EIN 13-4364308

Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center (SPARC)

IRS 501(c) type
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NTEE code, primary
Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center offers empirically validated behavioral treatment programs to assist families in navigating developmental disabilities. Accurate and thorough assessments are paramount for recommending effective treatment services. SPARC also provides a pediatric feeding disorders program with unique clinic and community-based services. Located in West Chester, PA.
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Program areas at SPARC

Pediatric feeding disorders program: the pediatric feeding disorders program is the only program in this region that offers intensive clinic based behavioral feeding services as well as community based services. This offers a unique opportunity to families to address the complexity of their child's feeding disorder in the structured setting of a clinic while also addressing the realities of eating at home, school, and the community. The program is comprised of two parts: (1) an intensive admission comprised of three weeks of daily sessions and (2) outpatient follow up lasting approximately two months. The program is open to individuals aged 6 months - 21 years of age. Only empirically validated, behavior analytic procedures are used to increase proper eating and decrease related refusal behaviors.
Preschool development services: the sparclers program is geared for children aged 2-5. The aim of this program is to introduce children to a structured learning environment, focused on teaching both the behavioral and pre-academic skills required for success in the classroom. Behavioral excesses and deficits are addressed. Children are worked with in both small group settings (e.g., circle time, snack time, free play) as well as individually. Individual goals are developed and worked on for each child. The science of applied behavior analysis is used to build skills and monitor progress. Children in this program have the option of enrolling either 2 or 4 days per week.
Social skills program: sparc offers individualized social skills groups for children aged 4-12. Groups are designed to teach individual goals in a small group setting and generalize mastered skills with typically developing peers. Our social skills groups are organized so children are matched with 2-3 other children demonstrating similar skill levels. In a small setting the children learn and practice new skills. Programming for skills consists of direct teaching, contingent reinforcement procedures, plan for generalization, systematic prompt fading, and strategies with minimal adult-mediated prompts. Sparc determines initial goals, develops lesson plans to teach the skill, and collects data during each session to monitor progress and modify lessons as needed.
Diagnostic services: accurate and thorough assessments are paramount in recommending and designing effective and appropriate treatment services for children with Autism. In order to accurately assess an individual's strengths, weaknesses, and needs, the assessment must occur in as many of the individual's "natural" environments as possible. As such, sparc's diagnostic services span several appointments across multiple settings. The goal of our assessment process is not just to diagnose (or not diagnose) a child with an Autism spectrum disorder, but to help a family understand their child's specific strengths and weaknesses. The diagnostic evaluation culminates in a family feedback session in which the family will be provided with a detailed written report containing assessment results, interpretation, and summary, as well as comprehensive recommendations regarding therapeutic services. This program generated revenues of 14,355 and expenses of 15,943 consultation services: sparc offers a variety of consultative behavioral services to families, schools, and therapeutic programs. Common areas of concern include: aggressive, self-injurious, and stereotyped behaviors; self-help and daily living skills such as dressing, sleeping, and toileting; functional communication; increased motivation; pre-academic skills; and play skills. For all behavior reduction procedures, an alternative, appropriate response will be identified and taught. Sparc's newest program, soar, focuses on working both individually, and in groups, with young adults on the Autism spectrum in all areas of daily living. Sparc's treatment procedures utilize strict adherence to diligent data collection and objective assessment of treatment gains to insure maximum benefit to our clients. Parent training is a key element to all treatment programs at sparc. This program generated revenues of 98,262 and expenses of 109,136.

Who funds Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center (SPARC)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
AmazonSmile FoundationGeneral Support$242

Personnel at SPARC

Jennifer DawsonExecutive Director$0
Molly WadykoPresident$0
Phillip DuncanSecretary$0
Vincent SaccomandiTreasurer$0
Michael ParsonsVice President$0
...and 3 more key personnel

Financials for SPARC

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$15,498
Program services$428,063
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$443,561

Form 990s for SPARC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062022-05-17990View PDF
2018-062019-12-12990View PDF
2017-062018-10-16990View PDF
2016-062017-09-15990View PDF
2015-062016-02-01990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

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Data update history
February 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 17, 2021
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $5,174 from American Online Giving Foundation
April 29, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
September 3, 2020
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersDisease-focused nonprofits
HealthEducationDiseases and disordersAutism
Conducts researchFundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingState / local levelGala fundraisersFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsNo full-time employees
General information
1160 Mcdermott Dr Ste 233
West Chester, PA 19380
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Chester County, PA
(610) 430-5678
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G84: Autism
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
Parent/child status
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