Thriving business adds staff and moves to bigger offices
CARY, NC (January 27, 2009) – 3-C Institute for Social Development (ISD) announces the award of over $3 million dollars in new grants, a major expansion of its operations and accompanying move to new offices.
3-C ISD is a research company that creates scientifically validated intervention and assessment tools for parents and professionals who wish to help children build positive peer relations and develop social coping skills. Much of the research is directed at helping address significant societal problems such as school violence, bullying, and social deficits of children and adolescents.
Most of the new funding was awarded by the National Institutes of Health in the form of SBIR grants and contracts. The funds support a broad range of cutting edge research and technology development efforts such as:
- Creating school-based programs that will help reduce behavioral health disparities among Hispanic and African-American youth by sharing stories of their respective cultural heritages.
- Developing a web-based networking site that will provide online access to training, educational, and career development programs for research professionals in the child and adolescent mental health intervention and services markets.
- Developing and testing a social skills training curriculum specifically for children with high functioning autism (HFA) disorders.
In addition, several new staff members were hired to support the new business. New hires continue to be made in the research, software engineering and graphic design divisions.
To accommodate the growth in research and development projects, 3C-ISD has moved into newly renovated offices. In addition to more than doubling their previous square footage, 3-C ISD has outfitted the new space with ‘green’ technology enhancements including lights controlled by motion sensors, water saving fixtures in the restrooms, wireless connectivity, smart boards and a high efficiency HVAC system.
“We’re very excited about our growth and what these new grants mean,” said Dr. Melissa DeRosier, President of 3-C ISD. “We are expanding our use of technology to teach life skills, addressing the rapidly growing population of children diagnosed with autism, and reaching previously underserved populations.”