ACCT Family Days Out *NEW DATE* Play Arena

Tuesday 2nd April, 6 – 8pm – National Autism Awareness Day

Squash and water will be available and the cafe will be open for anyone wishing to purchase food.

Some Acctivate staff will be there during the session to support the children. Parents will need to stay on the premises and will be responsible for their children.

Arena Karts are not included and are coin-operated

Places are limited and booking is essential, please book your place at Acctivate or contact the Nicola on 07972221305 or nicola.hough@acctsheffield

Play Arena, Little London Road, Heeley, Sheffield, S8 0UH. For more details please check their website –

Text Giving – to make a donation to ACCT text ‘ACCT06’ followed by £ and the amount (1 – 10) and send to 70070 Collection tins will be available for anyone wishing to make a donation

Play Arena Event cancelled – 23rd March

Sorry to announce we are cancelling the trip to the play arena on Saturday 23rd March due to the weather conditions making it difficult for all to attend. This event will be rearranged for a later date. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Acctivate is going weekly!

From April 6th 2013 Acctivate will be running every Saturday morning from 9.45am to 12.15pm at St Marys Community Centre. The new clubs will have all the same activities, a toy room, a relaxation room, a computer room, arts and crafts and sports. You are welcome to come to as many sessions as you like. Booking will now be available for two sessions in advance.

For any more information or to book in, please call Emma on 07527 824034.

Spotlight Theatre Dance Studio Presents…In the Spotlight 2013


Spotlight Theatre Dance Studio is based at The Michael Church, Lowedges Road, Sheffield. It is managed by Hayley Whitehead, (ACCT Member & Mum to Coley who has ASD). Spotlight teaches all aspects of theatre dance, Street Dance, Freestyle, Musical Theatre & Music & Movement ( Parent & Toddler class). Classes are for age 18 months to Adults. 

Spotlight are also currently developing a new class in September 2013 ‘A Chance to Dance’ this class will be for Children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, touching all different styles of dance & movement, Alicia Whitehead (Hayley’s daughter) is due to start a Dance Therapy course in May 2013 to assist with this.

The above event, In The Spotlight 2013, is coming up on March 25th – 27th at The Octagon  Centre and tickets are on sale now! Spotlight have chosen to raise funds for ACCT and Weston Park Cancer Care. Raffle tickets are on sale for £1 and all donations will be gratefully received. For tickets contact Hayley Whitehead on 07932008454.


ACCT Family Days out – Swimming

ACCT Family Days Out                                                       


Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool


Sunday 24th March 5.15 – 6.15pm


This session is for our exclusive use and for the whole family. There will be no ACCT staff present and children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout the session and must be accompanied at all times.


Please check their web site for details of child to adult ratios – or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool.


To book places please contact Nicola on or 07972221305

Text Giving – to make a donation to ACCT text ‘ACCT06’ followed by £ and the amount (1 – 10) and send to 70070 Collection tins will be available for anyone wishing to make a donation

A Christmas Carol Production Fundraising for ACCT



ACCT would like to say a huge Thankyou to the Sheffield, England Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for donating proceeds from their fantastic production of A Christmas Carol to ACCT. We attended the final performance of the show and it was fantastic! Much hard work and preparation went in to this production, the dedication of all involved.. from set designers, musicians, the cast, director and costume designers.. made sure the show was a real success. Through programme sales and kind donations The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints raised £450 for ACCT which will be used to continue supporting our members and their families.


Parent’s Meeting Wednesday 6th March

7pm – 9pm at St. Mary’s Community Centre.

Rebecca Gumpert, Clinical Psychologist at Ryegate, will speak about managing anxiety in young people with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.