South Yorkshire Autism Fayre

16th & 17th September 2019

For parents, professionals and of course kids! Featuring award winning speakers and partners at the show.
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Limited numbers, all speakers talks on a first come first serve basis.

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Learn from leading autism professionals

Get the leading edge current information
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Information & Support

We have the best support in the area attending
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(First come first serve basis)
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Expand your knowledge

See some of our amazing guests below!

About

This event is for Parents/Carers, their relatives, Professionals caring for autistic children and for everyone else who just wants to learn more about autism. The event will be split between to consecutive days, Monday 16th September 2019 and Tuesday 17th September 2019. Start time 9.30pm - 3pm.

• Professional Speakers (Delivering talks in 4 difference rooms 
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS
• One to One parent advice booths with professionals 
- FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS
• Information Stalls
• Magna Mayhem (Inflatable park)
• Magna Cafe
• Costume characters walking round
• Unicorn Run - Leo The Unicorn is making an appearance on the 16th only
• Quiet Room - Kitted out By Rhino UK

What visitors say

We love our visitors, and they love us
  • It was such a pleasure to visit...

    ‘I am really looking forward this event! Especially to hear Luke
    Beardon I have read two of his books. So I’m really excited that I am going to hear him speak’

    Lynette from Manchester

  • Best of The Best

    ‘ I am a SENCO in a school in Birmingham. My manager is giving me
    the time off to attend this fayre because to be honest it’s only £20 which is nothing. As knowledge I will receive from 
    being at this event is priceless’

    Chris From Birmingham

  • Best of The Best

    ‘‘ I am a parent with 2 autistic children. I attend an autism fayre run by
    Sparkle Sheffield a couple of years ago at Norfolk Park. It was so informative and the speakers were brilliant! I see this fayre is now at Magna Centre which is a huge venue. I can’t wait to see
    what they have in store this time!’

    Claire from Sheffield

  • Best of The Best

    'I have always wanted to attend an IPSEA course but could never
    afford it. I have an autistic child and I am struggling with getting an EHCP. This will be £10 well
    spent!'

    Jonathan from Wakefield

Our incredible Sponsors

We are excited to share some of the amazing sponsors attending our event

Everyone is welcome!

The South Yorkshire Autism Fayre 2019 is being held at the Magna Centre in Rotherham. EVERYONE is welcome to gain more knowledge about autism. Award winning guest speakers will be attending and there will be stalls selling products and giving information all about Autism and learning disabilities.
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Some amazing guests!

We are excited to share some of the amazing partners attending our event

Featured Guests

We are delighted to introduce some of our fantastic 
guest speakers at this years event
Luke-Beardon

Bestselling Author Luke Beardon

'Autism, My Brother and Me' author Amelie.

Autism Union Attending

Shona Murphy presentations. 

Kawpow Comic Book Appearences

Unicorns from Lightwood Ponies Stables

#Room 1

16
September
10:15 - 11:15
11:30 - 13:30
Assessment of SEN needs by the local Authority: What are the expectations?
IPSEA
13:10 - 13:55
Becoming a sensory detective, understanding characteristics of Sensory Processing Difficulties
Sensory Spectacle
14:00 - 15:00
Autism and Employment
Autism Plus

#Room 2

16
SEPTEMBER
10:00 - 11:00
Let's Talk Speech and Language
Mary Hampton
11:15 - 12:00
Nutrition (Happy Gut!)
Angelette Muller
12:15 - 13:45
Advocacy Case Studies
Chrissy Meleady
13:45 - 14:15
Siblings: How They Feel
Angel Dusauzay (Age 9)
14:15 - 15:00
Direct Payments: Families Real Life Experiences
Autism Union

#Room 3

16
September
10:15 - 11:30
11:45 - 13:15
Challenging Behavior
Mark Brown
13:30 - 15:00
Toileting
Mark Brown

#Room 4

16
SEPTEMBER
10:00 - 11:30
Makaton Taster Session
Sapphire Took
11:45- 13:00
'I am Autistic, What is Autism?'
Stephen Connolly
13:15 - 15:00
Autism and Girls
Shona Murphy

