December 21, 2012
This month, thousands of U.S. troops serving oversees received holiday cards thanks to the efforts of Operation Greeting, a program started by Jamie Turner, a North Georgia resident and operations manager at Ombudsman Educational Services.
Turner started Operation Greeting in 2009, and in just four short years the program reached its goal of sending 10,000 cards to U.S. troops. During the holiday season, students and staff from Educational Services of America (ESA) and its two divisions, Ombudsman and Spectrum Center Schools and Programs created handmade cards to show gratitude and support to servicemen and women who are away from their families during this special time of year.
November 02, 2012
The Atlantis Academy Coral Springs private school was recently recognized for its special education program, as it was named Education Provider of the Year by the Broward County Advisory Board for Individuals with Disabilities. Atlantis Academy, owned and operated by the Tennessee-based firm Educational Services of America, opened in 2003 with about 60 students and has since grown to more than 100 children in kindergarten through 12th grade, said Carla Nichols, the center's director.
September 24, 2012
For years, cloud computing has been helping local and state governments provide applications that are accessible from any device. School districts and education programs are also joining the movement — in some unexpected places. Education Services of America (ESA) – a private company that provides alternative education programs for students at-risk of dropping out and for special needs students – says it has partnered with 230 public school districts in 21 states to help 12,000 students each year.
June 30, 2012
The Spectrum Center's WorkAbility Program is a bridge between would-be employers and developmentally disabled young people who want to live, work and learn in mainstream society.
"We look for what they can do rather than what they can't do," said Spectrum Center vocational coordinator Ray Myslewski. The workers are paid minimum wage through grant money and work a few hours a week at first.
June 03, 2012
According to a recent study by Yale University, less than half of patients currently diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome will receive an autism diagnosis under the proposed new guidelines. I asked Mark Claypool, a fellow optimist who I turned to for reassurance, to talk about these changes might affect our kids.
May 10, 2012
Educational Services of America (ESA) is the winner of the 2012 Citrix Innovation Award, an international award recognizing visionary organizations that use Citrix technology solutions to drive innovation and simplify information technology.
May 09, 2012
Now in its seventh year, this prestigious award recognizes visionary customers who are using Citrix solutions for virtualization, networking and the cloud to drive innovation and IT simplicity.
April 13, 2012
Spectrum Center Schools and Programs will host the 2012 STAR Parent Conference and Resource Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Spectrum Center Tara Hills Campus in San Pablo, Calif. Families in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties who have young children on the autism spectrum are invited to attend and learn more about local services, treatment, advocacy and research.
April 08, 2012
Book’em has named its officers and board members for 2012.
November 21, 2011
Educational Services of America (ESA) has established a federally registered Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review proposed research studies involving ESA schools and programs.
The rigorous IRB review process for research projects conducted in association with ESA and its two strategic service divisions, Ombudsman Educational Services and Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, helps ensure all research is conducted in a manner that protects students, teachers, parents and public school district partners.