“The support we received after we left Springer was amazing. They were there for us, helping to navigate what was next.”    ~ Alumni Parent 

Preparing for Success

Our goal at Springer is to prepare students to be successful outside of Springer. When our students have developed the capabilities that allow them to be successful in traditional schools, and to advocate for supports and accommodations they might need, we know they are ready to leave. Each child’s Springer story is different.


Placement Services

Springer provides comprehensive placement services aimed at finding the best school environment for the student, and smoothing the transition into the new school. The placement process actually begins when a child enters Springer, as parents, teachers and child come together to discover the student’s strengths, weaknesses and need for compensatory strategies. This new knowledge becomes the basis for self- and parent advocacy in the new school and beyond.

During the student’s final year at Springer, Placement Director Karen Robinson works with parents, providing recommendations regarding placement, facilitating the completion of forms that are required by the new school, and participating in Evaluation Team Reports (ETR) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) processes.


Post-Springer Partnership

Springer has transitioned students to every school in the tri-state area, and some beyond it. Given this history, we have a known track record with our students and strong relationships with schools in the Cincinnati area.

At the parent’s request, Karen will also meet with the new school to present a profile of the student and recommend accommodations, modifications and/or support. Karen is available during the child’s first year at the new school for consultation, and to aid in communication with the school.


For questions regarding placement, please contact Karen Robinson at 513 871-6080 ext. 228.


Springer is proud of the accomplishments of all of our students. The following is a sampling of the post-secondary institutions our graduates have attended. They represent a broad range of educational experiences. Click here to read about what our alumni have done after leaving Springer.


Art Academy of Cincinnati
Berklee College of Music
Brown Mackie College
Boston University
Cincinnati Art Institute
Cincinnati State
College of Charleston
College of Mount St. Joseph
Columbus College of Art and Design
Denison University
Denver Institute of Art, Culinary School
Diamond Oaks Vocational School
D. Russell Lee Vocational School
Eastern Hills Hair Academy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Firefighter Academy of Lexington
Florida Keys Community College
George Washington University
Hanover College
Hocking College
Indiana University
Live Oaks Career Center
Loyola University
Maine Maritime Academy
Mercyhurst College
Miami University
Michael’s College of Hair Design
Ohio State University
Parson School of Design, NY
Purdue University
Sinclair Community College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Tulane University
University of Arizona
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Tennessee
University of Wisconsin
Vanderbilt University
Wittenberg University
Wright State University
Xavier University
Yale University

  • Nathan has just made his first solo flight through UC Clermont/Sporty's Aviation program. Springer played a big part in why Nathan was able to make this goal. All the support, education, and positive reinforcement Springer offered, taught Nathan to believe in himself and have the confidence to complete such a huge accomplishment. There have been so many teachers that have come in and out of his life and they all have made a difference. We want to say THANK YOU to all the teachers for everything you all have done and will continue to do.
    The Anzel Family
  • It's crazy to think about how far I've come. I used to not be able to read a page of a book without bursting into tears. I still have trouble with my Dyslexia and ADHD, but I have a pretty good handle on it. I still can't spell to save my life, get headaches when I read for too long, and often put my foot in my mouth when it comes to talking to people, but it's 50 times better than what it was when I walked into Cari Kelly's classroom in the 4th grade. Looking back, Springer taught me so much and was able to help me get ahead of where I was supposed to be. I was able to walk into high school more prepared than most of the other kids in my class. I want to thank you all and I will never forget the five years I spent there.
    Alexander Betz
  • School overall is amazing and did awesome things for me as a student I never realized it, but as an adult I realize the school has given me so much and I wouldn't be where I am today without Springer.
    Springer Alumnus
  • Springer helped me; not only have I become better at reading, but I have also learned that I’m not alone and how to advocate for myself. Springer helped me work hard in order to get better in classes that are hard for me and taught me how to get help when I need it.
    Preston Carey
  • Before I came to Springer, I was afraid to ask for help, but now I advocate for the tools I need. Springer has helped me to be independent.
    Maggie Motch
  • I understand my work a lot better and I’m more confident. I will always remember my time at Springer because the teachers never gave up on helping me with my learning disability.
    Ruby Rosenblum