For Parents & Families
ChanceLight® is the nation’s leading provider of behavioral health, therapy and education solutions for children and young adults. We change the direction of children’s lives by offering them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures.
ChanceLight serves nearly 19,000 students and clients each year at more than 125 locations in more than 20 states across its three divisions: ChanceLight Education includes Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, which partners with more than 100 school districts to operate schools and programs for students with special needs; and Ombudsman Educational Services, an alternative education program which partners with more than 100 school districts to serve at-risk students.
ChanceLight autism services serves children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder, pediatric developmental delays and physical challenges. ChanceLight Therapy offers physical, occupational and speech therapy services for infants, toddlers, children and young adults who have complex medical and developmental needs.
ChanceLight Education programs serve students from pre-K up to age 22.
ChanceLight Education programs are designed to educate and accommodate a wide variety of learners and students. We provide academic, behavior, and mental health supports for all learners in a positive and reinforcing environment.
Student populations we serve include, but are not limited to, are:
- At-risk Students
- Disengaged Students
- Students with Behavior & Emotional Challenges
- Students with Behavior & Emotional Disabilities or Disorders
- Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Related Disorders
- Students with Intellectual Disabilities
- Students with Other Disabilities
For some students, their IEP team has determined they require more intensive academic, behavioral, and social-emotional supports. Students with emotional/behavioral disorders often have co-occurring diagnoses such as:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder & Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Intermittent Explosive Disorder
- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
If you have questions about your student(s) meeting the criteria for ChanceLight Education services or programs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Yes. Our programs services can be provided remotely, when necessary. As remote/distance learning continues to be the norm for the foreseeable future, our program services have been adapted to ensure students continue to receive the support they need to be successful – even when learning from home. ChanceLight Education staff have the experience and expertise to assist with the following, remotely:
- Helping students who are close to graduation complete the credits they need
- Improving student readiness to advance to next grade level
- Addressing learning gaps with a wide range of curriculum platforms
- Accommodating lack access to laptop / internet, when needed
- Providing the appropriate mental health and behavioral supports, to address individual needs of students with disabilities and/or IEPs Victims of Abuse/Neglect
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy focuses on improving specific behaviors such as social skills, behavior reduction, and academics, as well as adaptive learning skills and independent functioning.
ABA is effective for children and adolescents with emotional/behavioral disorders, and it has been shown that consistent ABA can significantly improve behaviors and social skills in the classroom, at home and in the community.
ChanceLight Education programs are grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) practices and have integrated mental health supports.