CentralReach Expands PreK-12 Education Software Offering with Acquisition of LiftEd, … | New


Fort Lauderdale, Fla., June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CentralReachthe leading provider of autism and IDD healthcare software, today announced the acquisition of Raised, a cloud-based software that helps therapists, educators, and paraprofessionals in public, private, and charter K-12 schools measurably improve teaching and learning outcomes for students with dementia. autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and associated intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). As part of the acquisition, LiftEd founders Joanne Hill Powell, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Andrew Hill will join CentralReach in strategic roles within the Special Education Software Division of the company.

LiftEd allows program or Individualized Education Plan (IEP) teams to seamlessly manage the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)-based curriculum, record data, and access information about student progress. students, providing critical real-time information for making instructional decisions and behavioral interventions for students. LiftEd will be integrated with CentralReach’s Autism and IDD Care Platform™ for special education.

“Today, the challenge for teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and therapists is to demonstrate, in a data-driven way, that the decisions and programs used in the classroom positively impact each person’s progress. student in relation to the objectives of the IEP. Legacy solutions that attempt to solve this problem today are expensive, difficult to use, and require professionals to manually connect assessment data, IEP goals, and ABA programming through multiple, unintegrated point solutions, creating headaches. workflows and limiting outcomes for students. said CentralReach CEO Chris Sullens. “LiftEd’s purpose-built product, in combination with CentralReach’s digital assessment and curriculum solutions, enables educators to solve this challenge in a holistic, intuitive, and affordable way by integrating IEP goals directly into its app, aligning all programs and data collection with these goals, attributing performance to goals, and finally, updating progress against those goals in the school’s existing IEP system.With LiftEd, educators have a powerful tool that makes it easier for them to comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and create customizable reports and charts to visualize student progress and guide discussions with parents.

Sullens added, “In the short time that LiftEd has been in the market, Joanne and Andrew have transformed it from an idea into an innovative disruptor and I look forward to leveraging their expertise and our acquisitions and investments.” priors to create the most comprehensive, integrated and intuitive special education platform on the market. »

The opportunity to rapidly scale LiftEd is also shared by the company’s founders.

“At LiftEd, we’ve been focused on our mission to provide special education software that drives student success,” commented Dr. Powell. “So when Andrew and I saw how CentralReach’s mission aligned with ours, we knew it was the right company to help LiftEd enter its next phase of growth. We are excited to join CentralReach. and integrate LiftEd into more school partnerships supporting IEP implementation and student success inside and outside the classroom.

Including LiftEd, CentralReach has made ten acquisitions over the past four years to extend the functionality of its platform, including four aimed at creating the market-leading software platform in the kindergarten special education space. in 12th grade. In 2021, the company acquired the two leading autism assessments, the ABLLS-R and the AFLS, which are used in the delivery of therapies in all settings – home, school and supported employment – ​​to cover the full range of verbal and behavioral skills from the youngest learners through to adulthood, providing functional life skills depths that allow greater independence. In addition to the evaluation acquisitions, CentralReach has acquired ABA Tools, one of the only digital flashcard applications on the market, and will integrate it directly into the company’s ABA CR Elements digital curriculum solution, which was a product of its 2020 acquisition of Precision Acceleration. Assets. By integrating these products more tightly over time, CentralReach will create a truly unique and differentiated platform aimed at disrupting the special education software market, solidifying its leadership position in the Category Care Software for Autism and IDD.

For more information about CentralReach, visit www.centralreach.com. Additional information about LiftEd is available at www.theliftedapp.com.

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About CentralReach

CentralReach is the leading provider of Autism and IDD support software, providing the only comprehensive, end-to-end software and services platform that helps children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder ( ASD) and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) – and those who serve them – unlock their potential, perform better and lead more independent lives. With its roots in applied behavior analysis, the company is revolutionizing the way the lifelong autism and IDD care journey is enabled at home, school, and work with powerful solutions and intuitive solutions specially designed for each care environment.

Trusted by over 125,000 professionals worldwide, CentralReach is committed to continuous product advancement, industry-leading industry expertise, world-class customer satisfaction, and support from the autism and IDD community. to propel autism and IDD care into a new era of excellence. For more information, please visit CentralReach.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


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