Welcome to the home of the Spectrum Digital Reach and Visualisation project.
We designed this project to meet many objectives over different phases. We are using technology at the core to expand our reach, for the families of children with Autism, additional needs and disabilities that we support. It is optimised to make the most of visualisation, audio, video and media to achieve a range of goals in a series of ways.
Our programme, as part of our ongoing strategy, targets a whole host of communication focused aspects in our work. This work includes the improvement of children’s technical skills and development of their social skills; all the while centred around harnessing creativity and building confidence. This blend of media comes together while working with our community collaboration partners.
Our objectives overall are to assist inclusion and reduce isolation in a hugely vulnerable sector, across many counties that we cover. Furthermore, this also includes embedding technology into our events and sessions.
The different components of the project also enable us to build in remotely, and easily accessible, family work channels. Therefore, allowing us to support families with such areas as Education Health Care Plans (EHCP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Family Fund and challenging behaviours. It additionally provides extended hours of access to us, via many different means. The development enables us to create a raft of new and exciting volunteering options, suitable to many different ages.
An overview of the Digital Reach phases and aspects is as follows.
Digital Reach Stage 1 – COVID-19 Response
Proactively and digitally supporting the isolation and social distancing measures imposed by the emergence of COVID-19
Digital Reach Stage 2 – COVID-19 Recovery
Expanding our digital channels, capacity, services, support and sessions by embedding technology.
“This Spectrum team stands out as truly special. Not only are they absolutely professional and resolute in achieving their goals but their passion is unwavering.”
Digital Reach and Global Leading Technology
Throughout our Digital Reach project, we will be utilising some of the best equipment and cutting edge technologies in our sessions and events from around the world, from exceptional global market leaders. Working in this way will provide the children we work with the best opportunity, to not only build incredible new skills but also make the very most from imagination and creativity while having fun.
“Thank you so much for all you do. The change you made to our family in just one session was amazing!”
CLARE – MEMBER FAMILY
From the conception of this project, through its creation to the present day, we are delighted to be working with, and supported by, a number of our community partners and leading organisations, on our different development channels and components of Digital Reach.
“We are very proud to work with Spectrum and support the amazing work they do with young people. The events and support they offer families is truly inspiring!”
“Don’t know how you do it, but please keep doing what you’re doing!!! It makes a difference and means so much to so many families❤️”
STEPHANIE – MEMBER FAMILY