SNAP – SPECIAL NEEDS ACCESS PROJECT
Recreation, education, and social engagement opportunities for children and adults with special needs in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. Our expertise and real joy is in providing safe, fun, and confidence building activities that are meaningful and empowering for children. A growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates the importance of movement and play as a critical factor in childhood development. Please review the information on this site and then contact us with your ideas about how we can help your child reach his or her full potential – physically, socially, and emotionally.
Shadow/FACS (Facilitator, Aide, Companion Services)
In addition to one-on-one community and home based activities we also provide talented caregivers in the classroom environment – A “shadow” someone who is there for your child when needed, and then fades into the background when your child can enjoy greater independence and self-reliance. Please see our page dedicated to Shadows, Facilitators, Aides, and Companions – Shadow/FACS.
SNAP! The Sound of Making a Connection
We are dedicated to connecting children who have special needs to educational, recreational, and social resources in their homes, schools and community. SNAP is something completely new: as a private agency, we are agile, flexible, and creative in ways that school-based programs, public-sector agencies cannot. We can adjust and adapt our processes and methodologies to be exactly what your child needs, not just periodically, but on any given day, in any given moment. Our amazing and diversified staff of caregivers is able to strategically ensure that your children have access to the activities and environments that most effectively promote their happiness, social engagement, and learning. SNAP does not replace your child’s school, we supplementally and dynamically enrich your child’s life.
SNAP! When Things Fit Together Perfectly
SNAP provides parents invaluable peace of mind by taking the difficulty and uncertainty out of finding great caregivers. Our staff members are screened and vetted with mandatory and thorough background and reference checks, drug testing, and personal interviews. SNAP gives you the highest level of security, safety and professionalism that is simply not possible when hiring caregivers directly through online classifieds or by word-of-mouth. SNAP assures that your children are being cared for by gifted professionals who are truly passionate about their safety and happiness and will advocate for your children in every way.
Intelligence, compassion and insight are the signature qualities of what we do and who we are. These are our guides in determining the best practices that are applicable to your child specifically. Please contact us any time to talk about what will work best for you and your family. We will create a structural coupling of your ideas and our resources and form a plan that promotes your child’s growth, engagement, trust, and happiness.
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Recreation, Relationship, and Engagement as a Pathway to Self:
Self-Discovery, Self-Expression, Self-Reliance, and Self-Realization