Fort Wayne

The William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families has a location in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and serves Fort Wayne and the surrounding communities. Would you like to help us learn more about families like yours and how to help them thrive? We are looking for participants in several projects. We also have employment and student internship opportunities for members of the Fort Wayne community. 

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Participate in a Study

The Notre Dame SPARC Project is open to families in and around Fort Wayne.

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408 S. Scott Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46814
Phone: (574) 631-0956


Find us in the Sycamore Pointe office park, behind the Kroger complex on the corner of Illinois and Scott Road.


  • The SPARC Project (Supporting Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Communication)

    Who Participates?

    Families that include fathers and mothers who are living together in the same home with a typically developing child (between 10 and 18 years old) and a child of any age who has been diagnosed with any type of intellectual or developmental disability.

    What's Involved

    Participating families will be invited to visit one of our centers several times over the course of one year. Families could earn up to $370 for their participation over the course of one year, and free childcare is provided at all visits by team members who are trained to work with individuals with IDD.


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