A New Horizon

in Autism Education

Welcome to an Epoch-Making Chapter in Autism Education: Introducing Beyond the Spectrum Institute, Cumberland County Christian School’s Exclusive New Campus for Autistic Learners.

Specialized Offerings

Designed Instruction

Functioning Robotics
Virtual Reality

Beyond the Spectrum Institute


Business Center, 803 Stamper Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303

Welcome to a groundbreaking chapter in autism education, as we introduce the “Beyond the Spectrum Institute” at Cumberland County Christian School. This innovative educational facility, specifically designed for children with Mild to Moderate Autism, is our latest initiative aimed at nurturing each student’s unique talents and abilities, equipping them with the necessary tools to thrive.


Educational Support

Founded in 2011 by Dr. Jessica Respus, Cumberland County Christian School has emerged as a beacon of educational excellence, reaching its full enrollment capacity. Recognizing the urgent need for specialized private education for students with special needs, Dr. Respus initiated the STRIVE program in 2013, offering personalized educational support.

The Beyond the Spectrum Institute represents a significant expansion of our educational services. It caters not only to neurodiverse students but also includes gifted and talented neurotypical students. This inclusive approach promotes a synergistic learning environment, fostering leadership, collaboration, and advanced content instruction.

Our Services:


Autism Education at Beyond the Spectrum Institute

Providing comprehensive educational solutions for students with mild to moderate autism, spanning grades 3rd through 12th. Designed to cater to the unique needs of each student, ensuring an enriching learning experience.


Educational Support Initiative

Offering bespoke tutoring services integrated with our School for Autism, this program tailors individualized learning experiences for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).


Advocacy and Consulting Services

Expertly guiding families through the Exceptional Children (EC) process, our team assists in navigating and securing financial assistance, ensuring every family has the resources needed for their child’s education.

Specialized Program Offerings

Designed Instruction

Executive Functioning Robotics
Virtual Reality-Based Learning
Coding Education
Speech/Language Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Small Group Learning
Individualized Sessions
Specialized Summer and After-School Tutoring Programs
And more…

Eligibility Criteria

Clinical Diagnosis of Mild to Moderate Autism
Current North Carolina IEP
Parent Interview and Student Observation
Letters of Recommendation
Fully Potty Trained
Recipient of Opportunity Scholarship/Education Savings Account

Join Our Community

We invite families seeking an enriching and supportive learning environment for their child to express interest via the link to our inquiry form below. Let us explore together the opportunity of welcoming you to our community.

Financial Assistance Guidance

Navigating funding options can be complex. Our team is dedicated to assisting you in applying for the Educational Savings Account for students with disabilities and the Opportunity Scholarship. Applications open February 1st.

Embark on a Journey of Growth and Success with Us at Beyond the Spectrum Institute!