Special education startupreaches seed funding goal to expand autism offerings
STAMFORD, Conn. (Nov. 20, 2013) – Brain Parade®, a developer of learning and assessment solutions for children with special needs, announces it raised $700,000 in seed funding. A recent addition to the funding round joined other investors, including Arc Capital Development, to support the successful tech startup.
The company’s app, See.Touch.Learn., is used by more than 370,000 teachers, therapists and parents worldwide to help children with developmental disorders improve language, emotional, social and other essential life skills. Brain Parade will deploy the acquired capital to expand the capabilities of the app.
“As the prevalence of autism continues to grow in classrooms across the country, teachers and speech-language pathologists are seeking effective, yet cost-efficient tools,” said Brain Parade President Jim McClafferty. “See.Touch.Learn. leverages the interactivity of tablet technology to engage with special needs students by adapting to their individual needs. I’m thrilled to have experienced business and special education investors like Arc supporting our work.”
McClafferty is eager to further the development of recently released See.Touch.Learn. Site Edition. The new version maximizes utility for school environments, providing a private community that facilitates communication among everyone involved in a student’s Individualized Education Program. Brain Parade site implementation, for classrooms, schools or districts, is accompanied by training sessions to ensure a smooth transition.
“Arc Capital Development invests in companies that make a positive difference in the lives of students worldwide,” said Arc co-founder Kevin Custer. “See.Touch.Learn. improves learning by harnessing the power of tablet technology to enable children to communicate. Earlier this year, the Software Information Industry Association recognized Brain Parade as the innovator ‘most likely to succeed,’ and this infusion of funding will assist in realizing that potential.”
About Brain Parade
Brain Parade is a developer of learning solutions for children with autism and other special needs. The company is the creator of See.Touch.Learn., an iPad application and online community, which serves as a visual assessment learning system that can be shared with others. The award-winning app provides thousands of high-quality mobile images for parents, teachers, therapists and students. The engaging lessons can be customized, providing an effective and fun learning experience for the special needs community. Visit brainparade.comfor more information.