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Our Programs

Our programs are staffed by adult coaches along with middle and high school mentors who serve as peer role models and “teammates.”  These members of our community are moms and dads, brothers and sisters, teachers and specialists.

Some may have degrees in special education or other therapeutic training, while many others may not. What they share, however, is a passion for enriching the lives and experiences of our special needs community.

SNAP’s greatest impact is that it removes barriers between kids with special needs and their classmates.

SNAP programs bring participants and mentors together in a relaxed environment, allowing them to get to know each other. Each Sunday, they run up to each other with high fives and hugs!
— Fred Hussey, SNAP Board Member & Soccer Coach

South Shore SNAP programs are designed to be flexible, and prerequisite skills are not required. Coaches and mentors strive to meet each particular child at his or her own level, providing 1:1 assistance for those who require it. All of our volunteers are CORI checked and trained prior to working with our participants.

Families are encouraged to provide input on the child’s abilities or limitations.  Our goal is for everyone to have a happy, healthy experience!


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SNAP Programs | spring 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Not quite ready to commit? Have questions?
No problem! Email us to try out a class for free: southshoresnap@gmail.com


 

SNAP/Hingham Little League Baseball - Spring 2019

SNAP and Hingham Little League are pleased to offer a baseball program for students with special needs. This program is offered to students for ages 5-13 years old. The program will introduce players to baseball. Players will focus on the fundamentals of throwing, fielding and hitting while having fun! The program will consist of practice prior to game time.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Clothes suitable for movement, as well as athletic shoes (sneakers or plastic molded cleats). Bring a water bottle. Baseball gloves and equipment will be provided. All participants will receive a shirt and hat.

The program will be limited to 24 Participants and 1:1 support will be provided to students who require it. All levels of ability are welcome. Registration, completed forms, and payment must be received by May 1st, 2019. Please direct any questions to: southshoresnap@gmail.com

 
 

dates

Practice & Games:
2 Saturdays, 12:00-2:00pm
May 4th
June 1st

Location

Lynch Field #2
226 Beal Street, Hingham

COST

$25


SNAP/South Shore Country Club Bowling - Spring 2019

SNAP and the South Shore Country Club are pleased to offer a bowling program for students with special needs.  This six-week session is offered to participants ages 4 – 22 who receive special education services. The program will take place on Tuesday afternoons at South Shore Country Club.

Over the course of six weeks, your child will have the opportunity to have fun, socialize, and enjoy the recreational sport everyone loves to play!  Come enjoy the fun-filled atmosphere at the South Shore Country Club. Regardless of age, this program will provide unlimited fun for everyone.  Special equipment (such as ball ramps) will be provided so that all ability levels will be accommodated.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Clothes suitable for movement – bowling shoes will be provided.

The program will be limited to 15 participants and 1:1 support will be provided to students who require it. Registration, completed forms, and payment must be received by March 19, 2019. Please direct any questions to: southshoresnap@gmail.com

 

dates

Tuesdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm
6-week session:
March 26
April 2, 9, 23, 30
May 7 

Location

South Shore Country Club
274 South Street, Hingham

COST

$50


SNAP Soccer - SPRING 2019

SNAP is pleased to offer a soccer program for students with special needs.  This seven-week session is offered to participants ages 4 – 22 who receive special education services.  The program will take place on Sunday afternoons on the field behind the far parking lot at Hingham High School.

This seven-week soccer program will provide your child with the opportunity to have fun, socialize, and learn basic soccer skills.  Come enjoy the fun-filled atmosphere at Hingham High School far parking lot back field.  Whether your child is 4 years of age or 22 years old, this soccer program will provide unlimited fun for everyone!  Focus will be on 1:1 instruction and fun and, of course, scoring!  We strongly recommend your child work on their dance moves after they score a goal!

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Clothes suitable for movement, as well as athletic shoes (sneakers or soccer cleats).  Shin pads and a water bottle are highly recommended.  Soccer balls will be provided.

For those participants who require it, 1:1 support will be provided. This program is open to students who receive special education services ages 4 – 22.  Registration, completed forms, and payment must be received by April 21. Please direct any questions to:  southshoresnap@gmail.com

 

dates/TIMES

Sundays, 1:00-1:45pm
7-week session:
April 28
May 5, 12, 19
June 2, 9, & 16

Location

Hingham High School
17 Union Street, Hingham
(Please note: behind the far parking lot at Hingham High School)

COST

No fee


Special Citizens Police Academy for Children with Developmental Disabilities - Spring 2019

Dealing with law enforcement can be intimidating for anyone but especially for people with developmental disabilities.  South Shore SNAP (Special Needs Athletic Partnership) and the Hingham Police Department are pleased to present the Special Citizens Police Academy. This four-week interactive program is designed to demystify law enforcement for children with disabilities and give them skills to empower them as they navigate the community.

Topics will include:

  • Police Academy

  • DARE Program and drug issues unique to the special needs community

  • Introduction to the K9 program

  • The role of firefighters as part of Massport

HPD Officer and SNAP Liaison Dan Murphy will lead the course, with guest speakers, and cadets will hear real life stories from the field.

This program is open to all South Shore students, age 6-12 with special needs. To register, please send an email to: southshoresnap@gmail.com

 

dates/TIMES

Mondays, 4:30pm-5:30pm
4-week session:
March 25
April 1, 8 & 22
Note: class does not meet during April break

Location

Hingham Public Library
The Whiton Room
66 Leavitt Street, Hingham

COST

No fee


SNAP/Hingham Rec Yoga/Zumba - Spring 2019

SNAP is pleased to offer a yoga program for students with special needs. This program is offered to students in third grade through high school who receive special education services. The program will take place on Friday afternoons at the Hingham Rec Center and will be taught by Kathleen Picardi, who has been a practitioner of yoga for the past six years. Kathleen received “Yoga for the Special Child” training, and she has taught at South Shore Educational Collaborative and South Shore Support Services.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Students should wear comfortable clothing such as sweatpants and a t-shirt (no jeans). Sneakers should be easy to remove.

This class is designed specifically to benefit students with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and other developmental delays. All levels of ability are welcome. Each class follows the same outline with routines coordinated with the individual’s level of development. Students will participate in five essential yoga practices:  music, breathing practices, cleansing practices, body postures and deep relaxation. These practices are designed to strengthen and stretch the entire musculoskeletal system, balance the nervous system, increase breathing efficiency, improve body awareness, improve communication skills, increase each student’s ability to self-regulate, and, of course, provide a relaxing and engaging experience.  

The program will be limited to 10 participants and 1:1 support will be provided to students who require it. The cost of the program is $12/session, and it is suggested that participants attend as many sessions as possible to receive the most benefit from the program. Registration is open & ongoing. Please direct any questions to: southshoresnap@gmail.com

 

DATES/TIMES

10-week session:
March 22, 29
April 5, 12, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 31
June 7
Fridays, 4:00pm-5:00pm

LOCATION

Hingham Rec Center
220 Central Street, Hingham

COST

$12/session


Interested in becoming a coach or mentor for one of our programs? We’d love to hear from you!