SNSC operates six complementary programs to achieve our mission. All of our services improve the ability of children and their families to be more productive, have greater independence, and to be empowered to contribute to their communities.

Please call SNSC at 603-448-6311 or email our Program Director to learn more or register for programs.

Fostering Independence


Art Lab is a weekly open studio art program for adults with special needs implemented in collaboration with SNSC and the AVA Gallery and Art Center.  The participating artists get a chance to explore different media with an emphasis on creative self-expression while socializing.


Connections is a 1:1 mentoring program for any child age 6 to13 who has special needs.  Children are matched with a Dartmouth College student volunteer.  In the company of their “big sibs”, children involved in the program have opportunities to get out into the community, engage in new activities, and practice their social skills.


Happenings is a monthly social activities program for special needs adults and older teens, grades 10 and up. Activities include dances, pizza and bingo nights, music fun nights, apple picking and other events related to the seasons.

Visit the Calendar to learn details about upcoming Happenings.

Empowering Productive and Fulfilling Lives

STAR (Steps Toward Adult Responsibility)

STAR (Steps Towards Adult Responsibility) is a group mentoring program for teens who have chronic health conditions. Dartmouth College Student Mentors who also have chronic health needs provide friendship, support and modeling for the teens.


Aspire is a recreation program for children on the Autism Spectrum which is offered regularly throughout the year. Children enjoy activities that encourage development of communication and social skills through modeling and practice. Individualized skills and goals are identified and worked on through group play and exploration in the community.

Parent Educational Support & Advocacy

Parent Educational Support and Advocacy supports parents in all aspects of the special education and Section 504 process to promote understanding of the relevant state and federal rules, regulations while supporting parents in clarifying their ideas and concerns regarding their child’s education.