#Booth 1

16
September
10:00 - 11:30
1:1 sessions
Mark Brown
12:00 - 13:00
1:1 sessions
Julie Daunt - PDA
13:30 - 14:30
1:1 sessions
Stephen Connolly

#Booth 2

16
SEPTEMBER
10:00 - 11:15
1:1 sessions
Stephen Connolly
11:30- 12:45
1:1 sessions'
Shona Murphy
13:00 - 13:45
1:1 sessions
Autism Union

#Room 1

17
September
10:00 - 12:00
Assessment of SEN needs by the local Authority: What are the expectations?
IPSEA
12:15 - 13:30
Diagnostic Pathways
Ryegate Children's Centre
13:45 - 15:00
Inclusion: The questions you need to ask yourself when deciding on the best route of education.
Stephen Connolly

#Room 2

17
SEPTEMBER
10:00 - 11:15
Puberty
Mark Brown
11:30- 13:00
Anxiety and obsessions
Mark Brown
13:15 - 14:00
False Accusations of FII
(Fabricated or Induced Illness)
Shona Murphy
14:15 - 15:00

#Room 3

17
September
10:00- 11:30
Transitions
Stephen Connolly
11:45- 12:45
Friendships
-The difficulty in establishing maintaining
and vulnerability
Katherine Ambler
13:00 - 14:15
Let's Talk Speech and Language
Mary Hampton
14:30 - 15:00
Siblings: How They Feel
Angel Dusauzay (Age 9)

#Room 4

17
SEPTEMBER
10:00 - 11:30
Challenging Behaviour
Shona Murphy
11:45- 13:15
Equality, Human Rights and Autism
Chrissy Meleady
13:30- 15:00
Sparkle Sheffield, Autism Union and 
The South Yorkshire Autism Fayre:
How it all began
Liesje Dusauzay

#Booth 1

17
September
11:30 - 12:30
1:1 sessions
Autism Union
13:15 - 14:30
1:1 sessions
Katherine Ambler

#Booth 2

17
SEPTEMBER
10:00 - 11:30
1:1 sessions
Julia Daunt - PDA
12:00- 13:00
1:1 sessions'
Stephen Connolly
13:15 - 15:00
1:1 sessions
Mark Brown

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Our Guest Speakers

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Stephen Connolly

Stephen’s interest in autism and higher education (HE) began whilst navigating university life as an autistic student studying Physical Education at Leeds Metropolitan University. The challenges and success he experienced sparked an interest into how other autistic students experience HE. Moving to Sheffield Hallam University to gain his MA Autism Spectrum degree has led to a career researching autism and HE. His work is heavily influenced by the "Actually Autistic" movement and Emancipatory and Participatory movements. He strives for accessible involvement in the full research process and firmly believes that autistic people should be the main stakeholders in autism research. His PhD research is titled "Inclusion of students that identify as autistic in Higher Education". 

He is a member of the Sheffield Hallam Autism Research Partnership, SHU Disability Research Forum and the Equality and Social Justice Research Group. Course leader MA Autism Spectrum leading, teaching and tutoring on MA Autism Spectrum. Module leading, teaching and tutoring on undergraduate elective modules in autism and challenging behaviour as part of BA Childhood Studies and BA Early Childhood Studies. Tutoring for Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
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Mark Brown

Mark is the founder of Special Help 4 Special Needs has over 30 years experience working with people with special needs including working with children with special needs since 2000. Mark’s work provides an individualised, practical based approached which aims to provide the child/young adult and those around them with the tools to explore themselves as well as help their further development. Mark is especially well known for his talks on puberty.
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Luke Beardon

Dr Luke Beardon is a senior member of staff in The Autism Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. He has been working as a practitioner providing support and consultancy in the field of autism and Asperger syndrome for around 20 years. Luke’s research interests are around individuals with autism who have broken the law. He is also a published author his books can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dr-Luke-Beardon/e/B072HC7SHS?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1562764652&sr=8-1

