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OUR MISSION

Passion. Attention.

Collaboration. Respect.

Spark Specialized Services was founded in 2018 to help support children and adults from Northeast Ohio who have developmental disabilities and/or are on the autism spectrum. We are committed to providing positive and safe supports that promote self-advocacy, genuine happiness and independence. It is our goal to provide life experiences that empower individuals to maximize their full potential, as well as providing a well-managed, safe, and orderly environment that is conducive to learning and encourages respect for all.

Our Mission: Our Mission
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MITCHELL VANDEWEEL

CEO/Owner

  • B.A. Special Education, Cleveland State University

  • 6+ years of homemaker personal care experience for adults with special needs

  • 4+ years of work experience as a Special Education teacher

  • Special Olympics volunteer for over 5 years

  • Personal experience with a family member on the ASD Spectrum

Our Mission: About Us
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TRAVIS SMETANA

COO/Owner

  • B.A. Education, Notre Dame College

  • 5+ years of homemaker personal care experience for adults with special needs

  • 2+ years of work experience in the Special Education field

Our Mission: About Us
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CONNOR VANDEWEEL

House Manager & Direct Service Provider (DSP)

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University

  • 3 Years experience volunteering with Special Olympics

  • ​Personal experience with a family member on the ASD Spectrum

Our Mission: Our Mission
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