Special Learning, Inc. Congratulates Step By Step Academy for Winning the 2011 Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Training & Education

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Step By Step Academy Inc, (SBSA), Special Learning’s partner, has been awarded the 2011 Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Training & Education by Groundwork Group.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 18, 2011 – Special Learning, Inc., an online autism solutions company that provides educational materials and services to individuals concerned with Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other special learning needs, extends its congratulations to Step By Step Academy Inc, (SBSA), a highly regarded Autism treatment center in Columbus, Ohio, and Special Learning’s partner,  for receiving the 2011 Nonprofit IT Creativity Award for Training & Education by Groundwork Group.

SBSA and Special Learning work tirelessly towards the advancement of research and information dissemination on Autism, ABA and special education issues to assist the training and education needs of individuals affected by Autism. In receiving the highly regarded 2011 IT Award for Training & Education, SBSA and Special Learning have strengthened their commitment to utilize technology to develop and deploy best of breed training for parents, educators, practitioners and any individual involved with such relevant concerns. The IT Creativity Award is given out to individuals or nonprofit organizations who innovatively utilize Information Technology (IT) to support their business functions to help them effectively and efficiently achieve the goals of their missions.

For their first IT Creativity event, Groundwork Group honored 11 central Ohio nonprofits out of the 200 nominations, representing a total of 78 nonprofit organizations across Ohio.  Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.

GroundWork group CEO John Hrusovsky said, “We wanted to create the Nonprofit IT Creativity Awards to honor nonprofits specifically …– we wanted to put that spotlight on excellent nonprofit organizations.”

About Special Learning (https://special-learning.com)

Special Learning is dedicated to becoming the global leader for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions by leveraging technology to offer every person diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) attain an abundant and fulfilling life. Through their comprehensive information and resource portal, Special Learning provides the global Autism community with a broad range of free products, tools and services. Their comprehensive product line includes ABA training & education products, iPhone Apps, web-based & downloadable tools, and professional services designed to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with Autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.

About Step by Step Academy (http://www.stepbystepacademy.org)

Step By Step Academy (SBSA) is a highly-regarded center-based, non-profit Autism treatment center located in Columbus, Ohio. Founded by Michele LaMarche, BCBA, SBSA delivers exceptional ABA therapies and services to meet the needs of the community. In addition to its Intensive Behavioral Intervention Treatment services, SBSA offers Assessment Services by a Psychologist or Licensed Social Workers, Parent Advocacy Services, Training and Workshops for parents and professionals, and Case Management and Counseling Services.

About Groundwork Group Organization (http://www.groundworkgroup.org/home)

GroundWork group is a Columbus-based nonprofit organization, with offices in Columbus, Ohio and Orange County, California.  The GroundWork group mission is to strengthen the impact of nonprofit organizations by enhancing their ability to manage their business operations and achieve their missions through sustainable and affordable information management, education and technology solutions.

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