Snap - Special Needs Activity Programs

Last modified: 
08/11/2018 - 12:25pm

       I.            Who we are
SNAP - Special Needs Activity Programs is an inclusive special education center which offers personalized programs and therapies for individuals between the age of 3 and 25 having mild to moderate Special Needs (SN), Learning Difficulties (LD), other difficulties, as well as individuals with no disabilities.
SNAP center offers early detection and intervention to nurseries (partnership with the syndicate of nurseries’ owners in Lebanon), academic programs, extra- curricular activities, individualized therapies and will offer parents and siblings programs, vocational and transition programs from school to adult life through interactive hands-on and Multi-Sensory experiences.
SNAP is open during the week days from 9:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. 

A-    Mission: To give each child with special needs the opportunity to nurture and blossom his/her their mental and physical abilities in order to progress and excel in life, while increasing awareness among the parents.
We emphasize on the holistic development of each child including moral, intellectual, social, emotional, physical strength and well‐being.

B-    Beliefs: We believe that every individual with a special need and learning difficulty has the right to receive appropriate care without labeling, in an inclusive setting to develop feelings of security and confidence in order to merge and progress within the society.

C-    Achievements:

 Winner: The Blessing Foundation: To empower women in business (2013)
 Winner: Mowgli Foundation at Berytech (2013 - 2014)
 Winner: EDIP Entrepreneurship Development Program: UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization, in 2015)

Certification:  Enterprise  Development  &  Investment  Promotion  Program  Organized  by  Arab Regional Center for Entrepreneurship & Investment Training – Bahrain, in Cooperation with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture and the Italian Cooperation for Development (2015)

 Winner: 1st prize of the 3rd edition of the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), awarded to « SNAP ».

The GSVC is initiated by the «UC Berkeley Haas School of Business» and organized by “ESSEC Business School”, for the aim of supporting and encouraging social entrepreneurship in Lebanon and the region; In collaboration with BLC Bank and in partnership with Université Saint Joseph, and Berytech.

       II.            What we offer
 A.    SNAP Goal
 The individualized curricular and extra-curricular programs and therapies at SNAP will lead to the improvement of the individuals’, social, emotional, physical, behavioral and cognitive skills. Arrangements of small groups at SNAP will develop in the students, feelings of security and confidence while still merging and progressing along with other individuals.
SNAP center aims to break down barriers so individuals with special needs and learning disabilties are welcomed in the same range of schools and society services as all other community members.

 B.    SNAP Objectives:
 Through educational, cognitive, interactive and fun experiences, SNAP center aims to cater to the needs of a wide range of special cases in an inclusive setting, in order to:

Prepare students with special needs and learning difficulties for success at school and for life-long learning
Promote behavioral management  techniques
Increase the individual’s focus, concentration and responsiveness
Promote relaxation and calming techniques
Develop communication and social skills through team building activities and social circles
Enhance fine and gross motor skills
Enhance and develop the child’s organization and study skills required for school success
Promote independency and life-skills
Provide a health education and safety measures programs that are relevant, consistent, sequential and age appropriate
Provide each student with the technology skills that are age-appropriate to the educational and social requirements of contemporary society
Provide sufficient and adequate information, tools and techniques through prevention and awareness programs  to the whole family, parents, siblings, and the child   him/herself (when applicable) 
Provide each SNAP student with support and follow up at school 
Attain physical, social, emotional and cognitive development through multi-sensory therapies
Provide pre-vocational exposure to children with special needs who are less than 15 years old
Provide vocational training for individuals with special needs who are more than 15 years of age
Ensure ongoing professional growth of SNAP’s team members by attending workshops, seminars, conferences, and others
Seek partnership and affiliations with pioneer centers abroad to innovate and enhance the techniques and methods used at the center
Conducting research studies to tackle important issues and gathering information related to the Lebanese population
Raising awareness in different sectors of the community especially in schools, educational institutions, health care institutions, nurseries, and local authorities such as municipalities
Assisting universities to open special needs departments for students with special cases

 C.     SNAP Therapies, Activities and Skills:
Therapies:

Multi-Sensory Therapy
Dance/Movement Therapy (Dance, Rhythmic)
Drama Therapy, Play Therapy
Art Therapy (Art/Craft)
Music Therapy (Piano/ Percussion/ Drums)
Writing Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy

 Activities:

 Bodily-Kinesthetic and board games
Educational movies/ documentaries
Computer educational board games
Story reading-puppet show
Football/Basketball
Health and Nutrition
Cooking
Arts and crafts
Ping pong
Gardening
Science experiments
Taekwondo
Boxing
Drama, Dance, Darts, Music, Yoga

Academic skills:

Organizational Skills
Computer Skills
Study Skills
Life Skills
Social Skills
Tutoring and Intervention

 D.    Cases at SNAP:
SNAP offers specific programs for individuals between 3 and 25 years of age targeting the following cases:  

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) /ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)
All types of Learning Difficulties (LD) Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and Dyspraxia
Auditory Processing Disorder, Visual Processing Disorder, Slow Learners, etc.
Autism
Speech and Language Impairments
Emotional or/and Behavioral Disorders
Intellectual Disability
Communication Disorders
Genetic Disorders / Syndromes
Developmental Delays
Hearing, Visual, & Health impairment
Sensory Difficulties
Orthopedic Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Co-morbidity Difficulties /Multiple Disabilities 

Acronym: 
SNAP
Organisation Type: 
Local Civil Society Organisation
Founding Year: 
2012
Country of Origin: 
LB
Intervention Sector(s): 
Children & Youth
Disability
Education
Mental Health
Sports & Recreation
Contact person's position: 
Vice President
Contact person's email: 
Contact person's phone number: 
N/A
Address: 
Sabtieh Roundabout
Bauchrieh , Beirut
لبنان
Phone: +9617123356
Beirut LB
City: 
Bauchrieh
Street: 
Sabtieh Roundabout
Phone: 
+9617123356
Website: 
Email: 
joeabboud74@gmail.com
Contact person's name: 
Joe Abboud
Partnerships: 
N/A

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