Young Adults

*Link Up

SPARC Link Up is an innovative day program designed to engage young adults in a wide variety of community activities.

Place(s):White Plains
Time(s):Monday - Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Extended Days: 2:00-4:00pm, includes Yoga and art
Cost:5 days each week: $700
4 days each week: $600
3 days each week: $400
2 days each week: $325
1 day each week: $250
Start Dates:Rolling admission

Life Skills (18+)

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.

Place(s):SPARC Headquarters
40 Triangle Center Suite 205, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Note: Offices are located in back of shopping plaza on second floor.
Time(s):Monday 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Cost:$200 Respite/$380 Non-Respite
Fees are due prior to first class April 2nd.
Start Dates:First class is April 2nd, and it will be offered 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 & 5/14.

*Golf Clinic (Summer only)

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.

Place(s):Mohansic Golf Course, Yorktown
Time(s):Mondays 7:00 – 8:00pm
Cost:$160 / 8 weeks
(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:Summer: 6/8/20

*Dinner Friends

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.

Place(s):Site 1 - Southern Westchester Restaurants
Site 2 - Northern Westchester Restaurant
Time(s): Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm, 2x monthly
***To be run opposite Tuesdays of Healthy Me.***
Cost:Sept-June : $450/18 weeks

Summer: $90/3 weeks July & Aug
(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:TBD

*Healthy Me

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.

Place(s):Yorktown
Time(s):Tuesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, 2x monthly
***To be run opposite Tuesdays of Dinner Friends.***
Cost:Sept-June: $300/18 weeks
Summer: $75/3 weeks
Start Dates:Summer: 7/13/20 (SWITCHES TO MONDAYS IN THE SUMMER)

*Swim and Dine (summer only)

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.

Place(s):Yorktown
Time(s):Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:00pm
Cost:Summer: $150 / 6 weeks
(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:Summer 6/23/20

*Bowling

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.

Place(s):SPINS, Bedford Hills
Time(s):Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00pm
Cost:Fall: $650 / 30 weeks
Summer: $150/6 weeks

(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:Summer: 6/24/20

* Music Beats

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.

Place(s):Pleasantville
Time(s):Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30pm
Cost:Fall: $600/30 weeks
Summer: $140/7 weeks
Start Dates:Summer: 6/24/20

*Now We're Cooking

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.

Place(s):Elmsford
Time(s):Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00pm
Cost:Fall: $610/30 weeks
Summer: $150/7 weeks

(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:Summer: 6/4/20

* Yoga

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.

Place(s):Yorktown Heights (YCCC)
Time(s):Thursdays 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Cost:$150 (Respite)
$225(Non-Medicaid fee)
5 weeks
Start Dates:2/13/20

*Rec Night

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.

Place(s):Pleasantville
Time(s):Fridays 6:30 – 9:15pm
Changes to Thursdays in the summer: 6:30-9:15pm
Cost:Fall: $625/30 weeks
Summer: $150/6 weeks
(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:Summer: 6/25/20

*Social Club

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.

Place(s):Site 1 - Yorktown
Site 2 - Dobbs Ferry
Time(s):Fridays 6:30 – 9:15pm
Summer: Tuesday/Thursday 6:30pm-9:15pm
Cost:Fall: $625/30 weeks
Summer (twice weekly): $250/ 6 weeks
(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:Summer: 6/23/20

*Film Production Workshop

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

Place(s):Pleasantville
Time(s):Saturday 10:30am – 1:00pm
Cost:Fall: $675 / 30 weeks
Spring: $200/8 weeks
Summer $150/6 weeks

(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:Spring: 4/4/20
Summer: 6/27/20

*Horseback Riding

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.

Place(s):Site 1 - Putnam Valley
Site 2 - Cortlandt Manor
Time(s):Lesson assigned 9:00, 9:45, 10:30am each Saturday
Cost:Fall: $320 /8 weeks
Spring $320/8 weeks
Summer: $240/6 weeks
16 weeks/$640

(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:No class January-March
Spring: 4/4/20
Summer: 6/13/20

*Movie Night

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.

Place(s):White Plains
Time(s):1st Saturday of each month, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:Fall: $270/9 months, includes movie tickets
Summer: $60/2 months

(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:Fall: 10/12/19
Summer: 7/11/20, 8/1/20

*Tennis Hotshots

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.

Place(s):Briarcliff Club Fit
Time(s):Saturday 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Cost:$200/30 weeks

(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire within)
Start Dates:TBA

Important Notice

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!