Peer-to-Peer Tutoring Pays It Forward

2017-06-19T10:57:32+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: Academy360, Development, News, Spectrum360|Tags: , , , , , |

For young adults on the spectrum, the opportunity to work with younger students is a great way to build confidence and self-esteem. Through Peer-to-Peer Tutoring offered by Academy360 Upper School’s Community Based Work Experience program (CBWE), they can do just that! Peer-to-peer tutoring has been run by the CBWE for six years, bringing older students into [...]

‘Walk For a Lifetime’ Is An Incredible Success

2017-05-31T10:07:12+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Academy360, FilmAcademy360, Independence360, Spectrum360|Tags: , , , |

Almost 800 of Spectrum360’s family and friends turned out on Sunday, May 7th, for the 5th annual “Walk for a Lifetime,” held at beautiful Verona Park. “This year's Walk for a Lifetime was an incredible success!” commented Diane Berry, Director of Development.“Perhaps equally important as the money raised was the wonderful sense of community we experienced [...]

Spectrum360 Welcomes New Board Members

2017-06-06T14:00:18+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: Academy360, CulinaryAcademy360, FilmAcademy360, Independence360, Spectrum360, World|Tags: , , |

We’re excited to introduce three of the newest members of the Spectrum360 Board of Directors: Gregg Cuvin, Mark Green and Adam Lipkin. Our new appointees are thrilled to be a part of our all-volunteer board as the organization grows and expands in serving children, young adults, and adults on the spectrum. Please join us in welcoming [...]

Ask the BCBA: 3 Strategies for Addressing Sleep Difficulties

2017-05-09T20:25:48+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Academy360, BCBA|Tags: , , |

For individuals on the autism spectrum AND their families, getting the recommended amount of sleep each night can seem like an impossible task. Difficulties include: inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, daytime sleepiness and a hard time remaining in the bedroom during nighttime wakefulness.

Communication is Key!

2017-05-08T01:02:55+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Academy360, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

I first met Nate and his family about a year ago. It was the spring of 2016 and they were visiting Academy360 Lower School for his intake. Nate requesting parts for Mr. Potato Head on Augmentative Communication Application. At that time, Nate was 4 years old. It was clear that Nate was a smart [...]

Setting the Pace for a Successful 2017 Walk for a Lifetime

2017-05-08T01:02:55+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Academy360|Tags: , , , , , |

On Sunday, May 7 over 1,000 students, clients, families and community partners will join us at Verona Park for the 2017 Walk for a Lifetime, one of the most important fundraisers we hold at Spectrum360. Together, we aim to raise over $100,000 for students and clients on the autism spectrum. You may be wondering how you [...]

FREE Spectrum of Options Seminar – 21st Century Safety

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, FilmAcademy360, Independence360, Spectrum of Options Seminars, Spectrum360|Tags: , , , |

21st Century Safety for Children and Adults on the Spectrum: Issues and Strategies Characteristics of autism such as communication deficits, unpredictable and challenging behaviors, and tendency to wander make individuals on the autism spectrum especially susceptible to injury. It is essential for families and caregivers to recognize critical safety issues in the home and community and [...]

Free Spectrum of Options Seminar – Loss and Grief

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, FilmAcademy360, Independence360, Spectrum of Options Seminars, Spectrum360|Tags: , , , , |

Loss and Grief in the Lives of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Loss is the experience that "someone or something that once was is no more;" grief is the feeling of that loss; and mourning is the expression, private and communal, of that grief. For persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities loss (sometimes dismissed as "just change") has been a near-constant life companion. This [...]

Creating Community at Spectrum360

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Independence360, Spectrum360, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Spectrum360 is more than an organization; it is a community. It permeates all that we do. Acting as a community is an integral part of our work, and we continually strive to create a deep sense of belonging and connection for the individuals we serve, their families, our staff, and our supporters. It is this sense of [...]