Services after a child exits out of the school system is limited. Individuals and or their families must decide whether they will enter a day hab program (which is not often tailored for personalized career development), or they often find themselves in a world of isolation as they stay at home until a job opportunity becomes available, which is limiting to both their social and emotional growth.
The rise in Autism and similar disabilities presents a tremendous strain on society and State and Federal funding sources. There are limited resources and facilities that encourage independence and autonomy while offering community integration.
This unfortunate lack of quality services that offer support in job development and employee readiness skills leaves many young people with autism and similar disorders unprepared to live meaningful and productive lives.
Spectrum Designs was founded to fulfill a critical need; to address dearth of employment and training opportunities available to young people with special needs once they exit out of the school system.
Spectrum Designs works with local school districts, private clients as well as people who are living "self-determined " lives to offer employment and vocational training. We provide job coaching as well as job development while focusing on the individuals strengths, likes and capabilities. We offer an individualized approach to learning transferable skills that will be necessary in order for them to enter and succeed in the world of work.
Spectrum Designs primarily functions as a stepping stone for our participants to seek employment as apparel decorators, graphic artists, clerical or maintenance staff as well as develop skills that could assist them in areas such as merchandising ,marketing, social media, sales and general business management.
Spectrum serves people of all ages; the majority being in the age range of 15 to 35 with a range of developmental disabilities.
Spectrum Designs often works with other service agencies who service adults with special needs. We do so by offering their participants the opportunity to make the shirts they order for their own functions such as walks, fundraisers, galas and outings.
For opportunities at Spectrum Designs, contact The Nicholas Center for Autism at 516.767.7177.
Merchandise with Impact
Our program impacts the quality of life of individuals with Special Needs in a variety of ways
It allows our participants to be contributing members to society rather than depending on government support
It raises the awareness of the capabilities and employability of individuals with Autism and similar developmental disorders.
Products and Services
We offer Screen Printing, Digital Printing, Embroidery , Team Wear, Customized Corporate Items and Party Favors for all your special events, functions and promotional needs
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