SPARK Center Specialized Services Boston Medical Center

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Contact Information

Boston Medical Center
Contact: Barbara Hughes, Operations Director
Email Address: Barbara.Hughes@bmc.org
Phone: 617-414-0502

255 River Street Mattapan, MA 02126
Area Served: Boston

Map Location SPARK Center Specialized Services

Narrative

SPARK is a hospital-sponsored pediatric program designed to provide specialized services in the context of traditional classroom environments.  Children from birth to five years of age, and their families, benefit from an integrated model of care, including:

  • Educational Services: early educational and developmental programming, early intervention, neuro-developmental and academic assessments, school planning and advocacy, early literacy programs, cultural enrichment.
  • Medical Supports: daily medication administration, specialty therapies, medication adherence counseling, HIV prevention education and nutrition and fitness instruction.
  • Mental Health Interventions: individual psychotherapy, family counseling, support groups, music and art therapy, social skills building, crisis intervention and psychiatric liaison.

Private Pay, Vouchers and open DCF cases are accepted.

Service Types

  • Early Intervention
  • Family Support
  • Food - Meals
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Schools - Day

Program Type

  • Day Care
  • Education
  • Mental Health

Populations Served

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Birth Defects
  • Blood disorders
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chromosome Disorders
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Developmental Disability
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Growth Disorders
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Disability
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Oral/Touch Defensive
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Rare disorders/low incidence
  • Skin Disorders

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Haitian
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: EEC, NAEYC and QRIS
  • Fees: Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: Dept. of Early Education and Care; Dept. of Education - Bureau of Nutrition