Corporate Excellence 2019

188 CORPORATE VISION / Global Excellence 2019 , Dec18097 6 CORPORATE VIS ON / Issue 10 2019 Educate, Inform and Empower Special Learning is the leading global provider of Autismand Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions. Recently, the company’s CEO, Karen Chung found success in CV’s Corporate Excellence Awards 2019 as theMost Influential Female CEO of the Year 2019 - Education Technology. On the back of this win, we profiled the firmand spoke with Karenwho provided us with a detailed insight into the services they deliver to their clients. Established in 2010, Special Learning’s mission is to provide every person in the world with Autism an opportunity to achieve their highest level of independence so that they can live happy, productive and fulfilling lives. Since their inception, Special Learning has been providing the highest quality training, education and services to educate, inform, and empower parents and professionals who provide education and therapy to nearly 100 million people in the world with Autism. As a technology company, the firm provides access to the world’s most powerful Autism intervention, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to people living in underserved communities around the globe. Using digital and virtual technology, the firm breaks down barriers by providing education, knowledge, professional services and access to experts in ABA to parents desperately seeking solutions to help their children with Autism or other special needs learn the skills they need to achieve independence. As a passionate advocate for parents, educators and providers in the Global Autism Ecosystem, Karen says the following: “As a company whose mission is to support the global Autism community, we know that there are 4 individual elements required to achieve success: Training and education, educational curriculum and materials, professional services, and access to experts. In Special Learning, we offer all the elements under one umbrella. We offer easy access to hundreds of highest quality video- based professional development trainings on ABA and other evidence-based interventions. We supplement our training and certification programs with over 500+ curriculum and education¬al materials. Our virtual services provide parents, educators and professionals, regardless of what country in which they reside, access to the required resources to create, implement and maintain ABA education and therapy programs. In short, we help parents become their child’s Autism therapist.” Working behind the scenes to ensure that the organization’s mission is upheld are the dedicated and passionate team of talented individuals who form the backbone of Special Learning. When discussing the company culture, Karen is excited to highlight the significant role the team plays in the overall success of the organization. “The Special Learning team plays a pivotal role in achieving the organization’s mission. As a leader, I believe that every single member of the team is vital to accomplishing what I have set forth for Special Learning to attain. We are comprised of individuals who are located all over the globe, but we are also bound by the same commitment to uphold the organization’s mission of positively impacting the lives of every person affected by Autism Spectrum Dis¬order and other developmental disabilities across the world. This collective individual passion and the team’s strong foundation in ethics are the key factors which sets Special Learning apart from our competitors.” Looking ahead to what the future holds, Karen signs off by revealing their exciting plans for rapid global expansion and new, highly innovative solutions which holds the key to transforming the way ABA services are delivered. “Currently, the global autism ecosystem and the field of Applied Behavior Analysis has yet to leverage advancements in technology to help individuals with autism and other special needs achieve a higher level of independence. Going forward, our upcoming technology initiatives, which includes mixed reality and machine learning projects, will soon enable every person in the world to access the appropriate education, therapy