Supporting ACCT by shopping with Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a way of supporting ACCT while you shop on Amazon. If you buy things through Amazon Smile, 0.5% of what you pay is donated to ACCT.

To start supporting ACCT, you first need to select us as your supported charity. Either go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ or, if you’re using the app, open it, then go to Settings > Amazon Smile.

You’ll be prompted to choose a charity to receive your donations. You can find ACCT by our charity number 1169099 or searching for Asperger’s Children and Carers Together.

Then whenever you’re shopping on Amazon, you just need to remember to do it through Smile, by either going to Either go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ or, if you’re using the app, open it, then go to Settings > Amazon Smile.

Thank you! ACCT members and supporters do so much for our charity and the families we support and we are so grateful to you all.

Parent/Carer Meeting

Monday 9th December, 10am – 12pm

Are you a parent or carer of a newly diagnosed child? Do you need advice and support about an educational, behavioural or service related issue? Maybe you would just like to chat to like minded parents and have a cup of tea or visit our library and borrow a book.

Friendly support, advice and signposting.
Hot refreshments and biscuits
Everyone Welcome, new members can register on the day 🙂 No need to book

First Floor Meeting Room, St Mary’s Church and Community Centre, Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ. Refreshments provided. Please go to reception for a parking permit.

ACCT Family Swimming 10th November 2019

ACCT Family Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 10th November 5.30 – 6.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/acct-family-swimming-session-tickets-73252150153

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://acctsheffield.charitycheckout.co.uk/Page3#!/

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 – http://www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk or ring them on 0114 2312233. Please be aware a strict swimwear policy is in place at Hillsborough Leisure Pool.

To book places please use the Eventbrite online booking webpage. If you’re having trouble booking online, please  contact Nicola on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034

Select ACCT as your Co-op Local Cause!

ACCT has been selected as one of the Co-op’s Local Causes. This means that Members of the Co-op can choose ACCT as your local cause and then 1% of what you spend at the Co-op is donated to ACCT. We’ll be one of the local causes for the next 12 months so plenty of time for those 1 per cents to build up!

Please go to our cause page https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/37967 to select ACCT as your local cause and to join if you aren’t already a Co-op member (it costs £1 to get a card). Thank you!

Here’s a quick guide to selecting ACCT as your local cause.

Once you’ve signed up as a member and logged in, click the ‘See your local causes’ link

Then find ACCT. We’re under the Wellbeing category, you might need to adjust the ‘distance from you’ option to find us.

Then click on our page and then click the ‘Choose this cause’ link.

And that’s it. You should get a message to say you’ve selected ACCT as your local cause, and then shop at Co-op as normal, remembering to get your membership card swiped when you do! Thank you!

Parents’ Meeting Tuesday 26th November 2019

The next ACCT Parents’ Meeting is on Tuesday 26th November, 7-9pm at St Mary’s.

Ruth Howe, Advanced Occupational Therapist at Ryegate Children’s Centre, will present a session on Sensory Issues in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Ruth will cover the basic theory and then introduce practical strategies and equipment.

All ACCT parents and carers are welcome. Parents and carers new to ACCT are welcome to book a place on the session then register as a member of ACCT on the night. Please book a place via the Eventbrite page.

Please note this session is on a TUESDAY evening, not a Wednesday.

ACCT Tots!

ACCT is excited to have received some new funding for a pre-school group suitable for little ones up to 5 years old.
The first session of ACCT Tots is taking place on Monday 7th October at 10-12pm in the Pavilion Room at St Mary’s and will be every week at the same time.
There will be lots of toys, activities and fun in a supportive and welcoming environment. New and familiar faces very welcome.
For more information please contact Emma – emma.reid@acctsheffield.org.uk

 

Support for Over 20’s

WHAT: Drinks, pool and social
WHERE: Riley’s Sport’s Bar, Lescar Lane, S11 8XQ (£5 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 23rd September, 7.30-9.30pm

WHAT: Joker
WHERE: The Light Cinema, The Moor (£5 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 7th October, time to be confirmed

WHAT: Meal and social
WHERE: Nando’s @ The Moor (£10 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 4th November, 7.30-9.30pm

WHAT: Bouldering and social
WHERE: The Climbing Works, 150 Little London Road, S8 0UJ (£5 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 18th November, 7.30-9.30pm

For more information please contact a.hithersay@acctsheffield.org.uk

The group runs supportive social opportunities that help young adults to get out of the house and participate in activities with friends and peers.

The aim of the project is to help boost the confidence and self-esteem of young adults, have a positive impact on mental health and build social, communication and life skills.

Support for the Over 20’s

WHAT: A meal and social
WHERE: Cosmos, St Paul’s Place, S1 2PT. (£10 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 9th September, 7.30-9.30pm

WHAT: Drinks, pool and social
WHERE: Riley’s Sport’s Bar, Lescar Lane, S11 8XQ (£5 Voluntary Contribution)
WHEN: Monday 23rd September, 7.30-9.30pm

For more information please contact  a.hithersay@acctsheffield.org.uk

The group runs supportive social opportunities that help young adults to get out of the house and participate in activities with friends and peers.

The aim of the project is to help boost the confidence and self-esteem of young adults, have a positive impact on mental health and build social, communication and life skills.

Family Days Out

The last two Family Days Out are –
Chatsworth Farm and Adventure Playground – Tuesday 20th August 10am – 5pm
 
Tropical Butterfly House – Thursday 29th August 10am – 5pm
Places on the coaches are limited to 69 so if you are able to make your own way to the venues please let me know.

Please note we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £2 per person per trip – acctsheffield.charitycheckout.co.uk/Page2

  • The drop off and pick up point for coaches is St Mary’s, Bramall Lane and coaches will leave promptly at the stated time. Parking at St Mary’s cannot be guarantee so please allow time to find a parking space and obtain a parking permit from reception.
  • There will be no staff present on these trips and children remain the responsibility of their parents/carers at all time. These events have been organised for the whole family!
  • Please bring a packed lunch and blanket or alternatively check the web sites of the venues for details of cafes on site. Raincoats/sun hats/sun block maybe needed as well as sensible footwear.
  • Anyone wishing to go around in a large group can do so and we can help to support each other. Any families who may require additional to support to access any of these trips please give me a call.
To book on to any of these trips please email Nicola with the names of all family members on nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk
PLEASE CANCEL ALL UNWANTED PLACES IN A TIMELY MANNER

Family Swimming

Family Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 25th August 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Friday 23rd August at 12pm

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1123714/Page3

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 –www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk 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 nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

ACCT Family Days Out

Swimming at Hillsborough Leisure Pool

Sunday 14th July 5.30 – 6.30pm – Bookings close on Fri 12th July at 12pm

Voluntary Contribution of £2 per person, please click on the secure link –https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1123714/Page3

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 – www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk 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 nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk or 07527 824034