Special Needs Active Parents was initially set up after a group of parents enquired about establishing swimming lessons for children with Special Needs back in June 2004. These parents got to know each other at different early intervention sessions (ie. Physiotherapy, Feeding Clinics etc.) which they attended at Early Intervention Services, H.S.E. Mounthamilton House in Dundalk. Funding for two swimming programmes (thirteen week sessions) was provided by the then North Eastern Health Board to whom we are very grateful and have worked closely with since.
It was felt at the time that the success of the swimming programmes needed to be built upon and the group started meeting more regularly, exploring new ideas and potential fundraising events to finance these ideas. It was also crucially important for the group that relationships were built between the various service providers and SNAP to help create collaborative strategies for improving services and opportunities for our children.
Special Needs Active Parents,
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