SPARK - Special Education Parents Accessing Resources and Knowledge

Welcome Parents to SPARK!

SPARK meetings are designed to give parents information to help them in their current and future steps of the journey of parenting children with unique needs. As parents, we guide and make decisions for our children and their development. The task can be overwhelming and we want nothing more than to be as informed as we can be when we set the course we believe our child should take. The SPARK committee and District 15 are grateful to have you and desire to serve you such that your journey is successful!

At SPARK we realize the importance of providing:

  • Relevant programs and resources related to special education
  • Opportunities to network, receive support and help
  • Connections for parents with outside sources

The above are primarily accomplished at the district level through evening programs with outside speakers. We have SPARK representatives at each school who are a local contact and resource to the individual schools. We also have an online support group. If you would like to subscribe to this group:

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SPARK will be meeting monthly for the 2014-15 school year. Our theme for the year is "Taking Care." Please download our flyer for the meeting dates and topics. Our meetings will take place in the Board Room (unless noted otherwise) at:

Walter R. Sundling Junior High School
1100 N. Smith Street
Palatine, IL 60067
7:00–8:30 p.m.

The programs can also be found on the District 15 website:

If you would like to be contacted by or connected with SPARK, contact Jenni Bennett 224-725-3795.

SPARK is a Northwest Suburban Council of PTA/PTSA committee serving families of children with special needs in Community Consolidated School District 15 and beyond.

SPARK is proud to be in partnership with PTA!