Sharing the latest news of SNAP’s work and how the charity puts families first. Here you can find articles on how our training sessions are empowering parents, learn more about the positive impact of our services and activities, be inspired from our family, volunteer and supporters stories and find out more about some of our future opportunities.

Positivity is paramount!

Focus on the positive! That was the overriding message from independent autism expert Geoff Evans when he spoke about challenging behaviours to more than 200 parents and professionals at The SNAP Centre.

Karen Boath appointed SNAP’s CEO

Our Family Services Director, Karen Boath, has been appointed SNAP’s Chief Executive and is determined to continue to provide families with the ‘gold star’ service that SNAP has delivered since the charity first opened its doors in 1994.

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External Evaluation Report

SNAP’s Helpline and Face-to-Face sessions were part of an external evaluation funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and conducted by evaluation specialists Eastside Primetimers. Based on a wealth of feedback from parents and carers, the research tells a clear and consistent story of the real and lasting positive impact that SNAP has on family life.

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Over the last year with routines disrupted and regular carers unable to help, Lucy has taken on a bigger role supporting her brother William, bringing them closer than ever before.

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Radio SNAP!

SNAP is delighted to welcome familiar and new families to our weekly music session that goes out live on Facebook every Friday morning at 9.30am. This hour long session sees Music Therapist, Emily, play song requests from families and its popularity is growing.

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Important Announcement

We have had to make the difficult decision today to stop family services within the building from this afternoon to make sure we keep families and our staff and volunteers as safe as we can.
We want you to know that we are still here to help all our families at this time.

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First SNAP Matters issue of 2020!

The first 2020 edition of SNAP Matters is out now and once again it is an essential read for all things SNAP related. Sharing the news of our work and how the charity puts families first, the seventh issue of our magazine is packed full of information for families, supporters and anyone with an interest in the charity.

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Peak-y Blinders!

Looking to take on a charity challenge in 2020? Brave members of Billericay based recruitment agency, Northreach did just that last year  when they took on a 50K hike in the Peak District. Team members Sam and James recall their adventure of how they raised a fantastic £1,340 for SNAP. 

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Perfect partners celebrate silver status

In 1994, two organisations began – one national and one local – both with a passion to make a difference in the local community. 25 years on, as both celebrate their 25th Anniversary, The National Lottery Community Fund and SNAP (Special Needs And Parents) have successfully made a huge positive impact for people in need of support.

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