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 5-year-olds 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 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 young adults who have finished high school and need support in building life skills, retaining and developing social skills and transitioning to employment, higher education, or simply independent living.
A group home program for medically fragile adults with IDD that uses recreational activities like art, music, sensory stimulation, and fitness to promote wellness and emotional support.
After school programs and a summer program for schools that engages and supports students after school. Programs are designed by staff to enable each age group to try new things and learn social skills while making friends and having fun.
These programs allow participants to engage in a stimulating and enjoyable range of programs from the comfort of their own homes. Programs help build joy and self-esteem while developing social and life skills.
Fun, engaging trips that empower participants to socialize with each other within the wider community, under the guidance of our program professionals.
Different programs that support wellness, independence, and learning new skills at a variety of fun venues throughout the community.
If you're looking for tons of fun and engaging, supportive programs that promote socialization, community, and personal growth, reach out to us today!
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 cater 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!
Years since SPARC was founded in 1989
Serving Children & adults in Westchester County annually
Programs offered all over Westchester County
Staff & volunteers that support SPARC’s programs
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.”
“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
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.
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.