Spectrum360 is a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving over 400 individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities from over 90 communities in northern and central New Jersey. Our three campuses are located in Verona, serving children ages 3-15; Livingston, serving young adults age 15-21 and our adult center, in Whippany serving ages 21+. Our mission is to provide the highest quality educational and therapeutic programs for individuals to achieve their maximum potential as responsible adults in society.
Spectrum360’s Mission and Values have been developed over the course of our long-term history; originating as an orphanage in Newark, NJ in the 1880’s and becoming a pioneer in special education, establishing a school in 1963. Throughout its history, Spectrum360 has been responding to the changing needs of a growing population of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. Today, Spectrum360 includes two state-of-the-art non-profit special education schools, located in Livingston and Verona, approved by the New Jersey State Board of Education, serving children ranging in age from 3-21, and Independence360, serving adults age 21 and over, approved by NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), NJ Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), as well as Medicaid. Spectrum360 is also home to FilmAcademy360, a unique, practical and hands-on education program designed to help a diverse group of learners to develop creative and technical skills in filmmaking, video editing, production and publishing, as well as CulinaryAcademy360, which offers after school and adult enrichment programs teaching culinary skills for independence and exploration of culinary arts as a vocation. Our program has been recognized as a national model for promoting academic, social and emotional development.
To learn more about Spectrum360 and its programs, please visit spectrum360.org.