(*) partial Medicaid funded program for eligible participants
|Monday||Golf Clinic* (summer only)|
|Tuesday||Swim and Dine* (summer only)|
|Thursday||Now We’re Cooking|
|Friday||Community Social Club *|
|Saturday||Food Flicks & Friends *|
|Film Production Workshop*|
SPARC Link Up is an innovative day program designed to engage young adults in a wide variety of community activities.
SPARC Life Skills help young adults with special needs 18+ learn the importance of self-care, money management, positive social interaction, and more, as they foster a feeling of independence.
The SPARC Young Adults Golf Clinic offers new and experienced golfers the opportunity to receive personal instruction on the driving range and putting green. Participants learn from professional instructors how to position their stance, pivot, swing, control the golf ball, and adopt safety techniques. Special Olympics optional.
Enjoy an evening out on the town having dinner with your SPARC friends, as young adult participants develop independence, practice healthy food choices, engage properly in mealtime interaction, and develop money management skills.
A great time that doesn’t feel like a workout! SPARC Healthy Me offers a range of fun experiences, including Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, along with meditation and nutrition instruction and guidance.
Cool off at the Junior Lake Pool for a social swim with SPARC Young Adult friends, and then take a short walk into town and grab a bite at one of the many eateries there.
SPARC Young Adults form a team and play with new friends in this special bowling league. Each participant plays 2 games weekly and receives instruction as they develop practice techniques to improve their score. Fall Special Olympics optional.
SPARC Music Beats is a spirited social group for young adults, as they come together to enjoy popular hits, sing, drum, and engage in playing a variety of instruments for their own musical interests.
The SPARC Now We're Cooking program develops young adult skills in food preparation, kitchen safety and table setting, as participants learn about healthy recipes as they prepare their favorite snacks, entrees, veggies, salads, desserts, holiday fare and ethnic cuisine.
SPARC Young Adults Yoga offers a relaxing program for the mind & body as they practice Yoga. Participants learn how to improve their balance, flexibility, strength, and breathing techniques.
The SPARC Rec Night is for young adults with Asperger Syndrome. This program is designed to encourage participant's existing independence in their communities. This program develops social and leadership skills among friends with similar interests and abilities, as participants enjoy music, games, outings, team building activities, dances and events that make leisure time with others an enjoyable part of their lives.
The SPARC Young Adults Social Club is for participants in their 20’s to share a social Friday night with friends, as they enjoy trips, music, games, cooking, theme activities, snacks, dances, sporting events, team building activities parties and special guests.
SPARC’s production crew works with young adults to create original scripts, learns camera techniques, lighting, directing, scenery/props and acting. Project production options include: Filming neighborhood events, biographies, fiction, movie reviews, music videos, animation, and interviews. Families are invited to our annual “Red Carpet Premiere.” Watch us on YouTube.com/SPARCIncTV
SPARC Young Adults participate in individualized, adapted riding instruction that helps them develop independence, better balance, posture and focus, as they develop more self-esteem and a love for animals. Participants also learn how to care for and groom horses. Equestrian Special Olympics optional.
Love going out on Saturday night? This Young Adults program helps to develop independence, decision making and money management skills while watching and critiquing movies with friends.
This SPARC Young Adults program is for new or experienced tennis players, as they receive lessons from a pro. All participants learn proper stance and grip techniques along with how to hit basic strokes, volley and serve. Participants receive professional training that includes eye/hand coordination as they develop motor skills in a fun, interactive, highly social atmosphere.
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!