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.

Freeland, MI Staff

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Administration

Leasa Androl
Executive Director – MA, BCBA

Tara Lundstrom
Director of Administration

Bryce Kitzmiller
IT Support – Billing Specialist

Mary Michael
Office Support

Behavior Consultants

Kaila Goodrich
MA, BCBA – TLLP

Rae Hall
MA, Behavior Consultant

Beth Cowart
MS, BCBA

Kris Bodine
MA, BCBA

Registered Behavior Technicians

Ashley Makidon
Registered Behavior Technician – Trainer

Amber McBride
Registered Behavior Technician – Trainer

Raquel O’Connor
Registered Behavior Technician – Trainer

Chandler Hall
Registered Behavior Technician

Mike Humphrey
Registered Behavior Technician

Emily Casper
Registered Behavior Technician

Katie Schramm
Registered Behavior Technician

Tyler Potter
Registered Behavior Technician

Rachel Sparling
Registered Behavior Technician

Sara Fullerton
Registered Behavior Technician

Emily Johnson
Registered Behavior Technician

Amanda Reed
Behavior Technician

Behavior Technicians

Kathryn Ropeta
Behavior Technician

Katy Derks
Behavior Technician

Rachel Van Wormer
Behavior Technician

George Smith
Behavior Technician

Jasmine Kraft
Behavior Technician

Alaura Coldwell
Behavior Technician

Malachi Nelson
Behavior Technician

Rachel Lauer
Behavior Technician

Megan Calhoun
Behavior Technician

Brandon Smith
Behavior Technician

Paw Paw, MI Staff

Lauren Cavalli

Clinical Director

Behavior Consultant

Ashley Cantrell

Registered Behavior Technician

Muhammed Conteh
Registered Behavior Technician

Stephanie Bahr

Behavior Technician

Samantha Behan
Behavior Technician

Megan McDowell
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.