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 some of 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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May 2022

Can’t Sleep, Won’t Sleep with Kathryn Miller

May 25, 2022 - 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

SNAP Specialist Talk - There are a range of reasons why some children may have difficulty with falling asleep or staying asleep; including sensory, dietary and emotional needs. Developing strategies to explore reasons for sleep difficulties is key to overcoming these issues, so that your child (and you) can enjoy a good nights sleep. This session aims to help you to problem solve and develop strategies to help your child develop a healthy sleep pattern.

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June 2022

Sensory Processing Differences with Kathryn Miller

June 15, 2022 - 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

SNAP Specialist Talk - What are the seven senses (and more...) and what does it mean when a person has sensory processing differences? Sensory processing differences are very commonly experienced by people who have a diagnosis of autism, but are also often experienced by people who have no diagnosis – including all of us at times (e.g. when overwhelmed, tired, hungry, etc).

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Grandparents Coffee Morning

June 22, 2022 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The SNAP Centre, Pastoral Way, Warley
Brentwood, CM14 5WF United Kingdom

This coffee morning is specially for Grandparents of SNAP families. With many grandparents taking on key roles in providing additional childcare and support for their families this will give them an opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and meet other grandparents.

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September 2022

Adolescent Issues for Autistic Teenagers with Professor Tony Attwood

September 12, 2022 - 9:00 am - 11:30 am

SNAP Specialist Talk - What are the seven senses (and more...) and what does it mean when a person has sensory processing differences? Sensory processing differences are very commonly experienced by people who have a diagnosis of autism, but are also often experienced by people who have no diagnosis – including all of us at times (e.g. when overwhelmed, tired, hungry, etc).

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SNAP Parent Time

September 28, 2022 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The SNAP Centre, Pastoral Way, Warley
Brentwood, CM14 5WF United Kingdom

SNAP Specialist Talk - Parent Time is an informal discussion event for parents whose child is in the first few years of primary school (Reception to Year 2). 

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October 2022

Makaton Taster Workshop with Debby Auvache

October 5, 2022 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The SNAP Centre, Pastoral Way, Warley
Brentwood, CM14 5WF United Kingdom

Licensed Makaton tutor Debby Auvache will be joining the SNAP team to lead a workshop for parents introducing Makaton. This will be a small group, practical session where you will gain an understanding of Makaton and how it is used as a communication tool and to support communication development.

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Anxiety & Barriers to Education with Kathryn Miller

October 19, 2022 - 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
The SNAP Centre, Pastoral Way, Warley
Brentwood, CM14 5WF United Kingdom

SNAP Specialist Talk - Kathryn will look at stress and anxiety, triggers (especially in relation to school) and explore tools to help children (and parents) to regulate their emotions.

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November 2022

Can’t Eat, Won’t Eat with Kathryn Miller [POSTPONED]

November 9, 2022 - 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
The SNAP Centre, Pastoral Way, Warley
Brentwood, CM14 5WF United Kingdom

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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Autistic Masking with Kate – SNAP Family & Information Manager

November 30, 2022 - 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
The SNAP Centre, Pastoral Way, Warley
Brentwood, CM14 5WF United Kingdom

SNAP Specialist Talk -Kate will be looking at the ways in which autistic individuals may mask areas of difference and how we can support the impact masking can have on a person's wellbeing.

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February 2023

Communication Workshop

February 1 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The SNAP Centre, Pastoral Way, Warley
Brentwood, CM14 5WF United Kingdom

SNAP Specialist Talk - During this in-person workshop we will be looking at a range of different tools and strategies to promote and enhance communication.

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“Thank you for organising this great workshop – I found it very useful and it was also comforting to be amongst people in similar situations as it can feel quite isolating at times. I could have happily stayed all day.”

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