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

Sponsored Walk Route and Break-Out Room Location

This is the route for our sponsored walk on April 2nd, when we will be raising awareness of autism for the UN’s World Autism Awareness Day! The yellow star shows where our information stand will be set up. We’ll be walking the yellow route around the Peace Gardens from 11am. The red route is optional (for those who would prefer … Read More

Reminder – Sponsored Walk Time Changes

We’re meeting in the Peace Gardens for our sponsored walk for World Autism Awareness Day at 10:45am, slightly later than the original 10:00 am start time we originally scheduled. The walk itself will begin at 11:00 am. This is to ensure our walk can include the Deputy Lord Mayor, Denise Fox: our special guest for the day! We also hope … Read More

Simple Crafts for World Autism Awareness Day – Free Templates

This year, Sparkle Sheffield and our friends will be Walking for Autism in Sheffield City Centre! As part of our celebrations, we invite you to join in by creating simple hand-waving flags, bunting or even a placard featuring the UN World Autism Awareness Day logo. To help, we’ve created a free PDF template with instructions for you to download, print … Read More

Sparkle for Bridget and Vinny for WAAD

Bridget and her son Vinny will be in London on World Autism Awareness day, so in lieu of Walking for Autism they will be walking across the Millennium Dome to raise money for Sparkle Sheffield! This is a huge challenge for Bridget and Vinny – at it’s highest point the dome reaches over 52m, which is quite a feat for … Read More