We are a business with a social mission: to help individuals with Autism lead full and productive lives through the world of work.

Through our separate enterprises — Spectrum Designs, Spectrum Bakes, and Spectrum Suds — we create opportunities for employment, empowerment, and growth. With our partners at The Nicholas Center we ensure that our employees have the support they need for training, education, and personal growth and development.

Autism Facts

In the United States today:

  • 1 in 59: number of people born who are on the autism spectrum

  • 70-90: percent of autistic adults who are un- or underemployed

  • 500,000: population of working-age autistic adults in the next decade

  • $2,000,000: estimated lifetime societal cost of each unemployed individual

By providing real jobs to real people Spectrum reduces these social costs, enhances our local economy, and builds an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive.

2013: Cutting the ribbon to open our new space, 1,500 sq.ft.

2013: Cutting the ribbon to open our new space, 1,500 sq.ft.

2018: The main workroom in our own 7,500 sq.ft. building.

2018: The main workroom in our own 7,500 sq.ft. building.