Welcome to Snap News in June!


Snap SEN Info DaySnap SEN Info Day

Thank you

We had our first Snap SEN Info Day on 2nd June 
a big thank you 
to everyone who supported us and helped to make it such a success! 

We couldn't have done it without help & support from the following people:
Sponsors: Nannytax

Exhibitors: Brixton Drama therapist Child Brain Injury Trust Chiltern Music Therapy  Knights 1759 Solicitors  Milestones Matter Quest 88 Tobii Dynavox Widgit Software 

Supporters: (Raffle prizes, Goodie Bag gifts & info)  
Andronicas Coffee Bag Books Brothers and Sisters Bush and Co Changing Places  Different World Festival Family Fund Fledglings James Melville Ross  Learning Resource UK  OT Practice Pizza Express (Streatham) Read Successfully  SEN Magazine  SEN Fun London SensoryPlus   Sensory Treasures  Tubie Kids

Attendees: Too numerous to name but thanks for joining us! Our raffle raised £155,00 for our chosen charity Cure EB

>>More info and pictures from the day


Perkisound Playdays Flyer

Perkisound is an integrated music & recreation centre that opened in North Warwickshire in September 2016. They offer individuals and groups music tuition, music therapy, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities to children of all ages and abilities.

Their playdays run on the last weekend of the month up to September. 

 The Children's Trust Conference Rubik's Cube of Childhood Brain Injury

The Rubik's Cube of Childhood Brain Injury

We were delighted to exhibit again at this year's conference, we had high expectations after last years event - and we weren't disappointed! 


A fantastic line up of national and international experts in brain injury plus a very personal presentation from Victoria whose daughter Coco suffered a stroke aged only six. See the full list of speakers here.

For anyone with a professional or personal interest in childhood brain injury, we would highly recommend this conference, we'll definitely be back next year!

Sarah Griggs and Dalton Leong
Sarah Griggs from sponsors Irwin Mitchell and Children's Trust Ceo Dalton Leong kindly pointing out that Snap Care were top Tweeters of the day!


>>Read More Here

We Love This Blog!  

Football and Me

We have all been totally gripped by the "Beautiful Game" and in a series of blogs during the World Cup, The National Autistic Society feature autistic football fans, autistic football players and much more.

Jack Howes explains what football means to him: 

Football meant so much to me because, being autistic, it was what allowed me to be accepted by others. I was shy, awkward, confused, and often lonely and would be for many years after. But football transcended such barriers. A ball, some inanimate objects that could be used as goal posts and a dose of enthusiasm was all that was needed and suddenly, I would be in a game of football. Football fan, Jack Howes

When playing football, being autistic did not matter. I was just like everybody else. Socially too, I had fewer shared interests than my peers but the one thing we shared was enthusiasm for football. Nothing generates conversation quite like those immortal five words: ‘What team do you support?’


>>Read More Here

Nannytax: Nannytax


At Nannytax we support the #gogross campaign and often advise families, nannies and domestic staff on the benefits of agreeing a gross salary. While the benefits of agreeing a salary in gross are more obvious for employers, there are also some important reasons why gross is also better for employees too!

This month, we’ve put together some helpful advice to help you discuss the benefits of agreeing a salary in gross with your nanny or domestic employee.

The OT Practice Column:The OT Practice

A Professional’s Guide to Static Seating

This guide has been produced to assist professionals such as Case Managers understand the importance of static seating and how the assessment of this key area can support your client in their rehabilitation process. The guide aims to provide insight into when a seating assessment should be commissioned, how correct seating can be used within a rehab programme and the key factors considered within the assessment.

TV Alert:Role Model

True North - Role Model 

Nineteen-year-old Kate Grant wants to be a fashion model, but she's a model with a difference. Kate has Down's syndrome. This documentary follows Kate as she pursues her dream and takes her first steps on the catwalk.

Our Favourite YouTube Clips! 

A clip from our SEN Info Day! Mary bravely tackles the Tongue Twister to help raise awareness of EB. See our website for more info!

Pupils have been learning to sign for deaf awareness week.

Teacher Julie Bell, from Northern Parade Kings Academies in Portsmouth, said she wanted to tell the students: "It's about being yourself, not letting your disabilities get in your way."

They learnt to sign the song True Colours by Cyndi Lauper in memory of pupil Phoebe Bostock who died in July last year.

Tell Us About Your Favourite Clips!

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If you have a favourite video clip, app, website, book, local provision... why not send us the details so we can share with Snap News readers. We'd also love to hear about new technology and equipment, activities and resources that you particularly like. 

Send your nuggets to jackie@snapcare.co.uk or call Jackie on 020 7729 2200 

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