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Born With Down Syndrome, Shy Teen Competes In Bodybuilding
By: Joanne Kimberlin Source: Disability Scoop Life hasn’t been easy for Jon Atkins. Born with Down syndrome, he deals with a lot of just-can’t-dos. It took years to learn to count to 10. At 19, he’s able to read 30 or so words. Fine motor...
School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don’t Yet Know If That’s Good News
By: Anya Kamenetz Source: NPR We are in the midst of a quiet revolution in school discipline. In the past five years, 27 states have revised their laws with the intention of reducing suspensions and expulsions. And, more than 50 of America’s largest school districts...
Do Healthy Lunches Improve Student Test Scores?
By: Melinda D. Anderson Source: The Atlantic  For more than a decade, standardized-test scores have been the dominant metric for measuring what public-school students know and are able to do. No Child Left Behind, the sweeping federal education law enacted in 2002, ushered in a...
Nike Improves Shoe Accessibility
By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Nike is taking steps toward increased accessibility with a new shoe designed to make it even easier for people with disabilities to slip their feet in and out. The athletic-wear giant said this week that it’s introducing a new...
‘To the parents of children who stare at my disabled daughter’
By: Valerie Strauss Source: The Washington Post Daniel Willingham is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. His research once centered on the brain basis of learning and memory, but for more than 15 years, he has...

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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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