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

The SNAP Centre is currently closed to ensure we keep families and our staff and volunteers safe.

We want you to know that we are still here to help all our families at this time. Our phone and email Helpline is ready to listen 9.00am-5.00pm weekdays. Counselling is operating for families that were already receiving. Some of our activity sessions are running online, we have a programme of ‘Specialist Talks at yours’ launching soon and we have lots of online resources such as our specially produced  SNAP’s Coronavirus Family Guide resource here 

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

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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

  • SNAP Charity Awareness Week is back for 2020 from 27th September until 3rd October. Look out for more details coming very soon and get involved: 'Let's tackle anxiety together!'
  • Behind the Bubbles Virtual Fundraising Evening with Shenfield Wino Co Wednesday 15th July 7.30pm

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Issues around your child’s eating?

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

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