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I have been networking with administration and staff of the Center for Spectrum Services since the mid-1980s. Among private providers, Spectrum Services administrators were known for the quality of their program. Attention to detail, whether it be in the design of their building or in developing unique programs for children, was an obvious priority.Steve Throne
Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel, Pine Plains Central School District
Family Involvement

Close family involvement is important to Center for Spectrum Services’ philosophy and the success of our students. Parents and guardians are considered partners in the development of their child’s educational plan. Goals for family involvement include enhancing family strengths, increasing family support networks,  and developing their children’s community-based skills and abilities. Our innovative family centered services are extensive and can be individualized for different caregiving situations. A family service coordinator is assigned to each class and serves as the home-to-school liaison. Family services may include:

  • Regular written communication
  • Frequently scheduled telephone contacts
  • Transdisciplinary conferences
  • Parent workshops
  • Parent support and discussion groups
  • Community referrals
  • Medical management
  • Classroom visits
  • Home-based behavioral and learning programs
  • Sibling groups