The founder and Clinical Director of Snowdrop is Andrew Brereton. The background of Snowdrop begins with Andrew's son Daniel who was born in 1987 with what were described as 'catastrophic brain injuries.' These injuries resulted in profound cerebral palsy. You can read about Daniel's story here. Through Daniel, Andrew became fascinated with neuroscience and child development, studying at various universities.
After many years of study, Andrew gained a host of qualifications and decided it was time to begin work in trying to help other children. His qualifications are as follows:
BA (Hons). based in 'Psychology, Neurophysiology and Child Development.'
Post Graduate Diploma in 'Social Science.'
Post Graduate Certificate in 'Professional Studies in Education.'
Post Graduate Diploma (with distinction) in 'Language and Communication Impairments in Children.'
MSc (with distinction), based in 'Neuroscience and Child Development.'
Snowdrop began in 2007 when we treated our first children, one from South Africa and one from the UK. The success we achieved with these two boys soon meant that other children found their way to us and before we knew it, things were 'snowballing.' Today, 75% of our children are UK based, but we have children on programme in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, India, Romania, Sweden, Nigeria, South Africa plus many more places. Our reputation continues to grow and it does so because it is based upon results. Just ask our families about the difference we have made to their children.
Encouraged by the success of the children on the Snowdrop Programme, and due to increased demand for Snowdrop's services, Andrew began the process of applying for charitable status so that Snowdrop could expand and help more children. In July 2012 Snowdrop for Brain Injured Children became a registered charity - number 1148271.
Becoming a charity will allow Snowdrop to fundraise so that we can find a permanant base and expand our services. Click here to find out more and how you can help.