Consultations

During this 3-hour session the child is evaluated and the parents share their concerns. Guidance, recommendations and support is given.

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Hi-5 Group

Both the senior, intermediate and junior Hi-5 groups focus in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, on skills needed to make and keep friends and to cope in various social settings.

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Workshops

The SNAP Centre offers workshops for local an international visitors. Parents work hand-in-hand with a trained tutor and their child, receiving intensive training.

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Training

With ASDs on the rise, there is an increasing need for specialised training for parents, tutors, teachers and professionals. These courses are tailored to your needs.

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WHATS HAPPENING

LATEST SNAP NEWS

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Keep in touch with all the activities and news from SNAP Academy, Workshop News from SNAP Education and fundraising events from SNAP Support.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT SNAP

TESTIMONIALS

Read more about what Parents, Tutors and other Professionals had to say about SNAP.

AUTISM

INTERESTING FACTS

SNAP is a program for children with autism, with head quarters based in Durbanville, Cape Town. They offer a unique, child-specific, one-on-one, integrated program for children with autism and other special needs. Their program recognizes the uniqueness of each child and is geared to addressing the needs of each individual child and their family.

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Autism spectrum disorders are increasing world-wide at an alarming rate. Some countries are considered to be in an autism epidemic.

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The earlier autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed and treated, the better. Outcomes for children’s lives are significantly improved with early diagnosis and treatment.

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Usually the children are perceived as mentally challenged because they are unable to communicate. However, when the children receive early intervention, they show they can learn and achieve goals in life.

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Only 5 % of all ASD children have savant skills.  These children stand out for their superior ability in a specific area, like doing maths far above their age or art or music.

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Mild or severe, these children’s thought patterns are very literal and they therefore build patterns into their daily routine.

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Children who are sensory sensitive are the ones who cannot tolerate to be touched.  There are many children on the spectrum who crave physical interaction.

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Some children have dyspraxia.  This means it will take longer for their speech to develop and will become more intelligible as it is practiced, but it will develop.

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Many people with autism spectrum disorders are successful and contributing, however, this is most likely to happen when appropriate services are delivered during the child’s public educational years.

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