Childcare services for children with special needs is available, the SNAP is part of the enrollment process.
What Is The Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP)?
The Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP) is a multi-disciplinary team that assists in determining the safest, least restrictive and most appropriate placement of children that require specialized childcare, school age services, youth services, or recreational sports and fitness activities. The purpose of this team is to work with the parent to ensure that the child's experiences while in Child & Youth Services (CYS) are successful.
What is the purpose of the SNAP?
The SNAP is designed to evaluate health, developmental, physical, social, emotional, learning and behavioral issues that affect your child. It is both our philosophy and goal, when possible, to honor your personal choices for CYS services. Through every step we are partners in your child's success. The SNAP serves as a communication link with all agencies involved in providing services to your child. The objective is to match the child's needs with the appropriate placement. The SNAP serves as an advocate to ensure that the individual rights of your child are protected and respected.
What Is the Parent's Role?
Parent Participation is extremely important. You will be informed of the date, time and location of the SNAP. In order to assist with this placement process you may be asked to provide specific information (e.g., medical documentation, statements of illnesses, allergies, reactions and treatment, copies of the IFSP/IEP, and behavior improvement plans/contracts). All of these items are needed to facilitate the SNAP process. Please provide current documentation.
SNAP Team Members
- Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Manager
- Community Health Nurse
- CYS Special Needs Director
- CYS Center Management Representative
- CYS School Age Services Representative
- Early Intervention Services Representative (as needed)