Sparkle Sheffield Autism Awards 2021

October 26, 2020
by emma mills

The objective of the Sparkle Sheffield Autism Awards is to celebrate the unsung heroes that do so much for autism. For those people who go far and beyond to make a difference in an autistic persons life. We also aim to raise awareness for autism and to show there is nothing an autistic person can’t do without the right support!

The previous Sparkle Sheffield Autism Awards were held in September 2018 at the Mecure St Paul’s Hotel and Spa in Sheffield City Centre and was a resounding success. Due to Covid-19, the award ceremony will take place online this year, and we’ll make it a night to remember! The event will be hosted on Saturday 30th January 2021 using an online streaming platform. Everyone is welcome to attend – we’ll even have some celebrity surprises through the night too!

Submission Information
* Nominations open on 1st November 2020.
* All submissions must be received by 31st December 2020 at 6pm.
* Nominations can be submitted via completion of the online form, or via video recordings submitted to [email protected] by the deadline date listed above.

For all nominations please include the following information: Name, contact details (either telephone or email) and why you think your nominee deserves this award. For children under 18, please provide parental contact details.

 

The award categories for this year are as follows…
* Most Inspirational Preschool Service to Autism Award
* Most Inspirational Primary School Service to Autism Award 
* Most Inspirational Educational Setting for Autism (Secondary and Further Education) 
* Outstanding Achievement by a Young Person (aged 13-25) on the Autism Spectrum 
* Outstanding Achievement by a child (under 13) on the Autism Spectrum 
* Most Inspirational Sibling Award
* Innovative and Inclusive Leading Business for Autism Award 
* Outstanding Professional Champion for Autism
* Overcoming Adversity Autism Award 
* The Big Impact for Autism Award
* Outstanding Children’s Autism Champion
* Lifetime Achievement Award 
* Outstanding Parent/Carer Award 
* Most Inspirational Volunteer 

For any questions or queries, please contact [email protected] with “Autism Awards” in the subject line.

Thank you and happy nominating!

Nomination Forms

Please use the forms below to make your nomination for our 2021 awards. Each category has its own form. For all nominations please include the following information: Name, contact details (either telephone or email) and why you think your nominee deserves this award.

Most Inspirational Preschool Service to Autism Award

Does your child's preschool go above and beyond?

This special award seeks to recognise, pay tribute to and reward an early years’ service, team or organisation who take an inspirational and inclusive approach to preschool learning and development for children with autism within an early years’ setting or the wider early years field.

Most Inspirational Primary School Service to Autism Award – Sponsored by Autism Union

Does your child's school go above and beyond?

This special award seeks to recognise, pay tribute to and reward a primary school team that has taken a fresh approach to learning and development in a primary school setting.

Most Inspirational Educational Setting for Autism (Secondary and Further Education) – Sponsored by South Yorkshire Autism Fayre

Do you know a setting that supports your child, either in secondary or further education?

This special award seeks to recognise, pay tribute to and reward an educational setting that has taken a fresh approach to learning and development in a secondary school setting or post-16 provision.

Outstanding Achievement by a Young Person (aged 13-25) on the Autism Spectrum – Sponsored by Sparkle On

Do you know a young person who has achieved outstanding personal development? Someone who deserves recognition for their hard work, determination and success?

This very special category celebrates and rewards the achievement of a young person on the autism spectrum who has demonstrated excellence and attainment in a special way.

Outstanding Achievement by a child (under 13) on the Autism Spectrum – to be chosen and presented by Mina Anwar

This very special category celebrates and rewards the achievement of a young person on the autism spectrum who has demonstrated excellence and attainment in a special way.

Our Patron, Mina Anwar, will be selecting our very special winner for this award, as well as presenting it to them on the night!

Most Inspirational Sibling Award – to be chosen and presented by Adrian Lester

This very special award recognises, celebrates and rewards the achievement of a sibling, who has a brother or sister on the autism spectrum and who has exhibited great care, compassion, support and encouragement to their sibling whilst very importantly too doing other great things in their own right.

Our Patron, Adrian Lester, will be selecting our very special winner for this award, as well as presenting it to them on the night!

Innovative and Inclusive Leading Business for Autism Award

This special award seeks to recognise and reward a team, organisation or company that has made a significant contribution towards supporting autistic people in or through the delivery of their business.

The Roger Higginbottom Outstanding Professional Champion for Autism Award

Do you know someone special who has supported either you or your child? Do they deserve more recognition than they get, or you'd like to say thank you for their hard work in an extra special way?

This special award recognises the exceptional efforts, commitment, dedication and contributions of a Professional towards improving the quality of life and the life opportunities of autistic children, young people and their families.

The Big Impact for Autism Award

Community organisations support us so well in a wide manner of ways, now it's time to give them the recognition they deserve! Do they deserve more recognition than they get, or you'd like to say thank you for their hard work in an extra special way?

This very special award recognises and celebrates a community organisation that has made a big impact on improving the lives of autistic people.

Overcoming Adversity Autism Award

Do you know someone who has fought against the odds to succeed? For someone who has gone against all expectations and achieved wonderful things? Don't forget... the small steps are just as important as the huge successes in life!

This very special award recognises, rewards and celebrates the efforts and achievements of a child or young person whom against adversity has been courageous and whom through their actions and demeanour is a great inspiration to others.

Outstanding Children's Autism Champion

Is there someone in your, or your child's life, who supports you in an extra amazing way? This award can be for an individual, group or organisation who have gone the extra mile and made a difference to you.

This special award gives recognition to, and rewards, the sterling and impactful efforts and work of an individual or group or organisation who tirelessly advocate for and champion the rights and entitlements of Autistic children, young people and their families.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This very special category recognises and celebrates the work, passion in the field of autism by an individual who has demonstrated extensive and enduring commitment to raising awareness of autism, and to improving the lives and opportunities of autistic people.

Outstanding Parent/Carer Award – Sponsored by Graysons Solicitors

We know that all parents can be amazing, but we know that there are extra special families out there who deserve a huge thank you of appreciation, for always being there, for always aiming for more, and never giving up.

This very special award recognises a parents or carer who are exceptional in looking after, encouraging and supporting their child/ children with autism and who have striven to improve the quality, aspirations, inclusion and life chances of their child/children.

Most Inspirational Volunteer

This very special award recognises the exceptional achievements, commitment and contributions of an individual who works in an unpaid capacity with people with autism and their families.