If you have a child between 0 – 25 years who has any special need or disability and you live in Essex, then we are here for you and your family.

No formal diagnosis or professional referral is necessary to access SNAP services.

Registered Charity Number: 1077787

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SNAP informs, encourages and supports parents and carers, enabling you to provide the best possible help to your children via a range of online resources, together with activities and services at our centre

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A comprehensive online guide of useful contacts for the benefit of everyone in Essex concerned with the welfare of children and young people with special needs and disabilities

Information Network

Useful information for families on social and training opportunities, events and useful articles, sorted by age relevance and updated fortnightly


Our calendar is packed with events – social, community and personal challenges – which rely on the support of you, your family and friends; your participation means a lot

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Issues around your child’s eating?

Take a look at our SNAP information sheet on eating for tips and advice.

  • Great news - SNAP is delighted to have won the 'Not for Profit Organisation of the Year' award at the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Brentwood Business Awards on Friday 9th November kindly sponsored by Rainer Hughes Solicitors.
  • Lisa Quirk from the amazing Lisa's Make-Up Room hosted a beautiful Pamper Party, complete with cakes and mojitos, in aid of SNAP. Thank you to all the wonderful local business that made it so special.
  • Thank you to our golf hole sponsors for supporting SNAP's Golf Day: Blount Shutters, Maltings Money Management Ltd, Howe Chartered Surveyors, KING, Hollington Associates, R J Evans Roofing, Matchroom Sport, Graham Boath, F9 Consulting, Blue Serif, JDX Consulting, WN Properties as well as two of our long-standing individual supporters.
  • We are pleased to announce we have been awarded a three year grant from the Big Lottery Fund towards our helpline, advice and information resources for our parents. This is great news for SNAP as we head towards 2019 and our 25th anniversary and a real endorsement of the difference we make to local families.

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