Live with Independence & Dignity

Helping people with disabilities gain access to adaptive technology & services.

Please help us to make a difference in lives of people with disabilities by making a contribution to our work.

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People with disabilities can participate in all environments without barriers.

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People with disabilities can employ assistive technology devices, strategies, and training to maximize their independence.

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Collaboration between individuals, caregivers, and service providers is critical to obtaining maximum independence and dignity.

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Technology reduces social and physical barriers.

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Our Services

Spark is proud to offer a variety of services led by a team of qualified individuals who are committed to excellence. We are united in our commitment to support the needs and goals of people with disabilities in East Tennessee.

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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology encompasses a broad range of low-tech and high-tech devices that allow people with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be too difficult.

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Medical Equipment Loan

Spark provides loans of durable medical equipment including items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, crutches, etc. These items provide mobility and caregiver assistance for individuals and service providers.

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Community Programs

Community programming creates a safe, welcoming, and engaging space for people with disabilities to build social skills in an inclusive environment and to express themselves in artistic and diverse ways.

Upcoming Events

Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
Sensory art is about exploration and play, using our senses, and having fun being creative. We focus on the process of creating, more than the end result. All are welcome, for artists with and without[...]
Spark Center
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Join us for an hour of instruments and fun! All are welcome. This is a free event.
Spark Center
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
Sensory art is about exploration and play, using our senses, and having fun being creative. We focus on the process of creating, more than the end result. All are welcome, for artists with and without[...]
Spark Center

How we’ve made a difference.

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“Great organization that has been servicing East Tennessee for over 30 years. Congrats on the new look and your next 30 years.”

Denise Douglas

“Awesome place! We were in a spot and needed a wheel chair. Got one on the spot, no questions asked! THANK YOU!”

Lee Strzelecki

“Such compassion and willingness to help those in need. What a great benefit for East Tennessee!”

Kathy Hawes

Sparky

Meet Sparky

Sparky is the newest member of the Spark team, filling the position of mascot. Sparky is a salamander whose unique abilities represent many of Spark’s principles. Salamanders can regenerate tails and limbs symbolizing rebirth and renewal. They can also withstand fire, demonstrating incredible determination and resilience in the face of adversity. Sparky is a native amphibian of East Tennessee and has a cousin, the Tennessee Cave Salamander, who is the official state amphibian for Tennessee!

 

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Show your support for Spark.

There are many ways to show your support and since Spark is a designated 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS, and all donations of money, time, or equipment are tax deductible. We appreciate any donation that you can make to our center. Below are a few ways you can help.

  • Monetary Donations
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Amazon Smile
  • Kroger Community Rewards
  • Volunteer

 

Learn more about how you can show your support.

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