Although the children enjoy the activities, I have benefited so much from being able to talk to other parents and access support for me.

Janine - Thurrock

It is such a warm and friendly place and we can sit and relax with a coffee knowing both children are so happy - we never get a chance to do this anywhere else.

Rachel - Brentwood

News Wednesday 19th July 2017

Star trekker Joy

Joy Baker took part in the Thames Bridges Challenge last year with her husband Ian and relished the opportunity to give to her local community.

"I've known about SNAP since it began in 1994 as I know the charity's founder, Hilary Needham. I've seen at close range the challenges that come with parenting a child with special needs and it's inspiring to see the way SNAP has grown into the incredible charity it is today," said Joy.

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News Wednesday 19th July 2017

Mud is in the blood for super Steve

Mud, mud, glorious mud – Steven Green can't get enough of it and SNAP is reaping the rewards.

Last year Steve had a blast when he took part in the mud-filled Nuclear Blast event at the Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker site.

Now he's ready to take part in another challenge at the same venue and looking forward to this year's Nuclear Fallout. This time round, he'll also be joined by colleagues from his EBN Hornchurch networking group.

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News Wednesday 19th July 2017

Alistair’s peak practice

SNAP Supporter Alistair Newlands' bid to fundraise for the charity will see him reach the top of Europe this September.

Keen marathon runner Alistair will be completing the Jungfrau Marathon in Switzerland, a popular but gruelling race that sees athletes climbing 5,960 feet from the base at Interlaken to the finish line at Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass. The race is uphill more or less all the way, and Alistair is well aware of the challenge he is taking on - he took part last year!

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News Wednesday 19th July 2017

A decade of making a difference

We're only halfway through 2017, but the year has already been noteworthy for a number of milestones for SNAP.

In particular, May was a standout month as SNAP celebrated two firsts. On the 10th of the month SNAP brought world renowned clinical psychologist Professor Tony Attwood from his home in Australia to Essex for the first time. Tony spoke to more than 300 parents and professionals in two memorable presentations on Autism.

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