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

Need our Support?

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

Explore Our Directory

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

Get Involved

Get Involved

Your support means we can continue to provide vital activities and services which help local families; see how you can make a difference

Summer Survival Guide

Helpful tips and ideas to make the holiday period less stressful for the whole family, along with useful information about activity programmes

  • Could you sponsor a hole at our annual SNAP Golf Day on Friday 28th September? At just £50 it's a win-win opportunity.
  • Thrilled 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.
  • More than 40 support organisations joined SNAP recently for our What Next? Event giving parents and carers of young people aged 14+ the opportunity to learn about future options available to them.
  • Thanks to CKN Bar & Kitchen for raising funds and awareness for SNAP at your recent Coffee Morning. Pleased as punch (!) that our fantastic supporter Conor Benn popped in to say hello too.

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