Best Group or Class for Children with a Disability


If you have a child between 0 – 25 years who has any additional need or disability and you live under Essex County Council, Thurrock or Southend local authorities then we are here for you and your family.
No formal diagnosis or professional referral is necessary to access SNAP services.

SNAP runs a number of different activity sessions for families with a primary school aged child with additional needs. It is a chance for parents to chat with each other, use the specialist library and speak to SNAP Family Support Advisers.

The Drama Club is for children with additional needs aged 8 to 11 years

This course gives the opportunity to develop social and communication skills. The sessions focus on developing their self-esteem, confidence and imagination through games, role play, art and physical exercises. Parents can relax together, use the library or speak to a parent adviser. Siblings are welcome to use the facilities upstairs while the session is running.

Call the helpline for further information on 01277 211300

Highly Recommended: Little Heroes ASD Support

Little Heroes ASD Support Group is a parent led support group for families of children who are on the autistic spectrum.  Helen and Kim met on a professional level when Kim’s son Alfie was in the early days of receiving an official diagnosis of autism back in 2011.

Highly Recommended: Sing and Sign

What is baby signing? Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging your baby with extra signs like milk, more, change nappy or tired will help your baby communicate! Baby signing with Sing and Sign is easy because they make it fun to learn! Your baby will recognise important words sooner and can use the signs to “talk” to you before speech. Developed with the help of Speech and Language professionals and recommended by experts, Sing and Sign is Britain’s longest running and best loved baby signing programme.

Highly Recommended: Diversity Swim School
At Diversity swim school, we’ve been working with young swimmers for many years – teaching everything from water safety and basic strokes through to improving stamina and speed and water fitness! . We offer a range of flexible availabilities as well as one-to-one lessons and groups, so whatever you’re looking for when it comes to a swimming instructor, we can help.

2021 Winner: Sing and Sign

2020 Winner: Sing and Sign

2019 Winner: Sing and Sign

2018 Winner: Sing and Sign

2017 Winner: Baby Sensory

2016 Winner: Sing and Sign
2015 Winner: Sing and Sign
2014 Winner: Springfield Gymnastics Club

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