SNACS Special Needs

Activities and support for children, teens and young adults with special needs, as well as for their caregivers. Safe and inclusive assisted activities encourage socialization and stimulation, while offering respite support to parents. Read on for all the details!


Open the SNACS pamphlet for a summary of the range of special needs services available in English in the Greater Québec City region.

  • Questions? Please email Kate Nadeau, SNACS Program coordinator, or call her at 418-572-5009.
  • Make a donation and help us to build more services for members of our community with special needs.
  • Scroll down the page to see all of our partners!

After-school Program

A safe, structured and stimulating program before and after school hours for special needs students of QHS.

Friday Night Bowling

Teens and young adults with special needs go bowling one Friday evening each month, providing respite for parents.

RISE Program for special needs adults

A safe space where adults with special needs feel Respected, Included, Supported and Empowered as unique beings.

Social Club

A safe and welcoming space for teens and young adults who are on the autistic spectrum or who have challenges related to social skills, such as anxiety or Tourette’s.

Supper with the Gang

A life skills-based evening when teens and young adults make a meal together and then enjoy a variety of activities.

Volunteer opportunities

Students, be a buddy to a special needs child. Volunteer work with the Wellness Activities at QHS or other local special needs services can lead to a paid job, like babysitting or camp counsellor.

Weekend Activities

Children are invited to join in a variety of stimulating activities such as crafts, puppet shows, dance, and games.



Please also visit the SNACS Entrepreneurs website to learn about work opportunities adapted to special needs students and young adults as well as the services they provide.  Also visit the website of Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s, our main public partner, to learn more about their professional health and social services related to Special Needs.

We would like to thank our partners and sponsors for supporting our special needs activities and services. Here is a list of organizations who make a real difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of our community:

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