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3C Institute CEO and Stories in Motion Featured in Article about Special Education Tools

Dr. Melissa DeRosier, 3C Institute CEO and founder, and Stories in Motion, 3C’s online social-emotional learning game for 3rd-5th graders with autism funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, were featured in a 1776 article titled “Gaps in the Special Ed Market and the Innovators Who Are Filling Them.”

The article was written by Jessica Berlinski, Chief Impact Officer of 3C Institute partner Personalized Learning Games, and focuses on the efforts of SBIR grantees to address the needs of special education students through innovative technologies.

Dr. DeRosier is quoted as saying:

“As part of our R&D we work hand in hand with all our stakeholders—educators, students and parents. It isn’t enough to have a great idea…if it isn’t affordable to educators, if it isn’t practical to use in the constraints of a genuine education setting (e.g., limited time with students) and if it doesn’t support educators in meeting the outlined goals of the IEP (including substantial data collection and accountability requirements), it’s unlikely to be used.”

Stories in Motion is scheduled for release later this year and will be available through Personalized Learning Games.

1776 is a global incubator and seed fund that helps startups in education, health, transportations, smart cities, and  energy and sustainability transform the lives of millions of people.

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