Snowbility was established in October 2011 to make a difference through snow sports to those individuals with additional needs, such as autism and dyspraxia, as well as all forms of rehabilitation challenges.
During this time, Snowbility has already seen dramatic results with young people in the autistic spectrum through working with the National Autistic Society. These positive results have been seen not only in their skiing ability but also in their social and motor skills, such as communication, confidence, interaction and fitness.
Snowbility’s coaches are fully qualified and experienced in both the indoor and alpine environments. They are trained to fulfil Snowbility’s ethos of ‘achieving potential through sport’ and are flexible in adapting their coaching methods to an individual’s abilities and goals. Within the Snowbility family, there is a discrimination free-zone, respecting the individuality of each person’s specific needs and their natural abilities.
Through the power of snow sports, such as skiiing, Snowbility works with its students, to not only develop their ability on the slopes, but to also help them with their self-esteem, social communication skills and confidence. By working closely with everyone involved, such as professional and family carers, Snowbility creates tailor-made, one-to-one programmes to ensure that each of its students feels special by creating a unique personal experience for them. In addition to one-to-one coaching, Snowbility has seen positive results where family and friends have joined the student for coaching sessions.
“Snowbility has done some fantastic work, especially with young people in the autistic spectrum, where we have seen dramatic results.” Alison Carpenter, Registered Manager for the National Autistic Society Hertfordshire Community Services. (July 2012)