UAB Civitan – Sparks Clinics

Address: 1530 3rd Avenue South, CH19 307
Birmingham, AL 35294-2041
Phone: (205) 934-5471 Fax: (205) 9752380 Website:


The Civitan-Sparks Clinics, located at 930 20th Street South, were established as the Sparks Center for Developmental and Learning Disorders. Civitan-Sparks Clinics provide many essential clinical and community services for individuals and families.

The Civitan-Sparks Clinics provide evaluation and diagnostic services for developmental, behavioral, and genetic disorders. The Clinics use an effective multidisciplinary approach in which a team of specialists evaluates each child based on information provided through the intake form and telephone interviews. In addition to the services available at 930 20th Street South, which is our UAB campus location , the Civitan-Sparks Clinics has programs out in the community.

As the Civitan-Sparks Clinics prepares to celebrate 45 years of commitment to Alabama and the region we will continue to works towards providing outstanding programs that utilize state of the art evaluation and diagnostic tools and evidence based practice.

The UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics offers several programs, including the Day in the Life Program, designed to make the families the teachers, Project Heroes and the Summer Treatment Program. Each program is specifically developed to provide service, resources and support to children and their families.

Summer Treatment Program

This intensive, 6-week program is designed to provide individualized and group-based treatment to children with behavior disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or Autism Spectrum Disorders such as Asperger's Disorder. The program utilizes social skills and problem solving training, academic remediation, sports skills training, medication assessment, behavior therapy, and parent education provided in a therapeutic summer day camp setting with daily recreational activities (e.g., soccer, kickball), art classes, direct academic instruction by certified teachers and a computer lab. Individual goals are established for each child, and parents receive daily and weekly reports on their child's progress.


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