Children

Children

(*) partial Medicaid funded program for eligible participants

Day Program
Saturday Club SPARC*
Horseback Riding*
Sunday     Intro to Sports*     

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After-school programs for children with special needs, contracted by school districts:

Little Spirit 
Magic of Music 
Spirit 

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An inclusive after-school program for elementary aged children, contracted by school districts:

Kids Express

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*Intro to Sports

An adaptive sports program to give children with special needs the opportunity to play a variety of sports in an organized, safe environment with a teaching ratio of one staff member for every two participants. This program is designed for children ages 5-8.

Place(s): Solaris Sports Club
201 Veterans Rd, Yorktown, NY 10598
Time(s): 10:00am - 11:00am

5 Sundays:
July 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11
Cost: $130 with OPWDD Medicaid Respite Eligibility
$232 without OPWDD Medicaid Respite Eligibility
Start Dates: July 14 - August 11

*Club SPARC

A social skills & therapeutic recreation experience filled with laughter, friends and fun. Activities include music, art, games, lunchtime and more. Goals target: typical age recreation skills, self-esteem, attention, language, listening and managing frustration. Children are involved at their level of readiness in a positive, flexible environment.

Place(s): Pleasantville
Time(s): 10:30am – 1:30pm
Cost: Summer $120/ 10 weeks with OPWDD Medicaid Respite Eligibility
(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates: Summer 2019 Program Dates:
May 18
June 1, 8, 15
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10

*Horseback Riding

Individualized, adapted riding instruction helps participants develop independence, new accomplishments, balance, posture, concentration, self-esteem and a love for animals. Enjoy farm animals and grooming horses. Equestrian Special Olympics optional.

Place(s): Site 1- Putnam Valley
Site 2- Cortlandt Manor
Time(s): Lesson assigned 9:00, 9:45, 10:30am
Cost: $640 / 16 weeks
Summer $240 / 6 weeks
(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates: Fall: 9/8/18 | No class Jan-Mar | Summer 6/15/19

Kids Express

An incusive after-school recreation program that utilizes cooperative games, crafts, movement, music, and role play to enhance the social skills of elementary aged children, grades K-5.

Place(s): SPARC currently runs Kids Express programs in:
Briarcliff School District
Lakeland School District
Somers School District
Yorktown School District
Time(s): One hour after school dismissal
Cost: Varies by school district
Start Dates: October - May of each academic school year.

Little Spirit 

Our special education recreation programs for grades K-5 emphasize social skills while children enjoy unique games, crafts and role play. The curriculum addresses: making and being a good friend, dealing with social challenges, listening, sharing, following rules, understanding & expressing feelings and self-esteem.

Place(s): SPARC currently runs Little Spirit Programs in:
Ardsley
Dobbs Ferry
Time(s): One hour after school dismissal
Cost: Varies by school district
Start Dates: October - May of each academic school year.

Magic of Music

Music therapists lead a lively, interactive, goal-oriented program, involving children in singing, movement and musical games. Small classes allow children to explore rhythm and rhyme, percussion instruments, and dramatic play. Our goals include: receptive and expressive language, social skills, improved attention and self-expression. This program can be designed and facilitated for any school age group with special needs, K-12.

Place(s): SPARC currently runs Magic of Music in:
Eastchester High School
Van Cortlandville Elementary
Time(s): Varies by school district, during the school day or one hour after school following dismissal
Cost: Varies by school district
Start Dates: October - May of each academic school year.

Spirit

A fun time for middle and high school teens with special needs to socialize, build independence, confidence and self-esteem. SPIRIT is a lifeline for teens who have not had an appropriate way to participate in the after-school community. Activities may include: games, art, music, movement, discussions and other typical teen interests. SPARC helps students deal with social challenges, develop new interests and leisure skills.

Place(s): SPARC currently runs SPIRIT program in:
Eastchester High School
Ardsley High School
Time(s): one hour after school dismissal
Cost: Varies by school District
Start Dates: October - May of each academic school year.