Specialist Talks

SNAP organises a unique and diverse calendar of specialist talks and events for parents and professionals. These include large presentations, workshops aimed at parents of children with particular difficulties or to help with a specific issue, and parent courses of more than one session, focusing on a specific diagnosis or issue.

SNAP is pleased to offer the opportunity to access our Specialist Talks via online webinar. These will take place via the Zoom app. We are thrilled to be able to announce we have secured funding from NHS Charities Together and Mid and South Essex Hospitals Charity which will enable us to offer them FREE for families for a limited time. A nominal charge for Professionals to attend still applies. 

During Zoom webinars you will be able to see and hear the speaker but you will not be seen or heard. Questions can be submitted prior to and during the event.

(download Zoom to your computer from https://zoom.us/download or to your device via the App Store or Google Play).

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March 2021

Shine with Wine 2 – Another Glass… Wine Not!

March 5 - 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Join us for another Happy Hour (and a bit!) in our World of Wine.

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Supporting Communication and Independence Skills with Complex Disabilities

March 17 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

SNAP is pleased to welcome back Geoff Evans. With over 30 years working with children and young people on the autism spectrum, Geoff's experience and insights have helped parents and professionals nationwide.

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April 2021

Inflatable 5K – Basildon

April 13 - 9:52 am

The biggest ever inflatable run returns to Essex. Take on 15, 28, 52 or 80 obstacles on one of four distances, suitable for families.

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Moving to Secondary School

April 21 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

SNAP's annual Moving to Secondary School course will run this year as a two-part webinar.

The first session will take place on Wednesday 21st April at 11.00am to 12.30pm with second session taking place a week later on Wednesday 28th April at 11.00am to 12.30pm.

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May 2021

Robyn Steward – Transition to Adulthood

May 5 - 12:00 am

SNAP welcomes back Robyn Steward, who will be taking a look at the different opportunities for young adults with additional needs.

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Kathryn Miller – Navigating School Support for Children with Additional Needs

May 26 - 12:00 am
£5 – £15

This talk will seek to explore ‘reasonable adjustments’ in schools provisions, thinking through legal requirements of the SEN Code of Practice, how schools manage their SEN provisions, SEN Support Registers and Education, Health and Care Plans.

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June 2021

Dean Beadle – Autism and Anxiety

June 9 - 12:00 am
£5 – £15

SNAP is pleased to welcome back Dean Beadle. Dean has toured the UK for over fourteen years sharing his experiences of being autistic. He has also delivered keynotes across Europe as well as undertaking four seminar tours of Australia and New Zealand.

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Can’t Eat…Won’t Eat with Kathryn Miller

June 23 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This talk will explore a range of reasons children might refuse certain foods, restrict their diet and not mix different food types.

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July 2021

Preparing for Primary School with Debby Avauche

July 7 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This talk will will support your little one going to school for the first time.

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September 2021

Parent Time

September 22 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The SNAP Centre, Pastoral Way, Warley
Brentwood, CM14 5WF United Kingdom

Parent Time is a small group informal discussion session for parents whose child with additional needs is in Reception to Year 2 at primary school.

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