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What is SPARC?

Since 1989 SPARC has been a leading provider of social, therapeutic recreational, art, athletic, and wellness programs for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)  in Westchester County, New York. 

 

We offer engaging activities for participants of all ages, from school aged to senior adults, in a structured and nurturing environment.

 

At SPARC, we believe that everyone deserves to experience the joy of socializing and connecting with others in their community. That's why we align our programs based on our participants' abilities, ensuring that everyone can enjoy our activities and develop positive experiences.

Our Services

Our highly trained dedicated staff members work closely with each participant to help them develop new friendships, improve their social skills, life skills and minimize the impact of isolation. By participating in our programs, individuals can unlock their full potential and realize their abilities in a supportive and caring community.

A year-round, innovative day program that offers highly engaging experiences and opportunities to individuals that need support in building life skills, retaining and developing social skills or transitioning to employment.

LINK-UP

A program for individuals with IDD  living in group homes that utilizes recreational activities like art, music, sensory stimulation, and fitness to promote wellness and emotional support.

LIFT-UP

 Weekly  programs that provide a unique platform for personal development and meaningful connections. These programs are an opportunity to foster growth through challenges while building friendships in a supportive community setting.

LEVEL-UP

 Adolescent programs that provide a opportunity for children to engage recreational activities. These programs help cultivate social development in a supportive and interactive environment.

LIGHT-UP

Fun, engaging events and trips that empower participants to socialize with each other  within the wider community, under the guidance of our program professionals.

WEEKEND

ADVENTURES

If you're looking for tons of fun and engaging, supportive programs that promote socialization, community, and personal growth, reach out to us today!

Our Impact Over the Years

Discover the non-profit agency that has been making a difference for over three decades! SPARC, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with high quality programs especially for them, that their caregivers can trust. Our extensive programs have catered to over 1,200 individuals and can be found in every corner of Westchester County and its surrounding areas.  Join us in our mission to create a brighter future for our community!

30+

Years since SPARC was founded in 1989

1200+

Serving Children & adults in Westchester County

100+

Programs offered all over Westchester County

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Staff & volunteers that support SPARC’s programs

Testimonials

Hear from our SPARC families!

“I cannot begin to express the joy and happiness Magic of Music brings to Nia and the emotion that brings up in me to see the spark in her eyes and smiles each week she participates.”

“We parents do not call or mention it often, but there is definitely a place in heaven for you! And, here on earth, we are so grateful.”

-Olga Velazquez

– Pauline

“While busy having fun, Ayaan is learning important skills adapted to his pace, that he absorbs into his abilities. For Ayesha, she sees others like her brother, with special needs, and children like her, helping, loving, coping and thriving in similar families.”

– Taskeen Hamidullah-Bahl

Support SPARC

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

Get Involved

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We invite you to become a part of the SPARC family by contributing your valuable time and energy towards enriching the lives of the children and adults we serve. Your generous contribution in the form of volunteering can make a significant difference in the lives of those in our community who need it the most.

 

We appreciate your interest in joining our cause, and we encourage you to complete our volunteer application to start your journey towards making a meaningful impact. We assure you that your efforts will not only bring a positive change in the lives of those we serve, but also leave a lasting impression on your own life.

 

Together, we can create a brighter future for our community, one small act of kindness at a time. 

Our Sponsors & Partnerships

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