The Society for the Promotion of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Research & Knowledge (Spark) is an independent, voluntary and non-profit organisation set up in 2000.
In 1998, the ADHD Parent Support Group was set up by a parent of an ADHD child as a means of gathering and providing support for other parents going through similar pains and frustrations. The success achieved by the Support Group in fostering understanding and acceptance towards ADHD children led to the realisation that more had to be done to raise awareness of ADHD amongst educators and the general public. In response to this, Spark was formed by a number of parents from the Support Group to expand on the scope of work done previously.
To create public awareness of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
To help families with ADHD children cope better with the disorder
To promote understanding and research on ADHD
Monthly parent support group meetings for parents with ADHD children and interested parties
Publication of a regular newsletter to create awareness
Supporting and participating in research for ADHD
Collaborations with other organisations as and when invited to promote our cause
Learning activities and programmes for families with ADHD children, such as parenting workshops for parents with ADHD children