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Home Programs

To be able to offer a quality one-to-one tutoring program to our SNAP families, SNAP Education depends on the regular fee payments of our parents. A regular cash-flow enables us to stay in existence and meet the commitments to our tutors and staff.

Please download the SNAP Education Home Programs Fee Structure for 2016 here.

Consent Forms

Annual Consent/Indemnity Form for School Trips and Activities

We are attempting to reduce the burden of bureaucracy for parents, the governing body and schools and have proposed a new annual consent form to replace the multiple forms needed currently for activities at school, photographs for purposes of promoting SNAP Academy, school visits and off-site activities. Could you please help by filling in the details below and signing as appropriate? This information will be requested at the beginning of every academic year so that our records are kept up to date. If at any time during the school year you realise that this detail needs amending, particularly concerning medical or contact arrangements, please contact the Secretary on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note the following important information before completing the form below:

  • The trips and activities covered by the consent form include:-
    • Off-site activities outside the school day.
    • Any visit within the Republic of South Africa that is not residential.
    • Any visit within the Republic of South Africa that is not deemed to involve hazardous activities.
  • The school will still send you information about each trip or activity before it takes place.
  • You can, if you wish, tell the school that you do not want your child to take part in any particular school trip or activity.

Please complete the form if:

  • You are happy for your child to take part in school trips and other activities that take place off the school premises.
  • You are happy for your child to be given first aid or are happy for SNAP to follow urgent medical treatment procedures during any of the above school trips or activities. SNAP will at all times firstly contact you.
  • You are happy for photographs or film of your child to be used in relation to school work or school publicity.

We thank you for your cooperation in this. You can dowload the Annual Consent/Indemnity Form here.

Beneficiaries

If you want to donate to help any of these children, click here

Please use the ref #PBP and the child's name in the comment box

Meet David van Noordwyk

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Hi. My name is David and I am 6 years old. Before I joined the SNAP Programme in 2011, I had no language and my anxiety lead to tantrums and behavioural issues. I said my first words 2 years ago and I love numbers. I am good at planning and solving problems. In 2013 I joined the Grade 00 class.

My teacher said I am capable of doing a lot. So far my journey has been a good one and it needs to continue for the next 2 years.

 

Meet Raymond Kidson

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Hi. I am Raymond Kidson and I am 7 years old. I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome three years ago. I have good potential and I am capable of learning. Unfortunately, my anxiety sometimes leads to aggression, and this stands in the way of me attending a mainstream school.

I joined SNAP Academy this year and I have settled in beautifully. I enjoy being around classmates and I am also doing well academically.

 

Meet Tay Yibah Mohamed

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Hi. My name is Tay Yibah Mohamed and I am 10 years old. When I first joined SNAP in 2009, I knew very few words and struggled with my behaviour. I have Autism and Cerebral Palsy in my hands. Since I joined at SNAP I have done really well. I really love people and try very hard to have conversations with them. 

I am on a waiting list for a state special needs school, and my parents work very hard to support me financially. While I am waiting to be accepted to one of these schools I know I will always have a place at SNAP Academy. 

 

Meet Wian Engelbrecht 

Wian Engelbrecht

Hi. My name is Wian Engelbrecht and I am 5 years old. I am a very clever boy. When I joined SNAP I received 1-2 hour sessions once a week, but my parents wanted me to do more sessions a week. With more sessions I am making very good progress and I can even say complete words now. 

If I get more and longer sessions I could really progress in leaps and bounds, because early intervention is very critically for me.

 

Medical Forms

A letter of Diagnosis is needed from a Medical Professional e.g. your child’s Paediatrician or Educational Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Neurologist that states your child’s diagnosis. The Western Cape Education Dept. (WCED) requires this for each child in the school as part of the enrolment process.

It does not have to be a recent letter. You might be in the position that you had your child assessed a few years back, started on tutoring and then progressed to the school.

If you have any queries regarding this or if anything is unclear please contact the SNAP Academy Secretary on (021) 975 7224 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please complete this form where applicable which of the tests, therapies and acticities your child has already received. Please return to your child's class teacher.

Download the Medication, Hospital and Emergecy Policy here.

Download the Medication/Hospitalisation Permission Form here.

Dowload the Medical Department Form here.

Press releases

SOUTH AFRICAN CYCLISTS RIDE FOR AUTISM IN UPCOMING PARIS-BREST-PARIS

From 16 to 20 August 2015 endurance cyclists from all over the world will come together to participate in the oldest cycling event in the world, the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur. Cyclists must complete a 1200 km course within 90 hours, which means they will literally ride day and night to reach the end point.  For the first time the start and finish of the most famous long-distance randonnée will take place at the National Velodrome of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, the world capital of cycling. Randonneuring, as it is referred to, is not about who rides the fastest and comes in first, but about the enjoyment of cycling and the focus is therefore on the amateur rider. It is the quest for the ultimate cyclist – any distance, any weather, self-sufficient. Even though support cars are allowed at control points, riders are expected to be able to ride by themselves, and to be prepared for the challenges of the road ahead. There is a 90-hour limit and the clock runs continuously. Many riders sleep as little as possible, sometimes catching a few minutes beside the road before continuing. South African riders

Locally five riders (Gerhard van Noordwyk, Daniel Langenhoven, Rob Walker, Nico Coetzee and Peter Müller) have qualified as part of approximately 15 riders from South Africa to participate in this prestigious event.

Their journey thus far has been inspiring. During the past year they have prepared for this event by completing at least 4 brevets each (4 qualifying rides to be able to enter the 2015 edition of Paris-Brest Paris). Riders had to complete 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km rides within time limits of 13h20, 20h00, 26h41 and 40h00 respectively.

Says Gerhard: “Undertaking this epic cycling event requires digging deep into your inner self for courage, resources and motivation, very similar to the journey a child with autism faces every day. For this reason, we have opted to champion the autism cause as beneficiary for our upcoming efforts in France.”

SNAP (Special Needs Adapted Programme) is a highly specialised, non-profit program founded in 1998, offering one-on-one early intervention and specialised schooling to children with autism and other special needs and has helped children for the past 15 years from almost 36 countries in the world. They have proved that it is possible to provide the right intervention that will unleash the extra-ordinary talents of these special children.

As a Public Benefit Organisation SNAP offers tax rebates in return for sponsored donations.

Cycling enthusiasts interested to follow their journey as they prepare for this event or support their cause can join their conversation on Twitter on @Road2ParisBrest or follow their progress on Facebook at The Road to Paris-Brest-Paris 2015.

For more information visit www.snap.org.za

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Issued by EB Consulting For more information contact Hanli van Wyk on 021-9793659 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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