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Our son, Kilian, recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, has been attending social skills classes at Spectrum Services Clinic… The small group gives him a wonderful opportunity to learn and extend his abilities in dealing with others and respecting social norms in a safe environment.Julianna and Christian
Parents of Kilian
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Center for Spectrum Services

Long before autism became a commonly understood disability, the Center for Spectrum Services (formerly The Children's Annex) focused on the treatment of this puzzling disorder.  With a history of excellence serving people all across the autism spectrum, the dedicated and talented staff of the Center for Spectrum Services believe that each person we work with has the ability to grow, learn and achieve, and with each day another life is brightened.

Watch this 4-minute video to see what we do, every day

 
Hockey Fans Support Spectrum Services

For the third year, the Center for Spectrum Services and the Albany Devils hockey team have joined forces to bring you a great time out with your family while raising money for Spectrum Services.

Come join us at the Times Union Center in Albany on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:00pm for an exciting afternoon of hockey as the Albany Devils (NJ Devils farm team) take on the Hartford Wolf Pack (NY Rangers farm team) Tickets can be purchased online using the link below. Five dollars from each ticket will directly support programs to benefit the students of the Center for Spectrum Services. If you can't attend the 2/15 game, there are two other games dates to choose from.

Click here to order tickets and support Spectrum Services

 
Our Program Director receives Commissioner of Education Appointment

Congratulations to Spectrum Services co-founder and Program Director, Jamey Wolff, for her appointment to the New York State Commissioner of Education’s Advisory Panel for Special Education Services (CAP).  She will be one of 3 special education administrators who sit on the panel with other representatives from State agencies and constituency groups.  As a member of CAP, she will be asked to review and provide comments on proposed regulations and New York State Education Department documents and publications as well as provide information about the unmet needs children with disabilities are facing.  Jamey has served on several on other New York State Committees in the past.  As a member of the New York State Autism Task Force, she provided input and review in the development of The Autism Program Quality Indicators: a quality improvement guide for schools and programs serving students with on the Spectrum. Jamey is also the Coordinator of the Hudson Alliance for Children with Special Needs, a consortium of 22 special education programs serving preschoolers in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

 
Artist and Inventor, Ward Fleming installs Pinscreen at Spectrum Services


Local artist, Ward Fleming, invented the Pinscreen, a handheld 3-D image making device for taking impressions of everyday objects while attending the Art Institute of San Francisco in 1976. Initially developed as a hands-on science exhibit for the Exploratorium, the Pinscreen became a popular toy with an estimated 20 million handheld Pinscreens in circulation today.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWc7Q_FCG8c

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WAMC Public Radio interview with Jamey Wolff & Gary Kvistad

Center for Spectrum Co-Founder / Program Director, Jamey Wolff,  recently joined Garry Kvistad, Grammy Award winning musician and owner of Woodstock Percussion, on WAMC’s radio Morning Show. Click here to enjoy their on air discussion about the charitable Woodstock Chimes for Autism initiative, the story behind the beautiful chimes that are helping to raise much needed funding for autism research and Center for Spectrum Services’ programs, and the special talents young Tyler has as a result of his Autism Spectrum Disorder that inspired Garry in his design and vision for the Chimes for Autism. See Tyler’s story and/or order your Chimes for Autism by clicking in the box to the left, here on our home page.

 
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