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What is SACAR?

SACAR’s mission is to support people with Autism and Asperger syndrome by the provision of health, education, training, sports, creative art and counselling activities, which ultimately promote their social inclusion, and ultimately employability.
SACAR’s highly trained staff also provides essential information, training and support to carers, parents, health professionals and also contribute to research in this specialist field.

SACAR (which incidentally means “willingness to achieve” in Sanskrit), was established in October 1999 in Bradford with a District wide remit due to increasing demands from parents and carers of people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Further information as regards SACAR’s courses, employment programme, social skills, outreach and training services, contact Info@sacar-trust.org or visit the website www.sacar-trust.org


We believe Sparks is the first radio drama ever written and performed by people with Autism and Asperger syndrome. It was created in SACAR classes led by Creative Writing tutor, David Newell, and was shortlisted for the BBC’s Spin competition for ten minute plays. It was recorded at Bradford Community Broadcasting’s studios. The play is about a group of textile workers who are desperate to keep their factory open.

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