The SpectrumWise story: a parent’s love and a teacher’s expertise come together to solve a growing problem.
As the parent of a neurodiverse child who never quite fit in, I’ve experienced many of the same daily struggles and challenges you might be facing right now. I’ve ridden the rollercoaster of hope and heartbreak. It was overwhelming at times, but my love for my child drove me to find out how to help him succeed.
As an educator, I’ve seen and heard of too many perfectly capable, often brilliant, students with Asperger’s and similar Autism Spectrum Disorders dropping out of good colleges. They leave because they’re not adequately prepared to self-advocate, live independently, or navigate the complex social environment of college. In fact, one study found that only 38% of students with ASD will complete their degrees.
I founded SpectrumWise because I know that students with autism can succeed in college– if they’re properly prepared for life on campus and receive the right support from the school. I’ve traveled the country visiting colleges and have developed a program based on what works. Together, we’ll find schools that fit your child’s academic goals and provide the support he needs. Then, I’ll work directly with your child to prepare him with the skills for college success.
As a SpectrumWise client, you can count on me to:
- take the time to get to know your child
- work with your child to begin developing the independent living skills necessary for college success
- find a college that provides the academics your child wants and the right kind of support needed for a successful experience.
- coach your child through the application and essay process to give him or her the best possible chance of admission
- work with your child after admission to arrive on campus already on the path to success. As a parent, I’ve felt the concern you may be feeling now about your child’s future. I’ve been there. And I’ve made it my life’s work to help you experience the joy of watching your child live a happy, independent, successful life. See how it works