Providing a supportive, residential and day, post-secondary program for young men and women with Executive Function Deficits, Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism, who need assistance academically, socially, and emotionally.
Spectrum College Transition Program is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, and was founded in 2009 by O. Robin Sweet and Dr. Thomas A. Bloom. Spectrum is the first Transition Program in the State of Arizona, specializing solely in students with Asperger’s Syndrome and Executive Function Deficits. Spectrum College Transition Program is a college dorm with supports.
The purpose of our program us to offer post secondary students the opportunity to earn a college degree, work in their chosen field, and live a productive, independent, and successful life. We use a positive behavior approach to assist participating students to meet their individual goals. Social, communication, academic, leisure and personal living skills are assessed through individualized planning. We utilize the learning strengths, abilities and interests of each student to establish their individualized plan. Opportunities for social and life skills are strategically integrated into the program.
Our program is enhanced by a unique association with local post secondary programs. Spectrum students have access to university/college facilities and the Disability Resource Center. Students participate in a broad variety of campus organizations, clubs, social events, tutoring, and Student Work Program. We actively support the students on campus through the use of the university/college Disability Resource Center who works in conjunction with Spectrum Staff to determine the reasonable accommodations for each student.
Located on 2 acres in a 8,000 square foot home in Scottsdale, Arizona
Furnished 2 bedroom suite and private bath
- Sensory Friendly Cuisine
- On-site Water Park
- Exercise Room
- Media Room
- Common Room
- Reflection Room
- Computer Lab
- Tutoring Center
- Audio Recording Studio
- Laundry Facilities
- 15 minutes from SCC
- 30 minutes from ASU West
- 15 minutes from Old Town Scottsdale/Shopping