Spectrum College Transition Program

Spectrum College Transition Program

Rating: 5.0   (1)
9659 N Hayden RoadScottsdaleArizona  85258


About Us Spectrum College Transition Program is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, and was founded in 2008 by O. Robin Sweetand Dr. Thomas A. Bloom. Spectrum is the first Transition Program in the State of Arizona, specializing solely in students with Asperger's Syndrome, and has the first Asperger's Fraternity in the United States, which helps normalize their residential college experience.The purpose of our program is to offer Post Secondary students the opportunity to earn a Vocational Certificate, College or University Degree. Our program focuses on real time redirection, such as: perspective taking and cause and effect. Students participate in a broad variety of campus organizations: clubs, social events, tutoring, and internships. Our staff actively support the students on campus by helping facilitate meetings with professors and counselors. Client Profile * Struggles with anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and/or electronics obsession. * May have a history of drug abuse, due to the overwhelming desire for friends, * Socially & Emotionally young. * May have sensory triggers (touch, taste, noise, smells, textures). * Perception of what is said and done is skewed. * Strong desire to have a typical College experience. * Requires support with Time management and Organizational skills. * Great brain and good heart, but they are extremely gullible. Services Offered Our therapeutic team includes a Neuropsychiatrist, who meets with each student for monthly therapy and medication oversight, and our Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist meets with each student weekly or more, if needed. The therapeutic team works closely with our Program Director, who is a Licensed Professional Counselor and our Residential Directors to implement Mindfulness based therapy. Effective tools and strategies are offered to enhance our service delivery.Our social and life skills program assists students with developing transferable skills to use throughout adulthood. These skills include pragmatic communication, developing relationships, character building, time management, organizational skills, meal preparation, money management, and recreational activities. Additional instruction will target the importance of maintaining overall well-being with a balance of diet, fitness, personal hygiene, and stress management.All parents are supported by our Parent Coach Professionals, as they participate in phone counseling sessions to assist parents with much appreciated support throughout the students' stay at Spectrum, and also during crucial transition times throughout the academic year. The support provided by the parent coaches helps both parents and the team to implement consistency, using the same positive behavioral supports across different contexts.

Years in business

  • 5 Years

Treatment approach

  • Dialectical behavioral therapy

Treatment Options

  • Long-term residential
  • Therapeutic Boarding School


  • Depression
  • Small Residential Programs
  • Transitional housing or halfway house
  • Young Adult Residential


  • Adolescents
  • Adults


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Addiction
  • Intervention center
  • Medical Detox
  • Substance Abuse

Areas of Specialization

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Payment Options

  • American Express
  • Cash or self-payment
  • Check
  • Mastercard
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Wire

Accepted Insurances

  • Most Insurances
Alcohol Rehab