NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelify Solutions (www.accelify.com) announced today the launch of a new webinar series intended for special education professionals to build knowledge, gain expertise, and share best practices in special education. Each webinar will feature policy experts, industry leaders, and educators with experience implementing best practices in special education. Webinars are free and will occur monthly.
"The field of special education is constantly in flux as it responds to policy changes, new research, and technological advancement," explained Accelify CEO, Alex Brecher. "Accelify's network of educators and industry experts has a wealth of knowledge to offer the special education community. We are so excited for the opportunity to engage the community in important conversations about how we can more effectively serve students with disabilities," he continued.
The first webinar in the series, "PreK, Policy, and Prevention: How High Quality PreK Can Have a Profound Impact on the Lives of Students with Disabilities," will occur on Thursday, February 18th at 3pm ET and will feature Dr. Robert Pasternack, Accelify's Chief Academic Officer and former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S Department of Education.
Registration is open and free to all. Interested parties can register here: https://accelify.wishpond.com/prek-policy-prevention/
During the 1-hour webinar, Dr. Pasternack will discuss the need for high quality PreK programs and explore the profound impact such programming can have on the lives of students with disabilities. He will also review effective PreK program models, discuss specific provisions in ESSA for effective PreK delivery, and dive into research on how PreK has been effective at preventing inappropriate referrals into special education.
"Providing all children access to high quality, evidence-based PreK is one of the most powerful ways this country can change trajectories from risk to resilience," said Dr. Pasternack. "PreK is key to reducing inappropriate referrals to special education by providing high quality early childhood experiences. I am honored to have the opportunity to share strategies and evidence-based practices with other educators and members of the learning community for promoting high quality early education for children and their families. PreK promises the best return on investment for any money spent in education."
About Accelify Solutions, LLC
Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles, Accelify Solutions, LLC provides enterprise level solutions and decision support tools for special education management. Our systems provide unprecedented visibility into district operations to create program efficiencies and productivity gains at all levels of district administration, ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, reduce program costs, and maximize federal funding through our proven Medicaid consulting practice.
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