Our friends at Sparkle Sheffield invited us along to their Emergency Services Event at the Lifewise Centre on Sunday and we had a brilliant time!
What was the Emergency Services Event?
For people with autism, the emergency services can be scary and resemble bad experiences. This could lead to them not approaching police officers or fireman for help which could lead to dangerous situations . The Emergency Services event was organised by Sparkle to build bridges between the emergency services and people who have autism. We’re pleased to say it was a massive success! The children were dressing up as police officers, being shown around a police car and fire engine (and trying out the sirens!), exploring the fantastic set of the Lifewise centre and of course enjoying the sensory bus!
Who are Sparkle Sheffield?
Started by parents of autistic children, Sparkle Sheffield exists to help families with autistic children meet the challenges they face, feel less isolated, less frightened and more empowered. Autism affects families in different ways but only the parent of an autistic child can truly understand what life is like for us.
Find out More on their website: http://www.sparklesheffield.co.uk