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Local Services

Local Groups for Families of Young People with Additional Needs   

Please see below for a variety of external agencies in the local area who will be able to offer support and guidance about a range of issues.   

Need Support - SNAP Charity - ” SNAP informs, encourages and supports parents and carers, enabling you to provide the best possible help to your children via a range of online resources, together with activities and services at our centre”



Purple – Changing the Conversation ( ” Purple provides a wide range of practical support services for people affected by autism, alongside information, advice and guidance services.”  

SupportLine - Confidential Emotional Support for Children, Young Adults and Adults ”Support Line provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to anyone on any issue, including depression and anxiety.  

Dimensions | Supporting People with Learning Disabilities & Autism ( is a not-for-profit organisation. It supports people with learning disabilities to live the life they choose.  

ODEON - Autism friendly - Odean offer SEND friendly screenings of age appropriate films during the holidays and weekends.   

Please click here to see local offer SEND events in the Essex area. SEND Events - Essex Local OfferEssex Local Offer  

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