(*) partial Medicaid funded program for eligible participants
|Magic of Music|
Club SPARC brings children together to engage in recreational experiences filled with laughter, friends and fun, as they develop important social skills. Club activities we offer include music, art, and games designed to develop recreation skills, build self-esteem, improve focus, develop language and listening skills, and help manage anxieties. Children are involved in age-appropriate skill levels in a very supportive, open, nurturing environment.
SPARC offers children the opportunity to ride horses on area horse farms, and develop a love for animals. Our individualized, adapted riding instruction helps participants develop independence, new accomplishments, balance, posture, concentration, and greater self-esteem, as they learn how to care for these amazing animals. Equestrian Special Olympics are optional.
Yorktown SEPTA in partnership with SPARC Inc. offers this 8-week after school program. Kids will work to improve concentration, practice relaxation techniques, balance, and poses.
This all-inclusive after school recreation program offers children in grades K-5 the opportunity to engage in cooperative games, crafts, movement, music, and role playing, to enhance their social skills.
The SPARC Little Spirit is a recreation program for children grades K-5 that focuses on developing social skills through playing unique games, craft building, and engaging in role playing. This program teaches kids how to make friends and become a good friend, as they learn how to deal with social challenges, develop listening skills, learn how to share, understand and express feelings, and develop self-esteem.
Music is a great outlet for expression, and therapy, and the SPARC Magic of Music program hits the right notes. SPARC music specialists lead this lively, interactive, goal-oriented program that involves children in singing, movement and musical games. Small classes allow children to explore rhythm and rhyme, percussion instruments, and dramatic play. This program aims to develop receptive and expressive language and social skills, improve attention, and develop self-expression. The SPARC Magic of Music program can be designed and facilitated for any school age group with special needs, K-12.
The SPARC SPIRIT Program is designed for middle and high school teens with special needs to have fun as they socialize, build independence, confidence and self-esteem. SPIRIT builds and supports a community of teens who benefit from engaging with our staff and each other in activities that may include games, art, music, movement, discussions and other "typical" teen interests. SPARC helps students deal with social challenges, develop new interests, and enjoy leisure time.
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!