His areas of expertise:
• Autism
• Asperger syndrome
• Educational issues
• Offending conduct
• Social relationships
• Employment
• Disability discrimination/equal opportunities
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IPSEA

IPSEA are an independent provider of special education advice. They are a registered charity (number 327691) operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.
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Ryegate Children's Centre

Ryegate Children’s Centre is where clinics and therapy sessions are provided. They also provide therapy at home and in schools. Ryegate see children with neurodevelopmental disorders and more than 5000 children come through their doors every year.

Conditions they treat
Ryegate see children with a range of difficulties including:

• cerebral palsy
• learning disabilities
• autism spectrum disorders
• developmental co-ordination disorder
• ADHD
• ex-preterm infants
• Down’s syndrome

The team provides a range of services including:

• Early Years Service
• Autism Early Years
• Social Communication Disorder
• ADHD Service
• Developmental Co-ordination Disorders
• Down’s Syndrome Clinic
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Mary Hampton

Mary Hampton - Mary provides services for children and young people with a wide variety of speech and language needs. She specializes in working with children who have speech and language difficulties, including Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, or Dyslexia, using signing, PECS, PROMPT and Talk Tools. Her approaches include computer and iPad based programs to support language and literacy skills. She has been a speech and language therapist and dyslexia tutor for over twenty five years. Mary has been the chair of the Association for Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice ASLTIP and has represented private speech therapists on the council of the Royal College of Speech and language Therapists.
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Angelette Muller

Angelette is a health and nutrition consultant. She is a nutrition therapist and private chef, with expertise in the vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diet. She also has significant experience working with multiple food sensitivities. She has experience working with a wide variety of needs. Including creating individualised dietary programmes to formulating nutritional feeds under the supervision of doctors, creating menus as part of a nutritional management system, recipe modification. She is a published author of the book, Supernourishment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practical Nutritional Approach to Optimizing Diet for Whole Brain and Body Health which can be found here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Angelette-Müller/e/B019ET2Z8M. 

She also has a nutritional food line called ‘Whole Ltd’
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Chrissy Meleady

Chrissy Meleady is the Chief Executive of Early Years Equality. Early Years Equality is a UK and an Internationally based organisation championing multi strand equalities whilst placing a primacy upon matters of race and racial equality. Chrissy’s previous roles have included being the Head of Centre of the award winning and innovative Sheffield Children’s Centre, (the first Children’s Centre in Europe and a trail blazer for many of the UK's current policies and practices around diversity, inclusion and anti-discriminatory service development and delivery. This centre was one of Britain’s Early Excellence Centres).
She has also been the chief executive of Sheffield Racial Equality Council, the Chief Executive of South Yorkshire Equalities and Anti-Discrimination Service, a Human Rights Commissioner.

Chrissy is also the author of several publications including:

•Racism and Enslavement - Learning from the past for a racist free and equal present and future. By Chrissy Meleady, Chief Executive EYE.
•Early Years Single Equality Strategy (EYSES) – Essential Advice and Guidance. By Chrissy Meleady MBE, Chief Executive EYE.
•ENCO Handbook – Equality Named Co-ordinator. (Inclusion Co-ordinator, Equal Opportunities Co-ordinator, Equality Co-ordinator). By Chrissy Meleady MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Early Years Equality.
•Children, Families and Community – Creating and Sustaining Integrated Services. By Pat Broadhead, Chrissy Meleady and Marco A. Delgado Celebrating Our Families With Pride
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Angel Dusauzay

Angel is 9 years old and has a 14 year old autistic brother called Jayden. From the age of two years old Angel was aware of the effects of autism. She had trained herself how to keep as still as possible when her brother was having a meltdown. She knew if she moved he would focus his meltdown on her. Angel sees herself as her brother’s protector. She feels it is very important for people to understand what life is like for her and her family. Angel is the founder of the sibling group Twinkle and she is the Junior Lead Ambassador for Sparkle Sheffield. She delivers presentations to children in school assemblies about siblings of autistic children. She has also appeared on BBC Newsround and BBC The one Show, raising awareness about autism. 

