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Welcome to SpArc Services

At SpArc Services, our mission is to support people with disabilities by providing programs and services that encourage inclusion, independence, and personal achievement and provide services through programs designed to fit each individual and develop personal goals and milestones for growth.

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts

The Cultural Arts Center fosters creativity, self-confidence, and community connections for adults with developmental disabilities through classes in the visual and performing arts, outings to cultural venues, and opportunities to collaborate with other artists and arts-based organizations. Local artists and educators teach program participants skills in ceramics, drawing, painting, theater, music and movement. People enrolled in the program also make connections to the Philadelphia arts community and beyond through a variety of exhibitions, projects, and partnerships. 

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Job Center

Job Training, Employment Partners and Job Placement Services

Employment Partners administers a vocational evaluation and provides skills training, job placement and job coaching. Highly individualized plans are created and implemented for each person in the program with the definitive goal of finding long-term, independent, competitive community-integrated employment. Services are provided to adults with a wide range of disabilities, behavioral health issues, learning disabilities, visual issues, auditory issues at companies such as Shop Rite, PennDot, Walmart, Prime Flight Aviation and WaWa.

Services provided through our job training center give individuals the tools they need to build basic job skills and earn a paycheck. Through worksites at local businesses, participants are exposed to a variety of job duties and industries. Partnerships include Tasty Baking Company and Hanks Beverage Company.

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Community Supports

Community Supports

Home and Community-Based Services provides assistance for people to achieve a more independent quality of life by providing access to their community in an exciting new way. Services provided include Respite, Companion, Habilitation and Community Inclusion. A customized action plan is created for each participant to ensure that every person is poised to reach his or her full potential. 

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Governor Corbett Announces Disability Employment Outreach Day

Oct. 24, 2014

Governor Corbett Announces Disability Employment Outreach Day

October is Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced a Disability Employment Outreach Day event scheduled for Oct. 31 in Harrisburg and declared October as Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The event will provide individuals with disabilities information about civil service employment opportunities in state and local government. The State Civil Service Commission, Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities and the Office of Administration are hosting the event.

“Hiring individuals with disabilities is a great choice for businesses. This is an underemployed, motivated workforce with talent and drive,” Gov. Corbett said. “We are pleased to provide information about civil service jobs and to facilitate the hiring of these dedicated individuals.”

Job seekers with disabilities are encouraged to attend to learn about civil service employment opportunities, services available for individuals with disabilities, and the civil service employment process. Recruiters will be available to meet with job seekers for individualized employment counseling. There will be employment presentations and on-site job counselors.

Attendees will learn about the application, testing and hiring processes as well as other available accommodations and services. Job seekers should bring up-to-date resumes.

American Sign Language (ASL) services will be provided. Please contact the State Civil Service Commission to request accommodations for this event if needed at 717-787-6127.

Media contact: Kait Gillis, DPW, 717-425-7606