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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

FilmAcademy360 Wins NJSBA Innovation in Special Education Award

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: FilmAcademy360, News|

By JENNIFER MILLER, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, THE CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE May 26, 2015 at 6:50 PM FilmAcademy360 was recently presented with an Innovation in Special Education Award for its original way of engaging special needs students and preparing them for social and vocational success. Competing against 51 other public and private school programs, FilmAcademy360 was among ten [...]

Inference Ace (Janine Toole)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

Inference Ace Inference Ace is a great app to help reinforce the skill of inferencing. Inference Ace and Inference Ace 2 help students to improve reading comprehension by making inferences in multiple ways. Within each app, there are varying levels, each working on a different type of inference, such as who, what, where, when, why, actions, [...]

Preference and Reinforcer Assessment App (Touch Autism)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

The Preference & Reinforcer Assessment app, designed by a BCBA and based on preference assessments used in ABA settings, scientifically identifies motivating reinforcers for a student. Reinforcers are extremely important when working on reducing problem behaviors and teaching new skills. With simple step by step instructions, the app calculates the percentage of times each preference was [...]

Functional Behavior Assessment Wizard (WhizzWatt Software)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

Rather than relying on trying to decrease or extinguish behaviors based on what the behavior looks like, functional assessment helps to identify the function or “payoff” of a problematic behavior. This allows the teacher, interventionist or parent to develop effective interventions which result in effective behavior change. With The Functional Behavior Assessment Wizard, you can conduct [...]