HERMITAGE, Pa. — A partnership between OhanaLink Technologies and Potential Development in Youngstown, Ohio, will help the school for students with autism more more efficiently communicate within staff, parents, community resources and other stakeholders.
OhanaLink, a mobile technology company, announced the partnership Tuesday. Potential Development is a non-public charter school for children in preschool through high school who are on the autism spectrum.
“We are very gratified to be able to partner with Potential Development to help them directly communicate, collaborate and mentor children and adolescents who need their support with the development of our customizable app solution,” said Kara Wasser, founder and CEO of OhanaLink Technologies. “It’s always gratifying to work with a dedicated organization such as Potential Development to help support such an important cause.”
OhanaLink Technologies’ proprietary mobile technology, DirectConnect, was recently developed to allow businesses, agencies and organizations to custom design a cost-effective and branded smartphone app. DirectConnect is a customized mobile solution that helps a business or organization enhance communication, improve access to service and increase brand visibility to customers, clients, or other service providers.
“Over the past few months, we have been working with OhanaLink to tailor an application to enhance our efforts in providing better communication between parents and teachers, as well as our entire Potential Development team,” said Paul Garchar Jr., executive director of Potential Development.
Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board was a funder of the app project.
“We’re excited to support a local partnership between Potential Development and OhanaLink Technologies,” said Duane Piccirilli, executive director of the Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board. “We value the utilization of technology to help Potential Development leadership to better incorporate materials into the academic curriculum that will address students and their families’ mental health issues.”
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.