Franklin Academy


Franklin Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by a group of parents who set out to create a new educational model designed for neurodiverse individuals who learn differently and need an educational model to fit their needs. We aim to empower neurodiverse individuals to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive and tailored support for their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs.

Franklin Center offers a range of services, including an accredited K-12 private school (Franklin Academy), enrichment and after-school programming (Franklin Enrichment), academic and activity-oriented summer programming (Camp Franklin), a mental and behavioral health center (Franklin Therapy), and an adult education transitions program (Franklin Capstone).

We take a holistic approach to help neurodiverse individuals achieve their personal goals by integrating mental and behavioral health into all of our programs. This unique approach allows participants to learn self-care, self-advocacy, and self-worth in ways that help them identify and build upon their strengths.

Students/Disabilities Served (including student’s age range)

We serve individuals ages 2 to 28 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, and all related neurodiverse learning needs across our five programs.

Services Provided (i.e., Counseling, Occupational Therapy, etc.)

Franklin Academy: Accreditated K-12 Private Education

Our classrooms exemplify our innovative therapeutic educational model. From providing speech-to-text software for writing assignments to adaptive seating for optimal self-regulation and classwork, we customize learning environments to meet the unique needs of our students. We are committed to integrating life skills from the earliest grades, recognizing the importance of generalizing skills across settings. Taking students into the community for community-based instruction is crucial to fulfilling our vision.

We also offer the following programs:

Franklin Capstone: Adult Education

Camp Franklin: Summer Programming

Franklin Enrichment: After-School Programming

Franklin Therapy:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Intensive Behavior Intervention
  • Testing and Assessments
  • Group Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Therapies
  • Family Skills
  • On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy

Contact Information

Kim Strandemo

Franklin Academy Principal