Overland Park, KS (Mar. 31, 2014) – In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, ABPathfinder, LLC, developer of special education and therapy management solutions, announces several efforts to positively impact the local autism community. During the month of April, the company plans to continue its customer referral program, but will provide a donation to the Autism Society—The Heartland for each referral it receives. Donations to the Autism Society directly benefit individuals and families with autism through programs like support groups, swim lessons and social events.
“With more than 1 in 68 children diagnosed with autism, awareness of this developmental disorder is more important than ever,” said ABPathfinder CEO and President and Autism Society—The Heartland Vice President, Jeff Blackwood. “At ABPathfinder, we make autism awareness and acceptance a year-round goal, but we wanted to boost our efforts this month to celebrate the unique strengths of individuals with autism. The Autism Society provides us with the opportunity to make a direct impact in the local community, through both financial support and volunteer efforts. ”
ABPathfinder helps autism centers and schools around the country improve therapy and significantly cut administrative time. The company’s software increases face-to-face time with students, and reports individual progress to better inform strategic therapy decisions.
Additional company efforts for Autism Awareness Month include company participation in the Job Olympics, a local program for area high school children with special needs. This annual event addresses the high unemployment rate among individuals with autism and special needs, and recognizes that individuals with special needs can be highly dedicated employees. Participants showcase their job skills for local employers in hopes of networking for future careers.
“The Job Olympics is a phenomenal program,” said Blackwood. “ABPathfinder is always pleased to be a part of the event. We get to see how talented these kids are, and help them celebrate their successes.”
The Job Olympics will be held on April 2 at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kans.
ABPathfinder, LLC develops special education and therapy management solutions that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of special education and autism therapy programs. The cloud-based platform helps educators and therapists craft lesson plans, as well as collect, graph and analyze performance data. By reducing paperwork and administrative tasks, ABPathfinder maximizes the time and effort invested in each child. For more information, visit www.abpathfinder.com.