Children

Ages 5-12

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Teens

Ages 13-20

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Young Adults

Ages 21-35

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Adults

Ages 21+

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Learn. Laugh. Live.

SPARC (Special Programs & Resource Connection) offers recreational, arts, athletics and wellness programs for members of the Westchester County special needs community, ages 5 through adulthood. SPARC aligns people based on their abilities and offers fun and engaging activities within a structured, caring and nurturing environment.

Serving a broad spectrum of disabilities, SPARC engages with our participants to develop positive experiences that lead to an improvement in social skills and a broader sense of community.  

SPARC programs help develop the individual participant to realize their potential by developing new friendships and minimizing the impact of isolation.  These programs are facilitated by highly experienced and dedicated staff members who work closely with our participants to strengthen their social skills and improve their ability to engage with neighbors and friends. 

Other Programs

After-School Activities

These programs meet immediately after school dismissal for 1 hour.

Contractual Services

Group programs can be tailored to your schedule & needs, making this a popular and successful service option.

Link-Up: Learning Independence in the Community

An alternative to traditional day habilitation or “without walls” programs.

Kids’ Express

Our after-school recreation program is designed for all elementary school aged children, grades K-5.

Our Impact

SPARC, Inc., is a not-for-profit agency founded in 1989, entering our 31st year of service. Our programs serve over 1,500 individuals at locations in every corner of Westchester County and the surrounding areas.

31

Years since SPARC was founded in 1989

1,500+

Kids and adults in Westchester County served annually

100+

Programs offered at locations across Westchester County

100+

Staff and volunteers who help run SPARC’s programs

What's Happening

Support SPARC

Your generous donation will assist in providing therapeutic recreation programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. 100% of your donation is used to benefit programs and participants.

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Volunteer / Intern with SPARC

Please consider contributing your time and energy to enrich the lives of SPARC’s children and adults. If you are interested in volunteering with SPARC, please complete our volunteer application.

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Important Notice

As SPARC continues to prioritize the health and safety of our participants, staff and the special needs community, we made the difficult decision in March to temporarily cancel our in-person programs to help do our part and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Even though our programs are on a PAUSE right now, SPARC has successfully continued to service the community by offering Virtual Programming to all of our participants. For 31 years, it has been our commitment to enrich the lives of people with special needs. We hope that you can help us continue our mission especially during this difficult time. DONATE NOW

Please note our main office remains closed but we are still reachable via our main line (914) 243-0583.

We are deeply grateful for your support of SPARC. Stay safe!