The aim of SPARCS is to support families living with autism and other related conditions in the North East of England. We are a grass root local community support group, we are run by a dedicated committee of volunteers. We work alongside businesses, local authorities, families and other charities/support groups.

To build confidence, develop skills and promote social activities and inclusion in our local communities. We do this by, posting information, events and meet ups via our Facebook group as well as sharing our own experiences, successes and struggles. We form weekly meet ups for our children and young people to have fun with others, socialise whilst playing and taking part in activities. We organise these regular meet ups at various venues in our local communities, where we can go together with our children and young people to make friends and build confidence.

SPARCS believes in caring for the carers too. We offer monthly meet ups where parents and carers can come together in a welcoming, comfortable, safe and friendly environment to socialise without judgement. We run these meet ups to give parents and carers a time to relax and enjoy some time with others who share a similar journey to themselves. We also invite guests/friends of SPARCS along from other local groups or charities to share information about the services and support in our local communities.

Diggerland Charity Of The Week (Week Starting 03/12/18)

A massive thanks to our friends at Diggerland for making us their charity of the week. You can visit them at https://www.diggerland.com/

Our Committee


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