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.

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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Enjoying the bear-nefits of SNAP

More than 30 pre-school children were treated to a range of activities including face painting, arts and crafts, as well as songs from one of SNAP’s resident musicians Maggie. Firm favourites among the guests were the springy fun of the bouncy castle in SNAP’s specially designed outdoor play area, and the messy fun of cake and biscuit decorating!

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Moving to Secondary School 2017

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 a difference through generosity

With just a couple of days to go to the 19th annual Birketts’ Race4Business – this year supporting SNAP – here’s a look at those community-minded organisations helping to provide life-changing assistance to Essex families affected by disability.

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A simply tea-rrific event!

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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Runners buoyed by sole music

A trio of talented musical groups will be helping runners to hit the right note as they tackle the 3.5 mile Birketts’ Race4Business on 15th June in Chelmsford, raising money for SNAP. Hop-ing to spur the runners over the finishing line is The Frog Island Jazz Band playing their classic 1920s and ’30s New Orleans Jazz.

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Volunteers making the difference

Volunteers are at the heart of all charities, and are an essential part of ensuring support can be given to those in need. It can be a mutually beneficial experience as volunteering brings benefits to both the person volunteering and the people and organisations that they help.

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SNAP brings world renowned autism expert to Essex

World renowned expert on autism, Professor Tony Attwood, flew into Essex for the first time last week to deliver two presentations organised by SNAP. Professor Tony Attwood, a clinical psychologist born in England and now living in Australia, was invited by SNAP to talk to its community of families and practitioners.

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