News

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.

Tea-rrific support for SNAP event.

More than 90 supporters attended SNAP’s Afternoon Tea on Monday 4th June and all enjoyed a brew-tiful afternoon.

Tea-rrific support for SNAP event

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.

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Parent Time News Article

Following the success of previous Parent Time training groups, SNAP was delighted to be able to host another session on Wednesday 14th March 2018. Parent Time is an opportunity to bring together parents of children who have recently transitioned from pre-school services into primary school, and are looking to share their experiences, build friendships, and learn from others.

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Eating Difficulties in Children with ASD

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.

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Making progress with Dyslexia

At the beginning of March, SNAP was thrilled to welcome Emmie Trower to the centre to deliver a training session on supporting children and young people with dyslexia. Emmie runs Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Support in Brentwood, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with children with specific learning difficulties.

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Enhancing Communication Workshops

SNAP held another two-session course for parents, to help support their child’s communication. The aim of each workshop was to provide practical advice to help enhance a child’s spoken language and to explore the benefits of using non-verbal methods to support communication.

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Boys on the Autism Spectrum Coffee Morning

Following our previous coffee mornings for parents of daughters with ASD, we hosted our first specific coffee morning for parents with sons on the autism spectrum. 48 parents attended this event with sons ranging in age from 2 to 15 years old, each with their own individual strengths and challenges.

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SNAP Matters Spring 2018 has landed!

Sharing the news of SNAP’s work and how the charity puts families first, the second issue of SNAP Matters is now out. We talk to one family about how SNAP has changed their lives, look at the issue of cyber safety and detail fundraising opportunities available in 2018.

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Countdown to Christmas

As the countdown to Christmas enters the last couple of weeks, SNAP has created a Christmas Survival Guide full of information, tips and ideas to help make the Christmas period less stressful for all the family.

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Thank you with a capital Tee!

The prestigious Thorndon Park Golf Club played host to SNAP’s fourth annual Golf Day on Friday 29th September, where 84 golfers playing in teams of three, hoped to be crowned champions whilst raising money for SNAP.

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Say hello to our new magazine

Say hello to our new magazine A new magazine for anyone with an interest in SNAP has been launched by the charity. 18th October 2017 SNAP Matters will be produced three times a year for families, supporters and volunteers. The aim of the publication is to keep the SNAP community up to date with the…

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Coffee, Cake and Catch-up 2017

The homemade cupcakes will be in a-bun-dance once again for SNAP’s Coffee, Cake and Catch-up event on Wednesday, 8th November 2017. Families, friends, volunteers and supporters are all invited drop-in to our annual get-together between 11.00am and 2.00pm.

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This little piggy went to SNAP

The old pound coin will cease to be legal tender on 15 October, 2017 and after this date shops, restaurants and other businesses will not accept it, but SNAP has a valuable use for these coins if supporters could donate them to the charity.

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Make a ‘hole’ lot of difference

SNAP’s annual Golf Day takes place on Friday 29th September and we’re already a ‘fairway’ towards sponsoring each golf hole; now we just need a few final caring businesses to make our fundraising go with a swing by ensuring all 18 holes are taken!

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Star trekker Joy

Joy Baker took part in the Thames Bridges Challenge last year with her husband Ian and relished the opportunity to give to her local community. “I’ve known about SNAP since it began in 1994 as I know the charity’s founder, Hilary Needham.

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Mud is in the blood for super Steve

Last year Steve had a blast when he took part in the mud-filled Nuclear Blast event at the Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker site. Now he’s ready to take part in another challenge at the same venue and looking forward to this year’s Nuclear Fallout.

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Alistair’s peak practice

Keen marathon runner Alistair will be completing the Jungfrau Marathon in Switzerland, a popular but gruelling race that sees athletes climbing 5,960 feet from the base at Interlaken to the finish line at Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass.

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