What You Should Know:
– CentralReach, a leading provider of Autism and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) software, announced the acquisition of SILAS, a company specializing in social and emotional learning (SEL) and behavior solutions for PreK-12 education.
– By combining SILAS’s expertise in SEL and behavior with CentralReach’s existing strengths in Autism and IDD support, the company is well-positioned to empower schools and educators in nurturing well-rounded and successful students.
Addressing a Growing Need
Research highlights the dual benefits of combining academic and social-emotional learning. Effective SEL programs not only improve academic achievement but also equip students with crucial skills for emotional well-being and positive relationships. While investment in SEL programs is rising, schools often struggle to find effective and easy-to-implement solutions.
The acquisition integrates SILAS’s research-backed SEL curriculum and behavior support tools into CentralReach’s existing suite, which includes tools for IEP management, data collection, and professional development. This combined offering empowers educators to address the academic, social, and emotional needs of every student. SILAS currently impacts 35,000 students across 40 New Jersey school districts. Its gamified features and engaging approach exceed expectations, accelerating student understanding and outcomes.
“I’m very proud of the solution we’ve built and the impact that we’ve made on our customers’ programs,” said Chris Dudick, CEO of SILAS. “I chose to partner with CentralReach because of their strong, mission-driven culture and the vast amount of resources, expertise and talent they bring, which will enable us to take the product to new levels and unlock even more potential within the schools that we serve. I look forward to helping the CentralReach team integrate and expand the reach of SILAS’s SEL and executive functioning programs in both the education and ABA provider markets and am particularly excited about adding this curricula as a tool for caregivers through CentralReach’s caregiver-focused application, CR Care Coordinator.”