Practical Resources

Here’s a list of off and online practical resources. Online work, communication and support services and advice you can use at home.

Please note these are all external links. ACCT does not manage the content on any of the sites linked to. The National Cyber Security Centre has some great guidance on how to stay safe online.

Communication

Zoom
Free video chat for up to 40 minutes, for up to 100 users.

Discord
Text or phone chat with multiple people at once for free. 

WhatsApp
Text, phone and video chat with multiple people at once for free.

Tools

Schedule Builder
Free online schedule builder.

Google Suite
Free browser based equivalents to Microsoft Excel (Google Sheets), Word (Google Docs), Powerpoint (Google Sheets), etc.

Photopea
Free browser based photo editor.

Advice and support

Sheffield IAPT
Sheffield IAPT have overhauled their website to include include information on how to access self-help, how to access help online, and a course for Coping with Covid.

Coronavirus Finance & Bills Help
Guide to managing finance support during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Life-in-Lockdown Help
Guide to managing life during lockdown, including current supermarket restrictions, getting discounts, and more.

Autism Education Trust
A superb guide to working together with your child’s school to get the best outcome for your child.

PDA Society
Offers support, advice and information to anyone involved with an individual with PDA, whether suspected or diagnosed, child or adult. Loads of practical advice, consistently updated.

Sheffield Parent Carer Forum
An independent group of parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with disabilities and special educational needs.

Sheffield Carers’ Centre
An independent charity and company, working to identify carers in Sheffield and to offer them a range of information, advice and support services.

SOS!SEN
A free, friendly independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs.

NSPCC Helpline
Offers help, advice and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families.

Staying Safe Online

Net Aware
Net Aware, produced by O2 and NSPCC, is a guide for parents of some of the most popular sites, apps and games that young people use.

Thinkuknow
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Childnet
Helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children. Advice, tips and resources for parents and carers, teachers and young people.

Safer Internet Centre
Where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

Information Commissioner’s Office
Upholding information rights in the public interest.