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SNAP News:

In December 2015

Welcome to SNAP News - a round up of news in December. 

This months news kindly sponsored by:The National Autistic Society


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Jackie, Jade, Janet, Gillian, Rachael, Ruth & Sally at SNAP wish all our readers season's greetings - Jade and Janet have gone one step further - please see their video below! 


Jade and Janet's Special Christmas song with their newly learnt Makaton!
Christmas Cheer plus quite a lot of giggling!


NAS Conferences 

Autism and Technology Conference
2 February 2016, London, UK

This new conference, organised by The National Autistic Society, will look at how technology can help autistic people as well as the professionals who support them. Key speakers will present the latest research and developments in technology. Topics include: assistive technology, biometric readers and how they can help alleviate anxiety, staying safe on the internet, and the power of online communities and social media.

Click here for more information 

The National Autistic Society’s Professional Conference
1 and 2 March 2016, Telford International Centre, Telford, UK

This conference is a must for all professionals working with autism. Last year it was attended by nearly 700 delegates. The event provides a unique opportunity for professionals from education, health and social health sectors to network, discuss best practice and share learning. Expert speakers will present an overview of the changing environment and the latest developments in the field of autism. There will also be a series of seminars to choose from. Book your place now.

Click here for more information 


Volunteer Disability Playworkers Wanted!


Get Involved with YMCA East Surrey


Join YMCA East Surrey in our Yippee and Yip4Youth teams in delivering inclusive out of school playschemes for children and young people aged 5 – 18 years.

We run after school and evening clubs in addition to full day scheme provision during holiday periods. As part of our team, you will assist with crafts, sports, cooking, music and games in addition to supporting young people with disability and additional needs.
Previous knowledge and experience working with children, youth and/or disability is desirable although training is available to all volunteers working across our services.

For further information, please contact or visit our website 

Registered office: YMCA Sports & Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6JJ
Registered charity no. 1075028 | Registered company no. 3716594


Bailey Matthews

Congratulations Bailey!

Bailey Matthews was awarded the Helen Rollason prize at the Sports Personality of the Year awards on Sunday 20th December. Bailey completed a triathlon unaided which included a 100m swim, a 4km bike ride and 1.3km run – and was handed the award for “outstanding achievement in the face of adversity”. Bailey is eight years old and has cerebral palsy. 

We were first aware of Bailey when we re-tweeted this fabulous Youtube clip:

Bailey Matthews aged 8 with Cerebral Palsy finishing Triathlon

Finding Your Way Conference 
30th January 2016

Bringing Us Together are delighted to announce our first Conference, in collaboration with Care Management Group. We aim to help you think outside the box with our wonderful key note speakers who will be uplifting and inspiring you to think about things a little differently as your young person approaches the adult world. We hope to see you there!

For more information contact and see the following link

Have something to share?

If you have a favourite video clip, app, website or book, why not send us the details so we can share with everyone through SNAP!News. We would also love to hear about new technology and equipment, activities and resources that you particularly like. 

Send your nuggets to or call Jackie on 020 7729 2200 

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