SCHTUM – A Novel by Jem Lester is Released Today

Schtum has been described as a “darker, sadder version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time“. Written by Jem Lester, who has a son severely affected by autism, Schtum explores the highs and lows experienced by families with autistic children: it is a story about families, forgiveness and finding a light in the darkest days. Ben Jewell has … Read More

World Autism Awareness Day 2016

THANK YOU SO MUCH! YOU ARE ALL AMAZING! On the 2nd April 2016 was world autism day all you wonderful parents joined us in making a real difference for autism and as well as raising awareness, you all took it the day to another level by raise funds for Sparkle Sheffield. Even though that day was extremely wet and quite … Read More

Lord Mayor’s chosen Charity

We are truly honoured to announce that we are the Lord Mayor’s chosen charity.  We would like to thank the Lord Mayor personally for this amazing opportunity. We are just ecstatic and can’t Thank you enough for your continued support. We are looking forward to working with you to make a difference.   

Add your input to the Westminster Commission on Autism

The Westminster Autism Commission is an independent, cross-party group with leaders from the autism sector influencing policy & practice for an autism friendly world. The Commission is currently asking for submissions to a survey, which they hope will help influence future policies and ensure people with Autism are better able to access vital services. The Westminster Commission on Autism is conducting … Read More

Would you like to be interviewed on the radio?

A popular radio station has contacted Sparkle to ask if any parents who have waited over a year for their child’s diagnosis would like to be interviewed on air? Many families are frustrated that services are not easily accessible, or that waiting lists are so long. The station would like to voice experiences of frustrated parents and hope that the … Read More

You and Yours: Autism – Radio 4 Podcast

Last week, Radio 4 broadcast a special edition of You and Yours on Autism, with an invitation to parents and professionals to call in to discuss their experiences of children with autism. Listen now on the BBC website.

How to send your sponsorship money to Sparkle

Thank you to each and every single person who helped raise funds for Sparkle Sheffield this weekend during our sponsored Walk for Autism and other events! We applaud and appreciate your efforts. To help make sure the children and families Sparkle Sheffield support can benefit from your generous fundraising, here’s how to send your funds to us: Through Virgin Giving … Read More

Thank You!

From all of the Sparkle Team, we would like to thank each and every single person who took part in our Autism Awareness Walk on yesterday! We had such an amazing day!  

Good Luck to all of our Sparkle Friends

Wishing all of our Sparkle Friends the best of luck for the sponsored walk today in celebration of World Autism Awareness! Especially Bridget and Vinny who are taking on the challenge of walking across the Millennium Dome in London in aid of Sparkle Sheffield! We’re so proud of you all, and hope you all have a fantastic day! From the … Read More