SNAAP is unique: there are no other local organisations which provide the extensive range of services to children with every kind of disability, aged from 0-19 years, in partnership with parents. The focus of the services is upon all of the child's needs including educational, social, developmental and emotional. We focus upon the whole family and not just on the child with disabilities.
The project was developed by Contact a Family in response to parents and carers feelings of isolation and frustration. A consultation funded by the Canterbury Children's Fund, highlighted a lack of support and information and also very little leisure opportunities for children with disabilities or special needs.
As a needs-led organisation, SNAAP's services are developed to meet these needs.
At the heart of SNAAP lies our fundamental belief in informed parental choice, empowering parents to access the very best services and support to ensure that their children achieve their goals in life.