1 On 1 Academic Tutors Walks the Walk in Serving Students with Autism

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Education services provider 1 On 1 Academic Tutors will show its support of families facing autism spectrum disorders by joining the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event on Saturday, April 23. The company provides free tutoring services that can help children with autism and other special needs make progress toward academic and social goals.

“Tutoring provides a mentoring relationship and opportunities for socialization that can be very valuable for children with autism who are working on social skill development.” - Dr. Kim Finger, COO, 1 On 1 Academic Tutors

Education services provider 1 On 1 Academic Tutors will show its support of families facing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) this week.

On Saturday, April 23, a team of 1 On 1 Academic Tutors employees and their families will participate in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks in Pasadena, California, with a goal to help raise awareness and funds for Autism Speaks.

As an education company providing resources and tutoring services to students of all ages, backgrounds and special education needs, 1 On 1 Academic Tutors understands that it has been a challenging year for many families of children with autism.

“With the California state budget crisis, many families dealing with ASD have found that the autism therapy services they previously received have been cut or eligibility has been restricted,” said David Moses Manshoory, CEO and Co-Founder of 1 On 1 Academic Tutors. “We want to show our support for these families and other organizations that are seeking solutions to help children on the spectrum and their families.”

1 On 1 Academic Tutors is also hoping to spread the word that their free tutoring services are available to students receiving special education assistance, including students with autism spectrum disorders. Although families may be losing access to some autism therapies, government-approved tutoring is still one valuable program that can help make a difference.

1 On 1 Academic Tutors has a track record of providing exceptional services to students who require special education assistance. In the 2010-2011 school year, one out of every seven students served by the company received special education assistance, and 13% of these were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. On average, these students made a 78% improvement on test scores as a result of their tutoring experience.

Jason Daniel Illoulian, Co-Founder of 1 On 1 Academic Tutors, said one key to teaching children with autism is having tutors who understand the educational needs of this unique group. “We recruit tutors with the education and experience to provide meaningful instruction to students with autism and other special needs,” he said.

Dr. Kim Finger, Chief Operating Officer of 1 On 1 Academic Tutors, has twenty years of experience in autism services and provides oversight for the company’s special education services.

“While one-on-one academic tutoring does not take the place of Applied Behavioral Analysis or other therapeutic interventions, it can still give children with autism a big boost in their schoolwork,” she said. “Tutoring also provides a mentoring relationship and opportunities for socialization that can be very valuable for children with autism who are working on social skill development.”

Eligibility for 1 On 1 Academic Tutors’ free tutoring is determined by local school districts. Families should check with their school to learn if they qualify for free tutoring through 1 On 1 Academic Tutors.

To join the 1 On 1 Academic Tutors team at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit the team page.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
1 On 1 Academic Tutors is a Los Angeles-based education company providing services to thousands of students in California through private in-home tutoring and after-school programs. For more information or to arrange media interviews, contact Sarah Blake at 703-407-7634 or sblake(at)1on1academictutors(dot)com. Find 1 On 1 Academic Tutors on facebook at http://www.fb.com/educationconversation and on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/1on1tutors.

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