Pfizer Employees Help Out at A360 Upper School

2017-10-23T17:54:37+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Academy360, Development, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Recently, Pfizer contacted our Development Department with an offer to volunteer for a day and assist us in any way that would be helpful.  The offer couldn't have come at a better time, since we were preparing for the Hall of Fame Gala on November 15th.  Arrangements were made for the Pfizer volunteers to help A360 [...]

Kaylynn’s Excellent Adventure

2017-10-16T19:45:38+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Academy360, Spectrum360, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Kaylynn D.’s summer was anything but dull! The 15-year-old Academy360 Lower School student and her family spent almost four weeks touring Europe; traveling through Berlin, Prague, Slovenia, Venice, Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, Paris and even spending time in London. Kaylynn playing at the Golden Key Competition The highlight of the trip was their visit to [...]

Ask the Clinical Department: Tips for Talking to Your Child about Mass Shootings and Other Traumatic Events

2017-10-16T20:02:49+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Academy360, Clinical Department, Independence360, Spectrum360, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Many parents and guardians may have questions and concerns regarding if and how to talk to their children when a tragedy such as the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada occurs.  Undoubtedly, this recent shooting has evoked many emotions in all of us. Children may struggle with their thoughts and feelings about the stories and [...]

FREE Spectrum of Options Seminar: What You Need to Know About Support Coordination

2017-10-04T15:44:51+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Spectrum of Options Seminars, Spectrum360, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Moving from student to the adult world can be a challenge for individuals with autism and related disabilities, as well as their families. This workshop will address the issues related to transition and support coordination. This free presentation will provide direction to individuals and their families in choosing a support coordination agency to help facilitate a [...]

Party with S360 at the Hall of Fame Dinner

2017-10-16T20:05:46+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Academy360, CulinaryAcademy360, FilmAcademy360, Independence360, Spectrum360, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Save the date because we’re about to celebrate! On November 15th, Spectrum360 will hold its 4th annual Hall of Fame dinner at the gorgeous Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, NJ. As in years past, it will be an inspiring night to remember with dinner, dancing, auctions, and a DJ. This year, we’re proud to honor two [...]

A360’s Girl Scout Troop Builds Courage, Confidence and Character

2017-10-16T20:07:21+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Academy360, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

In 1991, Academy360 music teacher, Linda Feldman, looked around and realized that The Children’s Institute as we were known at the time, had very few female students. She described them as little isolated islands in a sea of boys. She immediately felt the need to help these girls bond together and feel a sense of belonging. [...]

PSO360 Wants You! (to Join Us)

2017-10-16T20:09:32+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Academy360, PSO360, Spectrum360, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

PSO360 is the Parent-Staff Organization for Academy360 Upper and Lower Schools. Parents and staff come together to create enrichment events for all students across both campuses. When the organization rebranded from TCI to Spectrum360, the PSO rebranded as well. We went from being TCIPSO to PSO360. With the new name came several new things. We became [...]

Transitioning from School to the Adult World

2017-09-20T09:28:32+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Academy360, Independence360, Spectrum of Options Seminars, Spectrum360|Tags: , , , , , |

One Family's Experience "The transition from Academy360 Upper School (“school” as my son Rob called it) to Independence360 (I360) was seamless. We were extremely anxious about Rob graduating and transitioning to the adult world. Rob is so routine oriented and he had become deeply attached to Academy360 Upper School’s staff, most specifically Megan and Kelly as [...]

5 Things That Can Help You Stay Calm During an IEP Meeting

2017-09-20T09:27:58+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Categories: Academy360, Spectrum360|Tags: , , , , |

For me, staying calm equals winning. When my son was younger, I could easily be close to tears before I even walked into an IEP meeting. Many of us know what an emotional rabbit hole this journey can be, and as parents, we are coming from a much more vulnerable vantage point than the Principal, Director, teachers, [...]

How We Spent Our ESY!

2017-09-20T09:27:13+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Academy360, Spectrum360, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

While our Extended School Year (ESY) program provides our students with continuity during the July, our schedule is a bit more relaxed and we vary the routine to take advantage of some fun summer activities.  From swimming to hiking, to our annual and much anticipated S360 Sports Day, we use the ESY opportunity to help [...]