785.232.0597 info@tarcinc.org

SPARKK is a lifesaver! You save my sanity.”

a family served by TARC's Children's Services

Damyan & Deven Reyes, Luke at SPARKK Special Parents Respite Kid Kare for children with special needsSPARKK was developed by a group of dedicated family members with a need for respite care and the commitment for providing quality supports and services to children with disabilities or delays in Shawnee County. The collaboration between TARC’s Children’s Services, the Shawnee County CDDO and families resulted in this program designed to provide parents with some downtime while their children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment.

SPARKK is held two Friday evenings a month from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at TARC’s Administrative Building, 2701 SW Randolph, Topeka. SPARKK is for children between 6 months and 16 years of age that have an IEP or IFSP. Siblings ARE welcome!

A minimal fee will cover an evening filled with quality supports, stimulating activities, dinner and guaranteed fun.

We would love to spend a Friday evening with your children! Enrollment is quick and easy!

If you feel you could use some time for yourself contact:

Wendy Gatewood, LMSW

Family Support Coordinator

785.506.8616 | wgatewood@tarcinc.org or SPARKK@tarcinc.org

SPARKK 2017:

  • July 28
  • August 11 & 25
  • September 8 & 29
  • October 13 & 27
  • November 10
  • December 1 & 15

5:30 to 9:00 p.m.