Stradbroke PrimaryUseful Links
For help, advice and guidance about all aspects of education and other parenting issues:
Department for Education website
Autism Support Line
Sheffield Education Autism Team run a Support Line for Parents, Carers and Professionals.
It is available Monday to Thursday 1.00pm to 4.00pm (term time).
The telephone number is: 0114 2736567
The Sheffield Education Autism Team Support Line poster is available to download.
Websites that support special educational needs children and their families
- Association for all Speech Impaired Children (Afasic) Voice for Life
- BIBIC is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, Asperger’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, brain injury, and specific learning difficulties like ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
- British Deaf Association
- British Institute of Learning Disabilities
- Contact a Family – For Families with Disabled Children
- Disability Information Advice Lines (DIAL)
- Disability Rights UK
- Down’s Syndrome Association
- Dyslexia Action
- Dyspraxia Foundation
- Education advice
- The Family Fund helps families of disabled or seriously ill children aged 17 or under.
- GOV.UK guide about Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
- ICAN for children providing information and support on speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
- Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice (IPSEA)
- National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN)
- The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS)
- National Autistic Society
- National Children’s Bureau
- Network 81 gives information, help and advice on the Education Act.
- REACT helps children with a life-limiting illness
- Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)
- SENSE support for deafblind people.
- Sheffield Asperger’s Parents Action Group
- Special Kids in the UK
Useful Guides for Parents
See the useful links and advice for yourself and your child.
NSPCC Guide - Is my child ready to be left alone?
A question every parent has to face. When it comes to leaving your child alone, how soon is too soon?
Whether they’re staying home alone for an hour or so, or you’re thinking of leaving them for longer – how do they feel about this? How can you make sure your child is safe?
Packed with advice, tips and practical tools, this guide can help you make decisions that are right for your child.
MAST - MAST & School Advice Sessions during Covid-19
A MAST worker and member of the school staff team can talk with you via zoom or by telephone to discuss any issues you may have.
The MAST worker and school will work together with you to help to address your family’s needs and create happier children and families.
Contact Mrs Shelley on 0114 2399320 to make an appointment.
Click HERE to view our most recent MAST poster.
Activities, organisations, information and services at your fingertips.
• Children and Families
• Special educational needs and disabilities (Local Offer)
Citizens Advice Sheffield
• Telephone Advice Line: Freephone 0808 278 782
• Text: 07860 026 184
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheffield Parent Hub
Sheffield Parent Hub are now running group programmes, seminars and discussion groups virtually, via Zoom.
They are also able to offer support via phone or video chat during this difficult time.
The Sheffield Parenting What’s On Guide – Summer 2022
Please contact Mrs Shelley at school if you are interested in any courses.
The Expert Parent's Guide to Childhood Anxiety
With featured advice and resources from The Children’s Society, this expert guide for parents has been written to help children understand, cope and become strengthened by their experiences of anxiety at a young age.
Healthy Eating - Bear Nibbles
Have you seen the Bear Nibbles website?
It gives information about healthier eating for kids and in particular how much sugar etc is in fruit snacks we choose for our kids.
National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society (NAS) are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.
They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
Amy’s House is a respite centre for families with children, from 5-18 years old, who have special needs and is based in the heart of the local community at Ballifield Primary School in Sheffield.
Eat Smart Sheffield
Eat Smart Sheffield focuses on a whole schools & settings approach to food & nutrition. Led by Learn Sheffield; Commisioned by Sheffield City Council.
Check out the newsletter: Eat Smart Newsletter
Many of our children need additional support to understand the spoken word. A great resource for this is the use of Makaton which supports by using signs and symbols alongside the spoken word.
Please visit http://www.makaton.org/ for further information about Makaton which we are increasingly using in school.
This Makaton Information Sheet explains more about Makaton and the help available.
Children with autism often find it difficult to distinguish the emotions of others or to describe how they themselves feel.
Please use these emotions faces (if they are useful) to support your child.
Unravel is a Sheffield-based children’s emotional and behavioural psychology consultancy, that aims to unravel children’s behavioural difficulties and develop happier children.
Sparkle Sheffield - Autism support group for parents
Sparkle Sheffield have 5 different parent support groups running in 5 different venues as well as a play evening for autistic children and their siblings. We certainly are a parent group with a difference. Sparkle Sheffield will not just aim at helping and supporting our beautiful extra special children but it will also be helping and supporting their parents too.
Having a child with autism can be very difficult and an extremely challenging experience and the only person who really understands what you are going through is another parent. Autism affects all different cultures from all different backgrounds but unfortunately all parents have the same problems due to lack of support and understanding. Sparkle Sheffield will be tackling these problems head on by bringing knowledge to our parents.
We really hope you are all able to join us in raising awareness for Autism.