About Soundbites

Soundbites supports young people with a learning disability or autism to develop their confidence, communication and social skills through recording and editing audio. We have 2 Soundbites groups: for ages 10 – 12 and for ages 13 – 17.

Soundbites members can choose the topics they are interested in and create their own projects, or collaborate with others, supported by specialist staff.

Participants can explore activities from a wide range including creating their own podcasts, radio-style interviews, sound effects and soundtracks, storytelling and creating music and song lyrics. They can develop their ICT skills through using sound editing software as well as recording equipment. All activities can be adapted to the needs and abilities of each participant.

To find out more about Soundbites, please contact us.

You can apply for a place using our online application form.

Soundbites Details

  • Delivery dates: Saturdays in school term-time only.
  • Times: 10am – 11am for ages 10 – 12 and 11am – 12pm for ages 13 – 17.
  • Break/Social Times: 9:45am – 10am for ages 10 – 12 and 10:45 – 11am for ages 13 – 17.
  • Snack: Toast, crumpets, fruit and drinks are included at break time.
  • Venue: Norfolk Lodge, Park grange Road, Sheffield S2 3QF.
  • Cost: £3 per session. This is charged per term and is payable at the start of each new term.
  • Suitability: We can not provide 1-2-1 support during this session. If your child requires this, or may need support with personal care, we ask that a parent/carer remains on site for the duration of the session.
  • Parent/Carers: Our ‘Parent Carer Room’ is available during this session. Relax and meet other parent/carers of children with additional needs. Refreshments are provided.

Sheffield Mencap & Gateway does not want anyone to be excluded because of the cost to attend our services. Please contact us if you feel this applies to you.

More Soundbites

You can listen to the podcasts that have been created by the Soundbites groups on the dedicated Soundcloud channel.