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You gave my son a voice. You taught him how to learn. You taught him how to play. You made him more aware. I am so grateful I can’t put it into words. You made me a better mom. Thank you.Joann
Mother of Ray
Light It Up Blue Hosts Fundraiser for Spectrum Services

Center for Spectrum Services is delighted to announce that our friends and organizers of the Light It Up Blue party on April 25th raised well over $12,000 for Spectrum Services, with hudreds showing up for the event.

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Ruby Rose Recipient 2015: Kim Osterhoudt

Center for Spectrum Services is delighted to announce Kim Osterhoudt as this year’s Ruby Rose Award recipient. Kim is a New York State certified special educator, but began her career at Spectrum Services in 1995 as a young teacher aide, and steadily grew in accomplishment, with progressive and expanded duties. When Kim’s own children came along, she continued working in our community-based special education program, working one-on-one with younger children on the spectrum. Kim later moved back into center-based teaching, where her career continued its path of successive leadership, and now as a Ruby Rose recipient."Kim is a consummate professional," declares Jamey Wolff, program director and Spectrum Services cofounder. "It's been a pleasure to watch her expertise grow to meet the needs of her students."

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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.

 
2014 Ruby Rose Award Winner

Kim DeNitto, Occupational Therapy Assistant Extraordinaire, wins Award of Excellence.


Established in 2005 by Spectrum Services parents Bernardo and Barbara Mongil, the annual Ruby Rose Award is a way for our staff to recognize their coworkers for exceptional job performance. Named for the Mongils’ daughter, the Ruby Rose Award is a special honor. Each year, staff nominates colleagues who have shown unusual skill and commitment.  The award winner is also selected by a committee of Spectrum staff. In addition to this recognition by colleagues and a plaque at school, winners also receive a monetary gift.

 

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