TREVOSE, Pa., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarity Service Group—a provider of applied behavior analysis, special education, behavioral consulting and therapeutic staffing services—announced today its name change to Epic Developmental Services (EDS) in an effort to better align with its parent company, Dallas-based Epic Health Services, which acquired Clarity in March.
"The name change better represents the company's role as a part of the Epic family and our continuum of care," said Epic President and CEO Chris Roussos.
Based in Trevose, Pennsylvania, EDS works with approximately 320 children across an array of developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. These services take place in schools and homes throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia.
"Epic has opened up the line to clinic-based research," said Kathleen Bailey Stengel, vice president of EDS and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. "We now have the resources to increase our level of services and conduct research in the areas of developmental services."
With the backing of its parent company Epic Health Services, EDS—a recent recipient of the Distinguished Award from the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, which honors exceptional special needs providers—is poised for even greater growth opportunities.
"We're looking to launch the EDS program model in Texas in Q1, 2016," said Diane McCullom, Epic Health Services senior vice president of clinical operations. "We consider it a privilege to be able to take this level of service to those who need it in Texas and eventually beyond."
About Epic Developmental Services
With a growing need for effective special education services across the country, Epic Developmental Services (EDS), formerly Clarity Service Group, has networked with some of the strongest accredited universities in the nation to recruit highly qualified special education professionals and paraprofessionals. EDS specializes in providing qualified staffing solutions to school districts, government agencies and private clients. These staffing solutions include highly qualified Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Licensed Behavior Consultants, Certified Special Education Teachers, Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT), Para Professionals, School Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and School Nurses. First established in 1998 as Clarity Service Group, EDS has grown to become one of the largest providers in their market through our focus on quality end results. EDS achieves this through implementing the most effective and empirically driven best practices in the fields of Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. EDS is a part of the Epic Health Services family of companies and provides services in six states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Texas, delivering on the mission to provide children with the strategies and skills necessary to maximize their individual potential, achieve meaningful outcomes, and reach their goals to the greatest extent possible. For more information, please visit www.epicdevelopmentalservices.com.
About Epic Health Services
Epic Health Services was founded in 2001 and has since become the leading national provider of pediatric skilled nursing, therapy and autism services, as well as a spectrum of adult home health care services. Most recently, Epic joined with Option 1 Healthcare Solutions and Medco Medical Supply to provide life-sustaining nutritional therapy and high-quality enteral therapy services, respiratory equipment and incontinence products, as well as specialty pharmacy, diabetic, urological, ostomy and wound care supplies and products. Success in health care requires the delivery of exceptional care that meets the needs of patients, families, payers, regulatory agencies and society. By maintaining a focus on quality care, extraordinary customer service and compliance, Epic continues to grow its pediatric continuum to serve even more patients across the United States. For further information, please visit www.epichealthservices.com.
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