Autism & Asperger's

NHS Health A-Z - Conditions and treatments

Information about conditions, treatments and support for carers

Easy health leaflets

Large range of leaflets on different topics, explained in an accessible format

Sheffield Sibling Support Group

12 week programme for young people aged 8-18 who have a brother or sister with a disability, giving them the chance to meet other children who have brothers and sisters with a disability, talk about their feelings, learn about disabilities and access useful information, make new friends, have fun and spend time that is just focused on them.

Sibs (Something Interesting for Brothers and Sisters)

Student led volunteer project, offering free fun days out for children aged 8 to 12 years old who have a brother or sister with a disability. Activities run monthly on Saturdays (during term-time) giving children and break and the chance to meet others in similar situations. Tel 0114 222 8544

Young Sibs website

Information, advice and support for young people who have siblings with disabilities including information about specific disabilities. There is also use a chat facility that young people can register to use and a space to email questions to a sibling advisor.

Support and advice if you have a parents with a disability or illness (leaflet)

Leaflet for young people including information on what disabilities are, how can having a parent with a disability can affect you and how to get help and support.

Parent/carers guide to the SEND reforms

The Sheffield Parent Carer Forum has published a guide for parents to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms. The guide explains what is changing, how the new processes will work in Sheffield, and how youngsters will make the transition from the old to the new system. It includes a number of useful tips – written by parents, for parents! – as well as a “jargon buster” and a list of useful contacts.

ACCT (Asperger’s Children and Carers Together)

Parent-led support group for children and families affected by Asperger’s syndrome. ACCT run activity groups for children and teenagers with Asperger’s, as well as day trips and other outings. Siblings are welcome too. ACCT also host weekly drop-in sessions and monthly meetings for parents and carers.