About ChanceLight

About ESASpectrum Center Schools and Programs is a ChanceLight Company. ChanceLight® Behavioral Health, Therapy & Education is the nation’s leading provider of behavioral health, therapy and education solutions for children and young adults. We change the direction of children’s lives by offering them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures.

Formerly known as Educational Services of America (ESA), ChanceLight serves more than 13,500 clients and students each day across its three divisions. ChanceLight Behavioral Health serves those with autism spectrum and other behavioral disorders, and pediatric developmental delays and physical challenges. ChanceLight Therapy offers Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy services for infants, toddlers, children and young adults who have complex medical and developmental needs. ChanceLight Education includes Ombudsman Educational Services, which partners with more than 120 school districts to serve at-risk students; and Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, which partners with more than 115 school districts to operate schools and programs for students with special needs.

ChanceLight was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.


Accreditation and Affiliations

Known for the quality of its research-based, data-driven programs, 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).