LAKELAND, FL (June 29, 2021) –The Achievement Academy Birth to Three programs and
Milestones Intervention Services (MIS), a subsidiary of RC Enterprise (RCE), have partnered to provide enhanced early intervention to children diagnosed with or are at heightened risk for developmental delays through a landmark new teletherapy program.
As a part of the pilot program, MIS donated new technology to Achievement Academy’s Early Intervention Specialists that will be used to assess and provide feedback on MIS’s newly developed teletherapy platform. This platform provides multiple features to make remote therapy provision easier for providers and families and increase access to necessary therapy services. In a joint statement, RCE CEO Stephen Rossiter and Dr. Wendy Bradshaw, the MIS co-founders, said, “We are delighted to partner with Achievement Academy to enhance their ability to achieve our shared goal of helping children and families in need of special services.”
Kristin Aiken, President, and CEO of Achievement Academy added, “Our goal is to provide every child with the services and skills that will help them achieve their highest personal potential. We are excited to partner with the MIS team to increase our capacity to serve this community.”
On average, Birth to Three, a United Way of Central Florida-funded program, provides services to more than 150 children each year. Achievement Academy’s Early Interventionists will utilize the MIS platform to expand their service area and work more efficiently, providing intervention services and coaching for children diagnosed with or at risk for developmental delays.
Group Photo – MIS and AA:
Pictured Left to Right: Stephen Rossiter, Dr. Wendy Bradshaw, Becky Jacklin, Kristin Aiken
MIS provided laptops and monitors to the Achievement Academy Birth to Three teams for use in the pilot program.
About the Achievement Academy
The Achievement Academy serves children from birth through age five with various developmental delays and disabilities. The Achievement Academy offers two programs, each provided at no cost to the child or family. The Birth to Three Program provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers who are “at-risk” for developmental delays and/or have been identified with a specific delay. Professional Early Interventionists serve these children and their families. The ESE Charter Pre-School offers specialized instruction by certified teachers; small class sizes; individual speech, occupational and physical therapies; and assistive technologies that enable each student to reach his or her full potential at one of the Achievement Academy’s three campus locations (Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Bartow).