Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP)

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences




Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP)

SNAP is a developmentally appropriate movement education – based embedded curriculum offered to children and youth with disabilities in the Niagara region. SNAP is a community service learning initiative that has been running since the 1994-95 academic year where it began as the independent study project of then graduate student Jason Candy; Dr. Candy is now employed at Niagara College and his legacy lives on in the SNAP. In collaboration with the school boards and a number of disability services organizations, SNAP offered 1:1 facilitated instruction in physical activity contexts one morning a week between October and April to 1500 school-aged children in 2008-09.

Both SNAP and ASD movement camp operate as sites for research as well as service learning and pedagogy. The programs have won several awards and research on the programs’ development, implementation and ongoing refinement has been and continues to be presented and published nationally and internationally.

For more information contact:

Dr. Maureen Connolly
T 905 688 5550 x3381
E mconnolly@brocku.ca

Young girl using a wheelchair and throwing a ball
For more information contact:

Dr. Maureen Connolly
T 905 688 5550 x3381
Email: mconnolly@brocku.ca