About Us

Two special education teachers and a parent who saw a need in the community for a wide variety of services for children with ASD formed the Learning Spectrum in 2004. Combined, they have over thirty-five years experience working with children with Autism. The vision of TLS is to provide families with individualized services designed to meet the needs of children in and out of the school setting.










As Autism Scholarship providers, the Learning Spectrum is able to create individualized education programs as well as work within a student’s IEP to help meet specific educational goals. In addition, The Learning Spectrum offers support in inclusive settings including daycares, pre-schools and public/private schools.  Our inclusion program serves 15 schools and nearly 50 students throughout the Greater Columbus area utilizing the Autism and Jon Peterson Scholarships .  The overall goal of all intervention is to help children grow and prosper in their natural environments.

In 2009, the addition of the therapy department allowed for a more transdisciplinary approach to servicing children and their families.  The inclusion of speech, occupational, and music therapies allows families to access further interventions for their students both in the centers and in their inclusive settings.  This team approach further serves to increase the acquisition of new skills, and support the families with the knowledge that all members of the team are working toward the same goals.

In 2011, TLS began expanding its offering to behavioral consultation services through the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and some insurance carriers.  This further expands funding options for families to utilize and gains much needed services for their children to support successful generalization from skills learned in the center or school, to the home and community settings.

In 2012, TLS was invited to begin a new center-based program housed in the Canal Winchester school district.  This new unit welcomed students from 8 surrounding school districts and includes students who had difficulty finding appropriate placements within their home districts.  The pilot site has been so successful that 2 more satellites have been opened in Sunbury and Newark. 


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 We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about The Learning Spectrum and what we offer.  The Learning Spectrum was started 10 years ago with a vision to provide families with children on the Autism spectrum a wide variety of educational services in and out of the school setting.  TLS uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to analyze problem behaviors and create appropriate behavioral interventions.  Using a multi-sensory, child centered approach to learning, TLS treats the whole child using evidenced based curriculum that meets the needs of the individual.  We currently have a center in Worthington, Ohio, Canal Winchester, Ohio and Sunbury, Ohio. TLS is funded through the Ohio Autism Scholarship Program as well as contracted placements through individual school districts.

We are now accepting new students at all of our locations and invite you to call us at 614-844-5433 to see what we can offer your students.  Please visit our website at as well for further information and updates. 


Jill Medley, Educational Director

Happy 10th Anniversary TLS!

We'll be celebrating a decade of service this month!

Thank you to our wonderful students, families and staff for everything you do each and every day!

Here's to another 10!