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Sparc enriches the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by enabling them to successfully live, learn, work and socialize in the community.

Founded in 1951, Sparc is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Springfield area. For over 60 years, we've been dedicated to helping individuals find work and outlets to build self-confidence and independence, and live up to their potential.

Our work center provides training opportunities to help both individuals and local businesses. Our programs provide work to improve ability to engage in productive work activities through a focus on cooperation, attendance, productive capacity, and task completion. Individuals also recieve assistance and training in physical fitness, computer skills, work-place relationships, volunteerism, self-advocacy, personal care and other hobbies. Building these skills allows individuals to find and maintain a place in a work atmosphere and provides assistance to local businesses looking for help.

Recent News & Events
Be sure to stop in this holiday season and pull a tag from our Sparc Angel Tree! Each tag on the tree has the name of an individual supported by Sparc and a few items they identified as things they would like for Christmas. Gifts are due back to Sparc, unwrapped, by December 15 for delivery. Our beautiful Angel Tree is located at 232 Bruns Lane.
Sparc's 23rd Mike Ference Charity Golf Outing
July 10th 2015
Make sure you don't miss what is becoming one of Springfield's most fun charity golf outings. July, 10th - 12:00 Shotgun Start @ Piper Glen Golf Club. Call 217-793-2100 and reserve your foursome today. Cash purse of $2000.00, Bagpiper Call to Carts, Lunch, Dinner and a Heads/Tails 50/50 Auction. Winner guaranteed to KEEP his winnings.
Thank you for your support
March 24th, 2015
If you missed our recent "Celebrating Our Triumphs" Breakfast, we have posted Michael Blair's very inspirational video for you to enjoy on our home page. Thank you to all of our Table Captains and the more than 400 guests who were able to attend this year's breakfast. As a result of your commitment and generosity, Sparc was able to raise more than $200,000.00 to help support individuals with developmental disabilities. Together we can Celebrate!
Design Ideas Holiday Outlet Store
Nov 22nd - Dec 24th
After a four-year hiatus, Sparc and Design Ideas announce that the much-anticipated Design Ideas Holiday Outlet Store is back in Springfield and OPEN for the 2014 holiday shopping season. Located at The Capital City Shopping Plaza (old Shopko location). Store hours are Tues.-Fri. 11-7 Sat. 10-6 and Sun. 12-5 To stay in the loop on the Design Ideas Holiday Outlet Store’s progress and events, connect with us at https://www.facebook.com
/DIHolidayOutletStore .
WELCOME
Sparc enriches the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by enabling them to successfully live, learn, work and socialize in the community.

Founded in 1951, Sparc is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Springfield area. For over 60 years, we've been dedicated to helping individuals find work and outlets to build self-confidence and independence, and live up to their potential.

Our work center provides training opportunities to help both individuals and local businesses. Our programs provide work to improve ability to engage in productive work activities through a focus on cooperation, attendance, productive capacity, and task completion. Individuals also recieve assistance and training in physical fitness, computer skills, work-place relationships, volunteerism, self-advocacy, personal care and other hobbies. Building these skills allows individuals to find and maintain a place in a work atmosphere and provides assistance to local businesses looking for help.

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