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.

  • Thank you to our Golf Hole sponsors for 2019: R J Evans Roofing Limited * The Chiropractic Centres in Billericay and Brentwood * Blue Serif * Concept Original * Blount Shutters * Barclays Bank Shenfield Branch * KING * Graham Boath Decorating Services * Hollington Associates * Gravity * A D Security Systems * Affiliates Squared * Tyretech
  • Have you seen our new SNAP video? It's a great was to see and share what SNAP is all about: https://www.snapcharity.org/our-impact/
  • Anyone with an interest in SNAP is invited to drop in to our annual Coffee, Cake and Catch-up event on Wednesday 6th November 11.00am -2.00pm.
  • Look out for our supporter Richard King next Thursday 26th September from 4pm onwards – he will be taking on his 25th final run this year in aid of SNAP, through the streets of Brentwood and Shenfield arriving at The SNAP Centre.
  • Starting secondary school is a big step for any child but for those with special educational needs it’s an even bigger challenge. You can find some helpful tips to support your child’s recent transition in the latest edition of SNAP Matters - http://bit.ly/2kNGZVZ

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