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Can a Baby Be Diagnosed as Autistic?
By: Laura Entis Source: Fortune Autism spectrum disorder affects an estimated one in 68 children in the U.S. Early detection is important, but children typically can’t be diagnosed until after the age of two, when they start exhibiting symptoms such as repetitive behavior and difficulty...
Model With Down Syndrome Launches Fashion Line
By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Little more than a year after making headlines for strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week, a model with Down syndrome is back at the iconic event to debut her own clothing line. Australian model Madeline Stuart introduced...
Temple Grandin Named To Women’s Hall Of Fame
By: Michelle Diament Source: Disability Scoop Autism self-advocate Temple Grandin is one of 10 notables who will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame later this year. The Seneca Falls, N.Y. organization, which recognizes “women who have changed the course and culture of...
Do Special-Ed Students Need ‘Special’ Teachers? Not According to Arizona’s SB 1317
By: Sean Holstege Source: Phoenix New Times Imagine going to a doctor, learning you have brain damage, and being referred to a general practitioner instead of a neurologist. That’s exactly what state lawmakers are proposing to do with special education, said one Phoenix mother when...
Severely Disabled Kids’ Lives at Risk, Parents Say, as Texas Enacts Medicaid Cost-Savings Plan
By: J. David McSwane Source: The Dallas Morning News Amy Pratt drove her severely disabled son, Quinten, four-plus hours to Children’s Medical Center Dallas only to learn the insurance company that Texas hired to care for him had suddenly denied payment for an important procedure,...

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VA Beach City Public Schools Awards Medicaid Billing Contract to Accelify through Competitive Bid Process
RFP awarded includes Cooperative Procurement Agreement, allowing for extension of contract to other Virginia school divisions Brooklyn, NY – June 30, 2016 Accelify Solutions, LLC (Accelify) is pleased to announce that Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) has awarded a contract to Accelify to provide...
Miami-Dade Public Schools Selects Accelify’s ERP Special Education Management System
Accelify is partnering with Miami-Dade Public Schools to implement its complete suite of ERP special education technology solutions for the 2016-17 school year. NEW YORK, June 7, 2016 — Accelify, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Miami-Dade Public Schools (MDCPS) to provide...
LISA POWERS, FORMER SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR OF HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS, JOINS ACCELIFY SOLUTIONS
NEW YORK, May 19, 2016 — Accelify Solutions announced today that Lisa Powers, Ed.D., has joined the company as Lead Consultant, Accelify Consulting, the special education consulting branch of Accelify. With more than 35 years of experience holding classroom, building, and district level leadership positions...
MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SELECTS ACCELIFY’S ERP SPECIAL EDUCATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Accelify is partnering with Miami-Dade Public Schools to implement its complete suite of ERP special education technology solutions for the 2016-17 school year. NEW YORK, June 7, 2016 — Accelify, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Miami-Dade Public Schools (MDCPS) to provide...
Accelify Announces Special Autism Awareness Month Webinar on Puberty, Sexuality, and Relationships for Adolescents with ASD
NEW YORK, April 26, 2016  — Accelify Solutions (www.accelify.com) announced today upcoming webinar in celebration of Autism Awareness Month. The webinar, entitled “Puberty, Sexuality, and Relationships: The Road to Adulthood for Adolescents with ASD,” will take place on Thursday, April 28th at 3:30pm ET and will...

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