A Specialist Adult Autism Assessment and Resource Centre for the West Midlands
Autism is a life-long condition which affects about 1 in 100 children and adults. It is a spectrum condition meaning that it affects people differently and to varying degrees. Children and adults of all intellectual abilities, race and class can have autism. Obtaining a diagnosis, identifying current needs and then providing specialist support can greatly improve the quality of life of people with autism.
SPARC is an innovative autism resource centre bringing together leading clinicians, academics from the University of Birmingham, and the regional charity Autism West Midlands. Its main focus is diagnostic assessment – that is, to see whether a person has autism or Asperger syndrome or not. The main needs of the person will also be established and recommendations made as to how these might be addressed. SPARC is located in the Autism West Midlands main building at Regent Court, 14-17 George Road, Edgbaston B15 1NU – a few minutes’ walk from Fiveways train station.