Angel goes to Westbourne School and delivers Autism Awareness Assemblies to schools across the country.
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Autism Union

Supporting Parents of Autistic Children, Young People and Their Families
Autism Union help people to:

• Access information and services
• Be involved in decisions about the lives and the services they need I.e. No decision about a child or  family without child family full involvement
• Defend and promote their human rights and responsibilities
• Speak out about issues that matter to them
• Gather information about social policy issues in partnership approaches and campaigning the effect positive change.

Autism Union are the hosts of the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre
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Julia Daunt

Julia Daunt is an adult living with a diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). She also has a diagnosis of ADHD and Psychotic Episodes. PDA is a lifelong Pervasive Developmental Disorder and was first described by the late Prof. Elizabeth Newson in 1980. PDA is an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Despite PDA being around for a while there are still massive gaps in its recognition, people’s understanding and its diagnosis by professionals.
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Makaton Course

Makaton is designed to support spoken language – signs are used with speech, in spoken word order to help children and adults to communicate. Using signs can help children who have no speech (either because they have communication difficulties or are very young) or whose speech is unclear.
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Shona Murphy

Shona is autistic and graduated on the Sheffield Hallam University MA Autism in 2018. As an autistic parent to autistic children Shona’s studies and her engagement with autistic people have had a huge impact on her family and she has completely changed her parenting style. She now understands herself and her children better. They are all much happier as a result. She also uses her knowledge to advocate for other autistic people. Shona speaks at conferences, provides training and conducts research.
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Katherine Ambler

Kath is a autistic mother to three autistic children and a sister to 3 autistic siblings.

Kath is a qualified lecturer and worked within the education action system since 2008 and is currently studying the MA In Autism at Sheffield Hallam.

Kath has recently set up an organisation called CAAT which helps support adults on the Autistic Spectrum within North Lincolnshire.
Special interests include

• Autism and equines
• Sensory processing
• Autism and ethnicity
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Liesje Dusauzay

Liesje is the Founder and CEO of Sparkle Sheffield, (Sparkle Sheffield was given the Duke Of York Community Initiative Award by HRH Prince Andrew) and the Director, Founder and Project Manager of Autism Union. Leesh is also a BBC Radio Presenter for BBC Radio Sheffield and co-presents the show ‘Nowt So Strange As Folk’ on Saturday 10 am - 12 noon.

Liesje is a mother of four children; one of whom is autistic, and another has complex medical needs. As well as a pro-fession as an International gospel singer, she is a published author and an award-winning poet. In addition to these extracurricular achievements, Liesje is regarded as a top business speaker; therefore her ability as a professional key-note speaker is just one part of her role.

Coming from a varied professional background that includes; being an expert in customer care, hospitality, social care and life-long learning, Liesje has a degree in Early Intervention and Family Support. She developed the entrepreneuri-al itch early in her career, and started her charity in 2006 after the loss of her partner. Her commitment to social jus-tice and her passion has made her a pacesetter, as well as a visionary of both social and business aspects. She is lead-ing the charge in developing new and exciting, out of the box ideas for Sparkle Sheffield Charity, Autism Union, South Yorkshire Autism Fayre and A Mothers Voice. Liesje hosts the BBC Radio show  'Now't so strange as folk' broadcasting Saturdays 10-12 on BBC radio Sheffield.

