Spark Academy is not your typical residential treatment center; it's a specialized environment that feels more like a therapeutic boarding school exclusively designed for neurodiverse teenagers. Our students, aged 13 to 18, embark on a transformative journey that spans approximately a year, equipping them with the essential skills needed for success in the real world.
Neurodiverse teens come to Spark Academy after struggling in a world where they don’t quite fit. We meet them there - we understand that world. Our approach begins with a strong emphasis on attunement and fostering healthy attachments. Spark caregivers actively co-regulate with your child, supporting them until they develop the essential skills for self-regulation. After gaining a solid foundation in regulation skills, students become better equipped to grasp and apply the executive functioning skills required for daily life. At Spark Academy, our comprehensive milieu and specialized continuum of care offer a diverse range of opportunities for students to practice these skills in settings that increasingly resemble real life, ultimately preparing them for a successful transition to life beyond Spark.