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Welcome to Spectrum Center

lightbulb_graphicA special note from Spectrum Center Schools and Programs: April 2 is World Autism Day and April is National Autism Awareness Month, which present opportunities to share information about autism and issues within the autism community. We invite you to join us as we Light It Up Blue on April 2 and visit our Spectrum Center Facebook Page, where we’ll share photos and information about campus fundraisers and participation in the 2016 Bay Area Walk for Autism Speaks.

Spectrum Center Schools and Programs serve students with a variety of special needs, behavioral challenges and differing abilities. Spectrum programs are designed for students ages five to 22 with a wide array of special needs, including autism, emotional disturbance, physical challenges, behavioral disorders and developmental delays.

Spectrum Center operates state-certified non-public schools as well as several integrated Collaborative ProgramsĀ on public school campuses that provide special education services to 115 school districts.


Spectrum Center offers flexibility and customization to meet the diverse needs of students, districts and families. We actively seek and implement best practices to promote optimal outcomes, and we continually adjust our programming as student populations change. Curriculum-based measures (CBM) and evidence-based programming provide the educational support needed to serve students with special needs. Spectrum Center is a member of the California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES), and individual Spectrum Center locations are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

If you would like to learn more about partnering with Spectrum Center in your district, click here.


Spectrum Center values the role of families and guardians and considers their involvement critical to each student's success. Each location's education team works with parents, guardians and school districts to develop a student's IEP. Spectrum Center schools and programs have a qualified team of behavioral and mental health professionals, as well as highly trained teachers, to meet the needs of our students.

To learn more about the support provided for students and their families, click here.