SOMERSET, N.J., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At a recognition dinner held at the Pind Restaurant in Kingston, NJ, WebTeam Corporation CEO Nish Parikh publicly thanked educators, medical professionals, state leaders and members of the autism community for their collaborative contributions leading to the development and success of WebTeam's award-winning technology for autism management.
"We are deeply indebted to all of you for sharing your clinical expertise, research, and knowledge with WebTeam as we collaborate on the development of new technology tools for parents and educators in the autism community," commented Mr. Parikh, whose company was recently awarded the Verizon Powerful Answers Award at the 2014 International CES for its innovative solutions for managing autism utilizing mobile and wireless technology. "We have demonstrated the power of togetherness. Collectively, we are making a difference by helping those with autism lead more productive, independent lives."
Among the leaders recognized by WebTeam were:
- Mr. Dale Caldwell – CEO of the Village Charter School in Trenton and president of the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission (MRESC) – the largest shared service provider in the area of special education and autism, who, in 2006, introduced Mr. Parikh to the learning challenges faced by special needs students.
- Verizon Foundation – which provided a grant to fund the first pilot program utilizing WebTeam's patent pending technology at Eden Autism Services in Princeton.
- Eden Autism Services – a nationally recognized provider of science-based services to children and adults with autism through early intervention, 3 to 21 education, employment, adult residential, and consultative programs employing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
- Dr. Thomas McCool – past president of Eden Autism Services and a devout autism advocate
- ECLC of New Jersey – which offers lifelong services to more than 300 children at schools in Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, starting with education for children with special needs, ages 5-21, through jobs and day/evening programs for adults, including those with autism, Down Syndrome and Severe Learning and/or Language Disabilities.
- Michael Lewis, Ph.D. -- University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry; Director for the Study of Child Development Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, who collaborated with WebTeam in developing a groundbreaking screening tool which can help parents detect early indications of autism in children as young as 8 months.
- Easter Seals of NY – which, since 2012, has piloted WebTeam's S.H.A.N.E.S.H. Colors Program in its classrooms.
- Prof. Dr. Vidya Bhushan Gupta, MD -- a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at New York Medical College, New York; a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); and member of the Society for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.
- Ms. Dayci Chivukula -- Educator-Languages teacher in Thomas R. Grover Middle School and an Advisor for Special Need Education and Intervention
- Dr. Sunanda Gaur, MD -- Professor of Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the New Jersey Statewide Family Centered HIV Care Network; and Co-director of the South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI).
- Atam Dhawan, Ph.D. -- Distinguished Professor and Executive Director, Undergraduate Research and Innovation, New Jersey Institute of Technology (who heads an Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) where students are developing patent pending interactive toys to help autistic children).
- Kate Gladstone -- a handwriting expert and autism activist who serves on the Autism Society of America Program Committee and who has developed a program to teach individuals with autism how to read cursive writing. WebTeam collaborated with her to develop its Read Cursive app.
"With 1 in 49 children in NJ living with an autism spectrum disorder, we need a collaborative approach to tackle this challenge," commented Mr. Parikh. "WebTeam would like to honor all of those individuals and organizations that have selflessly given their time, talent and multiple resources to join us in finding innovative solutions for improving lives."
"It is our most humble pledge to the autism community to help us help you," Mr. Parikh said, emphasizing that WebTeam's work in areas of autism awareness and management will continue unabated until no family affected by the disorder is denied of their education and healthcare rights.
About WebTeam Corporation
WebTeam Corporation was incorporated in 2005 in New Jersey to design, develop, and promote technologies for education and distance learning and training. It began as a technology development subsidiary of Rangam Consultants Inc., a company specializing in professional staffing services.
WebTeam Corporation was founded at a time when autism intervention in the classroom was largely unstructured. Back in 2007 and the ensuing couple of years, WebTeam was busy experimenting with a few technologies to ascertain if teachers could benefit from using touchscreen kiosks in the classroom. The experimentation led to the development of S.H.A.N.E.S.H. Colors Program, which, together with the app-based iLearnNEarn program that was put to use in 2011, charted a new horizon in autism treatment by extending classroom intervention to homes and therapy centers globally. Since January 2012, WebTeam's autism apps have registered 1.2 million downloads across iTunes, Google Play, Nook and Kindle, while delivering 10,000 daily sessions on average.
At the 2014 International CES, WebTeam's innovative autism management technology received global recognition, when Verizon awarded the company $500,000 in its Powerful Answers Award Contest.
The company's mission is to increase the bandwidth of the educational bodies and service providers to accommodate the increasing demand of autism intervention along with helping children with ADHD, autism and Asperger's to improve their lives by making them independent.
Media Contact: Tim Sharp, WebTeam Corporation, 908 704 8843, firstname.lastname@example.org
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