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Every mother dreams about their children’s future. When they are special, the dream of being independent, graceful, happy, bright kids and also “socially adapted” is almost a fantasy. You guys made that fantasy a reality. Look at Kyle and Kayden. We will always be thankful.Linetty
Mother of Kyle and Kayden
Our Music Therapy in the News

Check out this Time Warner/Spectrum news story on some of our intriguing therapies involving music. Music Therapy is clinically proven to have a positive impact on our little learners with autism. Using evidence-based music interventions, our students here at Spectrum Services show improvements and increases in many areas like socialization and communication skills. Click Here!

 
Professional-Level Trainings & Seminars

Spectrum Services offers professional-level training and seminars to educators, administrators, and families with children on the autism spectrum. Our expertise is nationally known, and it is our obligation to share this information, so that we can all enrich and improve the quality of life for children with autism. These trainings and seminars are FREE to family members of individuals with ASD and their primary caregivers, and $40 per training for professionals, with a discount at $100 for all three!

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Spectrum Services Newsletter

Check out the latest news, see the goings on and special events, meet our special students and talented staff, and see who in the community has recently supported Spectrum Services!

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Smart Schools Bond Act

The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014 was passed in New York’s 2014-15 Enacted Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The Smart Schools Bond Act authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the state.  The allocation for Center for Spectrum Services is $40,033, for which it will be applying for interactive white boards for its students.

Click Here for information on the original Timeline and Proposal.

Click Here for the original public Request for Proposals.

Click Here to view the original grant application/submission.

 
From Our Experts: Dealing with Challenging Sleep Issues

Submitted by Leah Siuta, Family Service Department Head

So many parents of children with autism are looking for answers as to why their child doesn’t sleep well, and what we can do to change that. Good sleep is restorative. Without it, children are more irritable, more fatigued, less likely to learn in school, and more likely to engage in problem behaviors.

Sleep problems may include difficulty complying with bed time routines, interfering behaviors, difficulty falling and staying asleep, nightmares, and poor napping patterns. Although difficult, sleep behaviors can be positively influenced in many ways.

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