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 Wolf and Senator Casey to Hold Press Conference on Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

Governor Wolf and Senator Casey to Hold Press Conference on Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf, joined by Senator Casey, will sign the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which allows individuals to set aside funds for future costs related to the disability of a beneficiary. The legislation being signed by Governor Wolf will allow Pennsylvania families to soon open ABLE, which became available to states when Senator Casey spearheaded the legislation through Congress in 2014.

WHAT: Governor Wolf, joined by Senator Casey, will sign the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.
WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2016; 11:00 AM
WHERE: The Vista School, 1021 Springboard Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
NOTE: For GPS purposes – enter 670 Clearwater Road, Hershey PA, look for a Vista School sign, turn left and go up the hill for about a mile until you reach the school.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan, 717.783.1116