What is Shadow/FACS?
Shadow/FACS is a shorthand abbreviation for a cluster of student/classroom support initiatives that SNAP offers: Shadow, Facilitator, Aide, Companion Services.
With years of experience in a variety of educational settings, SNAP provides one-to-one assistance to ensure access to, and success within, the school curriculum and social opportunities with peers and school staff. Shadow/FACS is a standardized approach and philosophy that, like all SNAP services, is based on compassion, creativity, and experience.
There are subtle differences between an aide and a facilitator, a shadow and a companion, and sometimes one caregiver is all of these things on any given day with one student. Shadow/FACS represents a methodology that remains consistent across these varying circumstances and roles, maximizing the benefit of having a trained but intuitive professional with your child at school.
The Shadow/FACS service generally comprises more hours per week than other SNAP services, and it involves more consultation with parents, teachers, and school administrators. Pricing is determined on a case by case basis and is not tracked into our other service tiers. Please contact us for special attention to your family’s needs and interests. Initial consultations are always free.
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