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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 | Winter 2018 - 2019

 

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


SNAP/South Shore Country Club Bowling - Winter 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 January 1, 2019. Please direct any questions to: southshoresnap@gmail.com

 

dates

6-week session:
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12
Tuesdays, 4:00pm-4:45pm

Location

South Shore Country Club,
274 South Street, Hingham

COST

$50


SNAP/BOXYGEN Fitness & Boxing - Winter 2019

SNAP is pleased to offer a six-week fitness & boxing program for students with special needs.  This program is offered to students in middle school through high school who receive special education services.  The program will take place on Wednesday afternoons at BOXYGEN Performance & Fitness and will be taught by one or more of the BOXYGEN trainers who are experienced in youth fitness training as well as boxing training.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Participants should wear comfortable clothing such as sweatpants, a t-shirt, and sneakers.

The program will be limited to 10 participants and 1:1 support will be provided to students who require it. This program is open to students who receive special education services in middle and high school.  Registration, completed forms, and payment must be received by January 2. Please direct any questions to: southshoresnap@gmail.com

 

dates

6-week session:
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13
Wednesdays, 4:30pm-5:15pm

Location

BOXYGEN Performance & Fitness
150 Recreation Park Drive, Unit 2
Hingham

COST

$72


SNAP Hip-Hop Dance with Kaitlyn! - Winter 2019

SNAP is pleased to offer a hip-hop dance program for students with special needs.  This eight-week session is offered to participants ages 4 - 7 who receive special education services.  The program will take place on Friday afternoons at East Elementary School in Hingham.

This eight-week program will teach basic hip-hop moves and the latest popular dances to promote self-esteem, body-awareness, self-regulation, and social skills.  Session will begin with a warm-up/stretch and conclude with a brief cool-down exercise. A range of activities and games will also be integrated each week. As the sessions progress, participants will work together to develop a hip-hop dance routine to share with families at the final class!

*This program will be facilitated by Kaitlyn Mazzilli, M.A., Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Kaitlyn is an energetic leader with experience running dance groups for kids with special needs. Trained high school volunteers will also assist in each session.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Please bring a bottle of water.  Participants must wear clothes suitable for movement and sneakers.

The program will be limited to 10 participants and 1:1 support will be provided to students who require it. This program is open to students who receive special education services ages 4 - 7.  Registration, completed forms, and payment must be received by January 4. Please direct any questions to: southshoresnap@gmail.com

 

dates/TIMES

8-week session:
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8
Fridays, 4:00-4:45pm

Location

East Elementary School
Multipurpose Room
2 Collins Road, Hingham

COST

$75


SNAP/Hingham Rec Yoga/Zumba Winter 2018-2019

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

13 sessions:
Nov. 30
Dec. 7, 14
Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
Feb. 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15 
Fridays, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location

Hingham Rec Center
220 Central Street

COST

$12/session


SNAP Basketball Program at NDA - WINTER 2019

SNAP is pleased to partner with Notre Dame Academy and offer a winter basketball program for children ages 4 – 22 who receive special education services.  The program will take place on Saturday afternoons in the Notre Dame Academy gymnasium.

This six-week introductory program will provide your child with the opportunity to have fun, socialize, and develop basic basketball skills.  The program will be limited to 20 participants and 1:1 support will be provided to students who require it.  

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Clothes suitable for movement and sneakers.

This program is open to students who receive special education services ages 4 – 22.  Registration, completed forms, and payment must be received before the start of the program. Please direct any questions to:  southshoresnap@gmail.com

 

dates/TIMES

6-week session:
January 5, 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9
Saturdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm
NOTE: on February 9th only, the class will be held from 2:00pm-3:00pm

Location

Notre Dame Academy
1073 Main Street, Hingham

COST

$30


SNAP/SOUTH SHORE YMCA SWIMMING - WINTER 2019

SNAP is pleased to offer a swimming program for students with special needs.  This seven-week program is offered to participants ages 4 - 22 who receive special education services.  The program will take place on Sunday mornings at the South Shore YMCA in Hanover.

This will be an instructor-led swim program.  Participants should be comfortable in the water and able to follow water safety rules.  Participants will receive some swimming instruction on an individual basis with individual goals (i.e., blowing bubbles, kicking with a kick board, etc.).  Please note that mentors are not certified life guards/swim instructors. A parent/guardian is required to stay in the pool area during the swim program. A life guard will be stationed at the pool.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR:  Participants should have appropriate swim wear, towel, and water shoes, flip flops or slides to wear in the locker room.  Please see the YMCA Pool Rules at the SNAP registration page when registering your child.

This program is open to students who receive special education services ages 4 – 22.  Registration, completed forms, and payment must be received before the start of the program. Please direct any questions to: southshoresnap@gmail.com

 

dates/TIMES

7-week session:
December 2, 9, 16
January 6, 13, 20, 27
Sundays, 10:15am-11:00am

Location

South Shore YMCA
75 Mill Street, Hanover

COST

$75


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