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‘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 [...]

Unique Minds Celebrated at FilmAcademy360 Film Festival & Art Exhibit

2017-05-08T17:12:14+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: FilmAcademy360|Tags: , , , , , |

For the third year, family, friends and the general public are invited to attend FilmAcademy360’s annual Film Festival. This exciting evening of film, video, and digital and traditional artwork will be held on Wednesday, May 17th at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre. Viewing starts at 6:30 pm.

FilmAcademy360 Featured in People & Families Magazine

2017-03-15T17:03:34+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: FilmAcademy360, News|Tags: , , , , |

FilmAcademy360 was recently featured in People & Families magazine, published by the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities. And we got the cover!! Download the PDF and read the article now. Here are a few quotes from the story: When Vincent Lissandrello graduated from Spectrum 360 Upper School in 2015, he already had several years of [...]

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 [...]

Spectrum of Options Seminar: Acting as a Social Communication Builder

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, FilmAcademy360, Independence360, Spectrum360|

Acting as a Social Communication Builder Join us for this free seminar to learn how acting can help individuals with ASD feel more comfortable meeting new people, performing well in job interviews and other social situations. The audience will participate so come planning to have some fun! FilmAcademy360 Program Director David DiIanni will present his strategies [...]

Guardianship Process Made Easier by New Court Rules on September 1st

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Academy360, FilmAcademy360, Independence360, News, Spectrum360|Tags: , , |

In New Jersey, a child is considered an emancipated person at age 18, regardless of the severity of disability. As a result, parents of special needs children no longer have the legal right to make medical, legal, financial or personal decisions for children over age 18 even if the child is unable to do so him [...]

6th Annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament Gets a Hole in One!

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, FilmAcademy360, Independence360, News, Spectrum360|Tags: , , , |

By Corinne Frankenfield What a day for a golf tournament! September 13th provided blue skies and perfect weather for Spectrum360’s 6th Annual Fore the Kids Gold Tournament. This year’s event was held at the Montclair Golf Club, the 13th oldest club in America. Thank you to the over 100 golfers, sponsors, donors and community partners who [...]

Welcome to Spectrum360’s New Website

2016-08-01T16:33:51+00:00 July 31st, 2016|Categories: Academy360, FilmAcademy360, Independence360, News, Spectrum360|Tags: , , , |

Our recent name change from The Children's Institute to Spectrum360 was made in order to reflect the growth in our scope of services, and to better capture our mission, direction and sense of purpose. As part of this change we've launched a new website. We hope it helps us more effectively share program news and information [...]