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Ask the BCBA: Tips for Enjoying the Summer Break

2017-08-07T10:09:54+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Academy360, BCBA, Independence360, Spectrum360|Tags: , , , , , |

Summer vacation… for many of us, this means fun, free time, and relaxation. However, for an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder, summer vacation can be a very difficult time of year. As we all know, many of our learners and children do best in an environment with a lot of structure, routines, and clear cut expectations. Additionally, [...]

In the CulinaryAcademy360 Kitchen: Summer Zucchini Noodles, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella

2017-08-07T10:55:27+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Categories: Academy360, CulinaryAcademy360, Independence360, Spectrum360, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Welcome back to our CulinaryAcademy360 Kitchen! We hope you came hungry to learn more! In our last two posts, we previewed two diverse meals that suit quite different cooking capabilities and tastes. While one was rich and decadent, the other was simple yet packed with Asian flavors. Now that we’re in the thick of summer and [...]

In the CulinaryAcademy360 Kitchen: Quinoa and Brown Fried Rice

2017-07-31T10:38:29+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: CulinaryAcademy360, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

We're very excited to present the second installment in our new series, In the CulinaryAcademy360 Kitchen, designed to offer you a peek into our CA360 program and give you a “taste” of what we’ve been up to! CulinaryAcademy360 provides our adolescents, young adults, and adults with culinary vocational training and life skills. We hope you enjoy [...]

In the CulinaryAcademy360 Kitchen: Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Marsala Demi Glace

2017-07-31T16:52:20+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: CulinaryAcademy360, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

We’re very excited to introduce a new blog series, In the CulinaryAcademy360 Kitchen, designed to offer you a peek into our CA360 program and give you a “taste” of what we’ve been up to! Our CulinaryAcademy360 program provides students, young adults, and clients with culinary vocational training and life skills. We hope you enjoy the series [...]

‘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 [...]

Proud Moment for Independence360’s CulinaryAcademy360 Program

2017-07-31T10:38:15+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: CulinaryAcademy360, Independence360, Spectrum360, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Prepping for Winterfest 2017 What an experience for the budding chefs in our CulinaryAcademy360 program at Independence360! On Saturday, March 12th, they showed off their skills and rubbed elbows with some of the best chefs in NJ...and all for a good cause. As the instructor for the adult classes for CulinaryAcademy360, I arranged for [...]

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 [...]