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Snap News: News in March 2017!

This months news kindly sponsored by:
The OT Practice
The OT Practice is an independent Occupational Therapy company specialising in providing expert clinical occupational therapy services nationwide to private individuals, statutory services and business clients.

It looks like the Spring weather has finally arrived,
we hope you are enjoying the sunshine!

The Snap team


Snap Presents at Jacqueline Webb Annual Conference Jacqueline Webb Logo


Jade, Jim and Yvonne from Snap Care were invited to attend the Jacqueline Webb annual conference as both exhibitors and presenters. The theme of the second day was ‘Clinical Knowledge to Raise Quality and Expertise Beyond Basic Needs’.

The conference was attended by all the Jacqueline Webb expert witnesses and included excellent presenters and content including: ‘Chronic Fatigue', ‘The additional needs of a plus sized person’, ‘Specialist Driving Assessments and Adapted Vehicles’ and ‘Blood Sweat and Wheelchairs’ and breakout sessions covering ‘Prosthetics’ and Multi sensory equipment’.

Our stand was well attended by experts who were very interested to hear more about how Snap could assist their clients. It was great to meet so many enthusiastic expert witnesses from all specialisms and areas of expertise. We also met with the conference organiser, Zoe Stefanini, who welcomed us all and provided very positive feedback, and over lunch spoke with some great solicitors from Foot Anstey.

Jade (below) and Jim from Snap presented on ‘Considerations and Costs for Childcare’ and included real case studies to demonstrate the complexity of costing care for these clients. The talk was very well received and followed with plenty of pertinent questions.
Jade from Snap talks at teh Jacqueline Webb Conference
" I am back at my desk for the first time properly since the conference and I wanted to e-mail to thank you so very much for taking the time to join us this year to present on the considerations and costs of professional childcare.

Your talk was perfect and very well received and, although you made it look so easy and effortless on the day, I appreciate the amount of preparation it takes to get it right. It was lovely to have met you both and you had me and the rest of the audience captivated from start to finish - I hope you enjoyed meeting some of our team too, and it was nice to hear from them of the fantastic experiences they have already had with Snap Care. Thank you so much again. "

Jenny Duffield. Expert Manager Jacqueline Webb 

Autism Awareness Centre

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Maureen Bennie created the Autism Awareness Centre in 2003 to address what she saw as a gap in support and advocacy for those struggling with autism and autism spectrum disorders. For Maureen, education brings positive change to the lives of those with autism and autism spectrum disorders. 

Bone Tired: Autism and Parental Fatigue

While most parents of newborn children have experienced some level of fatigue, many of us who have children on the spectrum live our lives with a deep sense of exhaustion well past the first few years. On top of all the other “regular parenting” challenges, there are often sleep disorders, special dietary needs, and a level of daily long term help that our children need. While most parents hit certain age-milestones that lesson their loads somewhat (like potty training, self-feeding, dressing etc…), for many parents with kids with ASD, this kind of hands-on parenting can continue well into the teens – or forever.

Fatigue is not the same as being tired

Ms. Ivens stated, “Fatigue is a sense of exhaustion that cannot be resolved by getting rest. It’s not just being tired. If you’re tired, then you can go to bed early, sleep in and the next day you’re feeling better. That’s not the case with fatigue.” 

Sohana Research Fund: Butterfly Brunch Club


Are you going for brunch today? You could be raising funds for research if you sign up to the #ButterflyBrunchClub!


Jimmy Osmond Meets Children at Springfield Special Needs School 

Jimmy Osmond at Springfield School
Jimmy Osmond may have narrowly missed out on winning Celebrity Masterchef, but the entertainer used his cooking skills to help a special school in Witney raise funds for a new minibus.

A group of children at Springfield School put on aprons and made an omelette with the 53-year-old singer ahead his 'Cooking with Jimmy' show this evening. Jimmy revealed he could be spending more time in the county as he looks to buy a home in the area. The star's visit was to launch the school's fundraising campaign to buy a new minibus with wheelchair access, so it can transport its pupils aged between two and 16.

Money raised from the 'Cooking with Jimmy' will go towards the new minibus and people can donate here.

Jimmy Osmond at Springfield SchoolGreeted with huge applause and smiles from families at the school, the singer said seeing the joy on the children's faces was 'what life is all about'.

He added: "It lightens your life up when you see these little kids and they desperately need assistance and help.

"What is really interesting is looking at the caregivers here and they are happier than the kids. Talk about a great job, I mean, it’s a very difficult job but you know, it’s humanity at its best isn’t it.


Snap TV Alert!

Alice wants a place of her own, so needs to learn to drive to get around. Eleni is looking for full time employment and believes passing her test will get her the job she craves. 
I'm Different: Let Me Drive BBC3

#Snap Hot Twitter Topics This Month!


Adaptive Clothing Shakes Up The World! 
Head to New Mobility Magazine for more details!

Scewo - wheelchair mobility of tomorrow 

The Scewo wheelchair is the second iteration of the original Scalevo project.  It was designed by an interdisciplinary team of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Management or Industrial Design students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich and at Zurich University of the Arts.

It is still a demonstration prototype and under active development, but click on the picture below to see what it can already do and how it climbs stairs!

Scewo wheelchair

YouTube Clip
One of our favourite videos from March!

A quadriplegic has been able to move his arm for the first time in eight years
Bill Kochevar, a quadriplegic has been able to move his arm
for the first time in eight years

New technology allows tetraplegic man to move hand with thought


Neuroprosthetic procedure first in world to restore brain-controlled reaching and grasping in person with complete paralysis.
How neuro-prosthesis reconnects brain & muscle
Sarah Boseley's article as Health editor, Guardian explains how technology has transformed Bill Kochevar's life.

> Read the full article here...

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