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Did you know that there is a group of six private organizations in the Upper Valley dedicated to supporting individuals with special needs?
We have joined to form

Our Mission:
To collaborate and to strengthen the efforts of our organizations as we work towards providing social, educational, recreational and creative opportunities for the community of people living with special needs in the Upper Valley.

Our Goals:
  • Ensuring that people living with differing abilities have a meaningful place in our communities

  • Raising awareness of the special needs population in our region

  • Providing education about the services of our organizations

  • Using resources effectively

  • Working cooperatively on events and programs

Why support people with differing abilities?
Twenty percent (20%) of your neighbors have special needs and are at greater risk of poverty, underemployment, health and other issues. A supportive community develops resiliency and meaning for ALL its members.

Join us for our annual Fundraising event!

Cinco de Mayo 5K Run

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Spark! Community Center
75 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH



Global Campuses Foundation offers participant-led post secondary lifelong learning, leadership opportunities, and community engagement for adults of differing abilities in the Upper Valley and beyond. Campus locations vary.


High Horses offers equine assisted activites and therapies that help participants gain the skills and body strength to overcome a variety of obstacles in their everyday lives. Located in Wilder, VT.

The Special Needs Support Center helps children and adults with special needs and their families meet their unique challenges through advocacy and a range of supportive programs. Located in Lebanon, NH.

Spark is an integrated community center where everyone is valued for their abilities rather than their disabilities. Our core philosophy is that everyone has a hidden talent or gift worth sharing with the world, a “spark” if you will. We welcome all community members to take part in a variety of programs, classes and events as well as use the many different opportunities available at Spark. Located in Lebanon, NH.


Visions for Creative Housing Solutions offers an orderly transition of care for adults with developmental and similar disabilities from their aging parents to a stable, reliable and caring environment that promotes long term friendships and a sense of well being and self worth. Located in Enfield, NH.


Zack’s Place provides a setting for pre- and postgraduates with special needs to explore culture, education, business and fitness while developing bonds of friendship. Operates on a daily schedule. Located in Woodstock, VT.

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