Link-Up: Learning Independence in the Community

Link-Up: Learning Independence in the Community

An alternative to traditional day habilitation or “without walls” programs

White Plains, 9 am – 2 pm; Extended day options 2-4 pm

LINK-UP is an innovative daytime program.  It engages young adults who have finished high school in community integration and independent living activities.  We meet in downtown White Plains, offering a range of young adult growth opportunities.  The program supports higher ability participants with a 4:1 staff ratio.  Participants learn about navigating their own world by being part of the community utilizing municipal services, public transportation, visiting exhibits and local cultural sites, going on tours, handling money and practicing pre-vocational skills.  Additionally, the group participates in community service, volunteer work and intergenerational experiences with children and senior citizens.  SPARC provides experiences that promote lifelong learning through instruction in life skills, guest instructors and educational programs that engage our participants’ mind, body and spirit.  Bring lunch or money to buy lunch locally.  Transportation is by family arrangement.

Place: White Plains

Time: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm; Extended day: Mondays 2-4 pm, includes yoga; Additional days 2-4 pm, special interest workshops

This is a Medicaid Respite Waiver program, and includes a program enhancement fee based on the number of days enrolled each week:

Days Enrolled
Each Week


Program Cost 


Cost includes 50 weeks of program enrollment. 

Medicaid ineligible applicants may call for scholarship information: (914) 243-0583

Start Dates: 9/3/19 (Sept – August, rolling admission)