Morrison tours Sparc Work CenterSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Julie Morrison (D – Deerfield) joined other members of the Special Needs Caucus from both the Senate and House yesterday in touring the Sparc Work Center in Springfield. The non-profit facility operates as a day program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Whether it is employment in the community or employment in a structured day program setting like the Sparc Work Center, it is vitally important for individuals with disabilities to have options that will enable them to lead independent lives with purpose.”

Morrison was recently named Chairwoman of the Senate Human Services Committee and used the experience to see firsthand the importance of day programs in Illinois.

Sparc is a non-profit organization committed to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization operates 14 group homes and a work center and provides job placement services, family respite care and a host of other programs and services tailored to individuals with disabilities.