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About The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

The Autism Centre is part of the Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion within the Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University. The Autism Centre promotes a view of autism as a different way of being. Whilst many people may live happy and accomplished lives with autism, different ways of being can challenge and confuse others. To help with understanding The Autism Centre delivers accredited courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Its team of academics engage with research and consultancy and publish widely on the autism spectrum and disability.

2 day introduction to SCERTS, Sheffield 4-5 Dec 2017

Sheffield Speech and Language Therapy Service are delighted to be hosting a 2-day Introduction to SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Support) course on 4-5 December 2017, at St Mary’s Conference Centre on Bramall Lane, Sheffield.  The speaker will be … Continue reading

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Research study, call for participants- ‘What is important to children and young people with autism and their families?’

Post by Jennie Fleetwood: I am a student at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) writing the final research project for my MA Autism Spectrum. I am gathering information on how outcomes are set and measured for children and young people with … Continue reading

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Early ‘Intervention’ For Autism Just Got Earlier

The Autism Centre’s Nick Hodge has a comment in The Conversation on the latest research on working with babies who have older autistic siblings. Research is looking at how to lessen the impact of autism associated behaviours that might distress and/or inhibit a … Continue reading

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Did you catch Autism and Sheffield on the TV this week?

The Autism Centre’s Stephen Connolly and Sparkle, Sheffield featured on the BBC’s The One Show 5/4/17 at 7pm. They were discussing the perils of shopping for some autistic people and their families. If you missed it but have access to  … Continue reading

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Viewing of Life Animated plus discussion Sunday April 2nd for World Autism Awareness Week

Please not that this is not an Autism Centre event Sunday April 2nd 2017 there is a showing of the film Life Animated followed by a discussion on the issues raised. More information at

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Sheffield shops open early Saturday April 1st for Autism

Sparkle in collaboration with The Autism Centre’s Stephen Connolly have been working with Sheffield shops to encourage them to open early on Saturday April 1st for World Autism Awareness Week. A number of shops have agreed to become more autism friendly. More information at … Continue reading

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Summary of Tuesday’s twitter chat #DebateAutism

Hope you managed to catch our amazing twitter chat, #DebateAutism,  last Tuesday. Don’t worry if you missed it as you can see the summary at You don’t even need to be on twitter to access this.

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