Asperger’s Children and Carers Together

NEWS: ACCT is recruiting for Casual Bank Play Workers, a Football Coach and two Football Assistants. More information and application packs are available on this page. Deadline 5th July at 5pm.

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“A place where children can be themselves, make friends and have fun”

To get a flavour of ACCT and our sessions you can watch our video made for the People’s Projects fundraising campaign or read this fantastic article by the Sheffield Telegraph.

Asperger’s Children and Carers Together (ACCT) is a parent-led support group for children and families affected by Asperger’s syndrome and other forms of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. We run activity groups for children and teenagers with Asperger’s and Autism, as well as family days out and other trips. Siblings are welcome  too. We also host weekly drop-in sessions at Acctivate and monthly meetings for parents and carers.

Members are invited to all ACCT activities, receive a quarterly newsletter and have use of our library. Membership is free as is attending the clubs.

We run:

  • Monthly Parent Meetings
  • Monthly Coffee Morning Drop In
  • Social Events
  • Family Days Out
  • Sports Activites
  • A Book and DVD Library
  • A Weekly parent/carer drop in session at ACCTivate
  • ACCTivate, the Weekly Children’s Club
  • A Weekly Teenage Youth Club

Full list of events and activities

What is Asperger’s? 

Asperger’s Syndrome is a Pervasive Developmental Disorder that falls within the Autistic Spectrum. Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome are usually of average or above average intelligence. The condition presents differently in each person but is characterised with difficulties with social interaction, social communication and flexibility of thinking or imagination. In addition, there may be sensory, motor and organisational difficulties.

For an easily accessible video that explains Autism/ Asperger’s take a look at this:


Our Mission 

Our mission is to provide support to children affected by Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism, their families and others who care for them. In carrying out this mission will we ensure that the highest standards are maintained and that equal opportunities apply throughout the service.


ACCT was set up in 2006 by three parents, Deborah Woodhouse, Karen Nuttgens and Helen Basu-Chaudhuri to support children affected by Asperger’s and ASD, their families and others who care for them in Sheffield. ACCT was launched because there was a lack of help for families affected by the challenges faced by children and young people in the Sheffield area.

The Board of Trustees work with the staff to manage ACCT on a voluntary basis, and there are over 500 families who have become members.

ACCT also works to raise awareness of Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

Asperger’s Children And Carers Together is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England, charity number 1169099.