Meet Our Exhibitors

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Sparkle Sheffield

A charity that supports parents of autistic children and their families in Sheffield and Beyond.
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Autism Union

Parent Advocacy and delivers Professional Training to businesses and organisations nationwide.
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Autism Hope

An autism support group for families in the North of Sheffield.
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Family Fund

Is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. (17th September Only).
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Creative care

Provides high quality residential care and support for people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and additional severe and complex needs. (17th Sept Only)
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SIV Sheffield International Venues

are sports, leisure and entertainment venues to become The Health and Wellbeing Charity.
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Bright Futures

Consultancy that supports parents and professionals through the complex legal SEN system.
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Ryegate Autism Team

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
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Support Dogs

Support Dogs is a registered national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. We provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.
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Small Steps Consultants

Interactive therapy for children with special needs
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OMI

Design Interactive projection systems with games, music and social activities to engage and motivate all generations on any surface.
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SEN Books

SEN Books is a travelling special needs bookshop which visits teacher and parent conferences across the UK. For books on autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and more.
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Burton Street

The Burton Street Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation supporting adults and older children with learning and physical difficulties. Everyone is welcome
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Barnsley Sendiass

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Information, Advice & Support Service for Barnsley.
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Smartbox

Is Assistive Technology. They create and supply solutions to help people with disabilities communicate, access computers and control the environment around them; combining the latest technology with the very best software.
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Rotherham/Doncaster Parent Forum

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Information, Advice & Support Service for Barnsley.
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Orkid Ideas

TomTag visual supports. Visual schedule, visual timetable, picture checklist, reward chart, visual reminder. For autism, ASD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia.
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Sheffield Hallam University

Information about their autism courses and qualifications
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Whole Foods LTD - (16th September Only)

Vegan foods and supplies.
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Badger’s Woodland Crafts

Gifts, aids and crafts to help support your disabled person.
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Autism Plus

We are a charity that supports adults and young people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health conditions. Every part of what we do is about supporting people to take control over their lives.
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Rotherham United Disabled Supporters Association

Supporting Rotherham fans.
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Amelie book signing stall

8 year old Amelie has written a book about siblings of autistic children. The autism Fayre is her book launch day.
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Kapow (16th September ONLY)

Here at Kapow we bring that comic book love to life by providing the most realistic and most movie accurate costumes available for the best parties.
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Blessed One’s Kitchen

Beautiful Caribbean and African food
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Sparkle Sheffield Sweet Shop

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Sparkle Sheffield Cake Shop

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Smile at lightwood

Unicorn trekking (unicorn called LEO) 16th September ONLY 11am - 2pm
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Robert Odgen School

National Autistic Society School
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Explore Learning

Maths and English Tution taught in the most remarkable and fun way.
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Bridge Pole Ltd

Supporting young adult with learning disabilities.
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Castleston school

Our small numbers enable us to create a real 'family feel' to the school. Our adult pupil ratio is excellent, ensuring that all of our pupils receive a truly individualized education.
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Wax ya Danny’s

Offers a unique attraction making wax hand moulds. It's a fun, creative, sensory experience enjoyed by both children and adults.
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Easy Street Theatre Company

Offers Sheffield's young creative talent the finest professional-grade theatrical training.
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Spotlight dance /Chance to Dance

Spotlight Dance is an amazing dance company that also has a special dance group called ‘Chance to Dance’
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Wheels all around

Special adapted bikes for people with disabilities. (16th Sept Only)
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Principle Support

We provide high quality and focused support to adults with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behavior in supported living, respite and live in care.
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Bev’s Professional Holistic Massage

Massage, relaxation and general well being and mindfulness.
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PDA Society

We provide information, support and training for parents, carers, teachers and individuals with PDA. Pathological Demand Avoidance. (16th Sept Only)
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Pure Essence Greetings

‘Say it with words’ - Beautiful Personalised gifts for all occasions.
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Autism Angels

Working with parents and professionals to improve the lives of all children using
 Equine Facilitated Coaching
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Snoozzzy

Specialize in weighted blankets for children. (16th Sept Only)
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Sheffield Autistic Society

(17th Sept Only)
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Landmark College

(16th Sept Only)
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Ryegate DCD team

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
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Tiny hands Big Futures

Mission statement : to help children, young people, families and educators to "curiously' explore with 'wonder' to realise their full potential!
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