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Useful Information

A user friendly guide to the ASD assessment process

Please see a very useful support document for schools and parents.  The guide has been written by Karen Arnold Consultant  Paediatrician at Ryegate. 

Learn Sheffield SEND processes

Learn Sheffield have translated the SEND processes into Arabic, Slovak and Urdu. These are the flowcharts which describe:

  • SEN support/graduated approach
  • Sheffield Support Grid
  • MyPlans
  • EHC needs assessments
  • EHC Plan annual reviews
  • Preparation for Adulthood
  • Early Years Partnership process

All files are on the Learn Sheffield website

SEND News Sheffield

Welcome to your update on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Sheffield.  For parents, carers, professionals, and everyone interested in SEND.

Sign up here

If you have any difficulties with the sign up page then please e-mail


IPSEA help and guidance

Their mission is to help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families and carers, to get the appropriate education, training and support to which they are entitled under the law. 

Further information can be found on their website.

Applying for a Bus Pass

Please use this link to apply for a student bus pass

Family train tickets

Please see a guide to booking family train tickets to help people find out how to travel as well as ways families can save money on train tickets and child fare information.

Sheffield Childrens Hospital NHS Resources

Please use this link to Sheffield Childrens NHS resources for information and help on understanding your child's Sensory Processing difficulties that you may find useful

Autism support - Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (

Eat Smart Sheffield - Healthy Breakfast Factsheet

The factsheet was developed to encourage families to choose healthier options at breakfast time. Please use the Eat Smart link to their website

Or via this link:

This is the September 2021 newsletter from Eat Smart Eat Smart Sheffield Newsletter - for Parents/Carers (

It contains information and top tips for eating healthily throughout the day including breakfast ideas, school meals, healthy snacks & drinks, and family recipes. 

Disabled Children - A legal handbook version 3

Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook 3rd edition (

Benefits & money

You might be starting to think about your son or daughter’s financial independence and how they’ll start to manage their own money. You’ll also need to be aware of changes to any benefits payments you or your child receive to help with their support as they turn 16.

Benefits & money | Contact

Sheffield Parent Hub

Please use this link to book onto all the free seminars and courses that MAST are providing virtually and there are a lot of very useful and relevant seminars for our families.