Students & Families

Students_FamiliesAs one of the nation’s top private schools in special education, Spectrum is proud to serve hundreds of families each year.

Spectrum schools are staffed with a qualified team of experts, including Board Certified Behavior Analysts, teachers, therapists and vocational coaches , who continually work with families and students to help students successfully transition to Spectrum collaborative and district programs, and, ultimately, to life after high school.


Parents and guardians are an integral part of the Spectrum team. Before creating an individual education program (IEP), we meet with families to learn more about each student’s abilities and discuss appropriate IEP objectives. IEPs are reviewed annually, and parents may request additional reviews. Families are also educated about how to implement their child’s behavior plan at home, ensuring ongoing reinforcement of appropriate behaviors.

Families are encouraged to participate in educational workshops and specialized training sessions offered by Spectrum staff. To learn more about available resources, click here.


Spectrum provides tailored instruction to meet the needs of each student’s unique learning style.

Spectrum provides services to students with:

  • autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger’s syndrome
  • developmental disabilities or delays
  • emotional disorders and disturbances
  • pervasive developmental disorders
  • behavioral challenges
  • dual diagnosis; and other special needs

Before a student enrolls, the Spectrum team performs an academic skills assessment to help develop an IEP tailored to meet each student’s special needs. Spectrum instructors and therapists then work with public school representatives and parents to determine the best methods of instruction in the least restrictive environment (LRE).

Our students participate in general curriculum, meaningful assessment activities and assignments, and district-wide and standardized tests.