About Us

Spectrum Autism Center has been a dream of owner, Leasa Androl for a long time. Her son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Upon receiving her son’s diagnosis, Leasa and her husband Dave tried many different approaches to help their child. When the treatments failed to produce favorable results, they tried Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy which they feel helped their son achieve many goals that improved his quality of life and theirs.

Leasa, who had a Bachelor’s of Business degree, found the study of autism very intriguing and decided to go back to school and receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU).

At the time her son was diagnosed with autism, there were very few services available for children with autism in Saginaw County. Leasa decided to go to Western Michigan University to obtain her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with the dream of someday opening a center in Saginaw County to help other parents and their children with autism.

While studying at Western in Kalamazoo, MI, Leasa had the opportunity to study under one of the foremost experts in behavioral psychology, Dr. Richard Malott. Additionally, she completed her practicum at the Kalamazoo Autism Center which gave her extensive knowledge in the delivery of ABA procedures.

Leasa knows first-hand how autism can affect families and has a strong desire to help others who are seeking to provide ABA therapy to their children.

Saginaw / Freeland, MI Staff

Leasa Androl, MA

 Executive Director, BCBA

Brianne Curtis, MS
Speech and Language Pathologist

Tara Lundstrom
Director of Administration

Mary Michael, AS

Custodial Supervisor

Bryce Kitzmiller
IT Support – Billing Specialist

Cassie Baker, MEd
BCBA

Rae Hall, MA
BCBA

Raquel O’Connor, MS
BCBA

Ashley Makidon, MS, QBHP/BCaBA

Program Supervisor

Chandler Hall, MA, QBHP
Program Supervisor

Amber McBride
Registered Behavior Technician – Lead Trainer

Megan Calhoun, MEd, QBHP
Lead Technician

Mike Humphrey
Registered Behavior Technician – Trainer

Aubrey Rittmuller
Registered Behavior Technician
Trainer

Rachel Maxwell
Behavior Technician – Lead Technician

Tiara Lawrence
Behavior Technician

Kenzie Dupuis, BS
Registered Behavior Technician
Graduate Student

Coi Mach
Behavior Technician
Graduate Student

Deshire Surles
Registered Behavior Technician
Graduate Student

Erica Lamb
Registered Behavior Technician

Katie Debo
Behavior Technician

Jolee Billings
Behavior Technician

Amanda Reed
Registered Behavior Technician

Lexi Quirin
Behavior Technician

Stephanie Lichon
Behavior Technician

Kathryn Ropeta
Behavior Technician

Kelsey Baarck
Behavior Technician

Jamie Sims
Registered Behavior Technician

Briana Green
Behavior Technician

Anna Devendorf
Registered Behavior Technician

Madison Zinn
Behavior Technician

Miah Harris
Registered Behavior Technician

Ashley Hammill
Behavior Technician

May Ahrens
Behavior Technician

Katie Hussle
Behavior Technician

Lauren Zehnder
Behavior Technician

Brelle Wilcox-Garcia
Behavior Technician

Emily Orcutt
Behavior Technician

Ashley Ramirez
Behavior Technician

Carolea Greanias
Behavior Technician

Tyisha Darden
Behavior Technician

Paw Paw, MI Staff

Kris Bodine, MA
BCBA, Clinical Director

Olivia Robertson, MA
BCBA

Megan McDowell
BCBA

Paloma Mireles

Administrative Assistant

Ashley Cantrell

Behavior Technician – Trainer

Sara Jamie, BA
Behavior Technician

Kait Eldridge

Registered Behavior Technician

Molly Kate Jubril, BA
Registered Behavior Technician

Chrissy Michener, BS

Behavior Technician

Lauren Forner, BS
Registered Behavior Technician

Kaleigh Yingling

Registered Behavior Technician

Rebecca Winger

Registered Behavior Technician

Erika Pueblo

Behavior Technician

Taylor Freemire

Behavior Technician

Ashlyn Wing

Behavior Technician

Courtnie Roll

Behavior Technician

Rachel Underwood

Behavior Technician

Kayla Stull

Behavior Technician

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost may vary depending on your insurance provider. Call our office with your insurance information and we will be able to assist you in determining a cost.

  • Aetna
  • BCBSM
  • BCN
  • HealthPlus
  • Optum
  • Tri-Care
  • UBH

We only provide in home services after the client has had center based services and additional support is needed in the home

Although we are teaching new skills, we are not a school. We do not work on academic goals. 

The entire process, from initial call to first day, generally takes 1-3 months.

We do not offer transportation to and from the center. We do provide transportation when a child is working on goals that require going into the community (shopping, haircuts, dentist, etc.).

Yes, we accept children up to age 18.