In conjunction with the IMC Cinema in Santry, we host a monthly sensory-friendly cinema club. The programme provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favourite films in a safe and accepting environment. The cinema rooms dedicated to the programme have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!
The Brickx Club is a creative brick building and social activity club for girls and boys aged 4 – 12. The Snowflakes Brickx Club takes place weekly in an environment that is specifically tailored for children with ASD
Subsidised Speech & Language / Occupational Therapies
Occupational therapy can help to improve daily living skills, such as toilet training, dressing, brushing teeth, and other grooming skills; fine motor skills required for holding objects while handwriting or cutting with scissors; gross motor skills used for walking or riding a bike, sitting, posture, or perceptual skills, such as telling the differences between colours, shapes and sizes; visual skills for reading and writing. Speech therapy can improve overall communication. This makes it possible for children with autism to improve their ability to form relationships and function in day-to-day life
Subsidised Play Therapy
Play Therapy is a method of working with children who need help in dealing with their emotional and behavioural issues. Play Therapy provides them with the opportunity to “play out” their thought, feelings and problems in a non-directive way, in a safe environment with a caring therapist.
Support Group Meetings
Support group meetings are one of the most invaluable services that we provide, bringing parents of newly diagnosed Snowflakes together
with parents who are a little further along the journey, in order for them to share experiences and swap stories. They are usually a parent’s first introduction to Snowflakes and parents usually leave their first Snowflakes support group meeting feeling hopeful and positive.
Parent and Baby/Toddler Morning
We host many workshops, where subject matter experts spoke to parents about specific topics, with the aim of educating them and arm them with some of the skills required for everyday dealings with autism. Topics included Play Therapy and Sensory Processing, to name but a few.
Family Days Out
Organising family days out was one of the core principles upon which Snowflakes was founded, We have visited, such as Dublin Zoo, Lullymore Heritage Park and Tayto Park.
Snowflakes and siblings come to a “messy play session” with finger paint, sand play, rainbow spaghetti, jelly bags and lots more. Children and parents are advised to wear old clothes!