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SKILLS Global Recognized by SIIA as Best Solution for Special Needs Students

08:06 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SKILLS Global, makers of Skills® for Autism, the comprehensive educational software tool for children with autism, was named the best Solution for Special Needs Students of 2017 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. CODiE Award recipients are the companies producing the most innovative Business and Education technology products across the country and around the world.

"The team here at SKILLS Global is grateful and excited to be a part of such a prestigious group of winners," said Eliana Ferreira, CEO of SKILLS Global. "We have seen that Skills® for Autism makes such a positive difference in the lives of families affected by autism around the world, and it is such an honor to be recognized for that impact and to join the ranks of other renowned leaders and innovators making a difference in the field of EdTech."

Skills® for Autism by SKILLS Global is a comprehensive online tool which helps educators, mental health clinicians and families to create and implement customized teaching plans for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is the fastest growing neurological disorder worldwide, affecting approximately 1 percent of the global population. Skills® for Autism is also the recipient of the 2016 Most Innovative New Technologies Product-International Gold Award from the Learning Technologies Awards, and the 2015 Gold ABBY Award for Innovations in Healthcare.

"SIIA's 2017 Education Technology CODiE Award winners were an amazing group this year, and demonstrated how these technologies are making an impact for students, faculty and administration," said Bridget Foster, senior vice president and managing director of the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA. "Each honoree deserves accolades and we are pleased to add our congratulations to all of this year's CODiE Award winners."

The winner announcement was made by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, during the annual Education Impact Symposium in San Francisco. 35 awards were given for products and services deployed specifically for education and learning professionals.

An SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor as each award winner was reviewed by educators and administrators, whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then reviewed the finalists and their votes were combined with the scores from the industry experts to select this year's CODiE Awards winners.

More information about the Awards is available at http://www.siia.net/codie.

Details about the winning products can be found at http://www.siia.net/codie/2017-Winners.

About the CODiE Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology's finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

About SKILLS Global, LLC

With two patents pending, SKILLS Global is the leading provider of software as a service solution for behavioral health. Founded in 2010, SKILLS provides web-based and mobile application software to school districts, managed care organizations, families and autism treatment providers worldwide. For more information about SKILLS Global and Skills® for Autism, visit skillsforautism.com.

SKILLS Global Media contact: Deirdre Wiley, 877.975.4559, D.Wiley@skillsglobal.com

SIIA Communications Contact: Allison Bostrom, 202.289.7442, abostrom@siia.net

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