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Autism Software Company Experiences Steady Growth


Columbia, SC -- As autism awareness month comes to a close, parents and educators in the autism community are continuing to push for better services, programs and treatments for their children. One company that is helping in their plight is South Carolina-based Accelerations Educational Software (AES), a software developer specializing in visual learning programs for children with autism and other related disorders.

Founded in 2000, AES has experienced consistent growth in recent years and is now impacting almost 1,000 school districts, 250 private schools and thousands of homes nationwide. The company also has its programs in several foreign markets.

“We’ve had success in getting our products in the hands of some children who need it, but still we have a long way to go,” said Karl Smith, founder of Accelerations Educational Software and a father of a child with autism.

“Our goal is to be in 9,000 school districts in the next 3 years, which will allow us to help more districts improve services on virtually the same educational dollar. Our mission is especially important with the decreased school budgets due to the recession.”

With a background in engineering and artificial intelligence, Smith originally developed the DT Trainer program as a way to help his own son learn more of what he needed to know at the time. After its initial success, he made the product available to school districts and families, helping additional children in the process. As a result, his company expanded and has been growing ever since.

Over ten years later, Smith now oversees ten employees and two products that impact well over 10,000 children with autism and another 20,000 with other special needs.

And with autism now affecting nearly 1 in 100 children, the solutions provided by Accelerations Educational Software are more relevant now than ever before.

“When we first started, autism was only 1 in 2,500,” said Smith. “Our growth is partially due to the unfortunate reality of a greater number of kids being diagnosed, which has increased the need for our products.”

Accelerations Educational Software provides its DT Trainer and Activity Trainer programs to both parents, educators and schools and delivers approximately ten times the amount of content for the cost as compared to other special education software on the market.

“Affordability is the key to having real impact on our community and not just more help for the rich,” noted Smith.

For more information, including free 30 day trails on both products, visit or call 803-233-0541.

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