The SNAP Directory is the 'A-Z' for parents with children with special needs. It supports and guides us when we are lost for information on so many issues.

Vicky - Braintree

A brilliant point of reference, always packed full of clear and useful information

Malcolm - Billericay

16+ Information

The '16+ Information' page is designed to share useful information about training, events and opportunities for young people and their carers in and around Essex, together with relevant updates about the transition into adulthood.

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SNAP Summer Survival Guide –

Don’t forget to have a look at this year’s Summer Survival Guide for useful ideas and information to help you through the holiday period, together with activities and events from other organisations. 

Anderson School –

An interview with the head teacher of the new National Autistic Society school in Chigwell, which opens in September.

SEN Show –

This annual event at the Business Design Centre in London will be held on 6-7 October 2017.  It is free to enter to access the resources, advice and support available. Plus for parents there is a Parent & Carer Forum with seminars all day on the Saturday.

Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook –

This authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales is available to freely download online.  Each chapter explains the difference between what public bodies must do to support disabled children and that which they may do. Chapter 10 covers the transition to adulthood. 

Essex Outdoors –

There are Open Events at Mersea and Danbury centres for children and young people aged 8 to 18 with a disability in August. There are also Short Break opportunities throughout the summer at all centres.

ATOS change of name –

The assessment service for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims has changed its name to Independent Assessment Services (IAS).

The Care Act –

Special Needs Jungle has shared a useful article about The Care Act when moving from child to adult services. 


Please remember to visit this page regularly for more updates throughout the year.

What Next? Event – SNAP is hosting this unique event on Wednesday 25th May from 5pm to 7pm, to enable parents and their young people aged 16+ to gather information and find out about the services available to them for their future.