and our recommended services. News – the latest news and updates, including any important information you need to know. Helpful Strategies – helpful information to support and empower autistic people and their families. Business Directory – a list of businesses run by Autistic people and/or their parents/carers – support small and local Businesses.

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Our Silver Package Includes the above PLUS:

Additional Content via the App:

MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE AREAS! – Exclusive information specially for our Sparkle Sheffield membership holders and their families!

Bookable 1:1 Support / Advice Sessions:

Support sessions are 30 minutes in length and held with a Sparkle Sheffield representative. These will be either a parent/carer of children with additional needs, and/or a professional who is experienced in working with children/young people with additional needs. We will advise, signpost and support on an individual basis.

Parent Training Sessions / Workshops:

Members have access to free parent training sessions throughout the year. Training sessions cover a range of topics including challenging behaviour, sensory issues, communication and puberty. Training sessions are hosted by a Sparkle Sheffield representative. This will be either a parent/carer of children with additional needs, and/or a professional who is experienced in working with children/young people with additional needs.

Access to Sparkle Tots/ Sparkle/ Sparkle On/ Twinkle Events:

Membership of Silver, Gold and Platinum packages will entitle discounted admission for all individuals listed on the membership to Sparkle Tots, Sparkle On and Twinkle sessions. Non-members are welcome to attend Sparkle Sheffield events, which will be at the full admission price for each event.

Sensory Equipment and Books Loan Scheme:

Members are able to loan sensory equipment and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities related reading materials from Sparkle Sheffield. Resources include a range of items to stimulate all the senses, and others that may have a calming effect. Books available to loan to members cover a range of topics including supporting emotions, talking to siblings about autism, and the teen years. These resources aim to enable families to try products before having to pay out for costly items.

Our GOLD Package Includes all the above PLUS:

Priority Booking for Sparkle Sheffield Events:

Members are able to book places upon Sparkle Sheffield children’s events, and Sparkle Sheffield parent/carer events, 48 hours before tickets go on general release. For events that are strictly limited, members will receive priority booking and if sold out, tickets will not go on general release.

Our Platinum Package Includes all the above PLUS:

Exclusive Events:

Members of Sparkle Sheffield can access exclusive events for their family, which are only available to Platinum Members. These events do not go on general release. Events include days out, virtual experiences, physical activities and Access to the Sheffield Arena Sparkle Hospitality Suite for heavily discounted shows.

Discounted Entry to the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre:

Members of Sparkle Sheffield are entitled to a discount on tickets when attending the annual South Yorkshire Autism Fayre.

To Join, please follow the below link and complete our application form.

Before joining, please note:

*We do ask for evidence to be included to ensure that our members are vetted prior to joining the membership. No diagnosis is required to join the Sparkle Sheffield membership, but we do require your child to be on the pathway for investigations. We accept the following evidence.

  • A pathway letter (such as one from your investigating clinic (e.g., Ryegate), CAMHS or the local hospital)
  • A letter detailing your/your child’s diagnosis or:
  • A letter confirming your/ your child’s entitlement to Disability Living Allowance (DLA)