Mission and Values
Spectrum360 was built to meet the needs of people with autism and those with related challenges. Today – and every day – we work to provide an inclusive, warm and welcoming setting to help our students and adults thrive.
Spectrum360 provides people with autism and those with related challenges the specialized programs and supports they need to realize their aspirations, lead thriving lives, and fully engage with their families and in their communities.
The Spectrum360 Story
The Children’s Institute (TCI) opens its doors
as a state approved school for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
Dr. Bruce Ettinger
becomes the Executive Director of TCI.
TCI creates the Center for Independence
now known as Independence360.
Technical arts programs
in film and culinary are created.
TCI is renamed Academy360
as part of the newly formed Spectrum360 organization, which also establishes FA360, CA360 and the renamed I360.
Ken Berger becomes Executive Director
and Dr. Bruce Ettinger retires.
We are person-centered
The interests of those we serve are the most important considerations in our decision-making process.
We are collaborative
We work as partners with our colleagues, those we serve and their families and guardians, and our stakeholders.
We are curious
We are open-minded; strive to continuously learn and improve; appreciate feedback; and encourage innovation.
We are caring
We are empathic, compassionate and accepting. We are sensitive to the needs and desires of our students, adults, families and guardians.
We act with integrity
We are honest, transparent and accountable, to the greatest extent possible, in our interactions with those we serve, those we work with and our community.