Spectrum Innovates' transition philosopy transcends autism’s perceived deficits by engaging the passion of those on spectrum in the process of creation. The pillars of our holistic approach to transition are innovation, socialization, independence, entrepreneurship and leadership. Participants work in a real world innovation hub where the experiential learning process facilitates the unlocking of their fullest potential. Rather than an unnamed cog in the workforce, our participants will be seen as valued contributors to society.
As a result of their engagement in the innovation hub, participants develop competency in independent living, socialization, entrepreneurship and leadership. During the final phase of the program, opportunity to achieve proficiency is provided through campus residency and work on industry related projects.
As a natural outgrowth of our vision, Spectrum Innovates’ programs offer myriad research opportunities. An ideal setting for pursuit of translational research, Spectrum Innovates provides a resource for the autistic community and the world at large to reap the benefits of “theory into practice.” Through the Spectrum Innovates Innovation Experience – seminars, workshops, consultancy – educators, ASD students, business people and the wider community gain direct understanding of the model. By openly sharing what we learn, there is no limit to Spectrum Innovates’ impact.