The Learning Center Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting with Special Guest Dr. Temple Grandin

Derek Santiago, Cathy Sharp, Stacie Routt, Dr. Jack Scott, Dr. Temple Grandin, Ashlie Van Nest

The Learning Center (TLC), a charter school specializing in education for children with autism, hosted its official ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Royal Palm Beach location on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. The event, organized by Spectrum 360, was attended by Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-renowned autism advocate.

The ceremony, held at The Learning Center’s new facility on 400 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard, marked a significant milestone for TLC. City officials, parents, teachers and staff gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting, highlighting the new 30,000-square-foot location.

Dr. Temple Grandin, a trailblazing advocate for individuals with autism, was on hand to cut the ribbon. Dr. Grandin shared insights and experiences that underscored the importance of understanding and supporting those with autism. She also went on a private tour of the school before the ceremony.

“We are thrilled to be part of this event, which not only symbolizes a new chapter for the school but also reflects our commitment at Spectrum360 to improving education and support for children with autism,” said Cathy Sharp, President of Spectrum360. “It was an honor to have Dr. Temple Grandin in attendance and it shows how we are just getting started with our mission in South Florida and beyond.”

The Learning Center has been providing personalized learning and comprehensive care for children with autism since 1999.

Dr. Temple Grandin, Cathy Sharp, Spectrum360 President, Amanda Selig, Spectrum360 Vice President

Dr. Myles Cooley, Tod Dresser, Dr. Temple Grandin, Kathy Letourneau, Dr. Jack Scott

Stacie Routt, Executive The Learning Center, Dr. Temple Grandin, Zayra Chin, Assistant Principal The Learning Center 

About Spectrum 360

Spectrum 360 is a philanthropic organization dedicated to providing financial support for projects that enhance the well-being of neurodivergent/autistic children and their families. The organization focuses on funding, creating awareness, and promoting inclusivity, all aimed at empowering children with special needs to flourish and achieve their full potential. For more information go to: