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.
These programs meet immediately after school dismissal for 1 hour.
Group programs can be tailored to your schedule & needs, making this a popular and successful service option.
An alternative to traditional day habilitation or “without walls” programs.
Our after-school recreation program is designed for all elementary school aged children, grades K-5.
Years since SPARC was founded in 1989
Kids and adults in Westchester County served annually
Programs offered at locations across Westchester County
Staff and volunteers who help run SPARC’s programs
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!