We have been researching new resources and are producing a Coronavirus Family Guide to help you to navigate these challenges times.
Positivity is paramount!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Autumn 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.
Founding members Hilary Needham and Paula Hills explain their drive to start a support group
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.
Drawing on more than 30 years’ experience Geoff delivered three talks on ‘A Holistic Approach to Behaviours of Concern, Meltdowns and Closedowns’ as part of SNAP’s autumn training programme.
Once again held at the historic De Rougemont Manor in Brentwood, delighted attendees tucked into a selection of sandwiches, cakes and warm scones in support of SNAP. Some guests added some extra sparkle with a glass of prosecco, and everyone took part in the raffle and Cake Quiz.
As eating is a subject families can often find challenging, SNAP was thrilled to welcome Tanya Cotier, an autism and social communication specialist teacher, to the centre last week to deliver a training session on helping families with difficulties they may experience with food and eating.