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Down Syndrome Association of Southern Oregon (DSASO) Selects Project A, Inc. to Develop Reading About Me! (RAM) Program


The Reading About Me! system is a personalized reading program designed for beginning readers and people who are struggling with the traditional methods of reading instruction. The RAM online system will provide reading modules and interactive games that help make the program fun, interactive and engaging for learners.
 
"We have been proud supporters of the DSASO for years. When they approached me to help them take the RAM physical book system they developed and move it to the Web, I got very excited," explained Jim Teece, President & CEO of Project A. "I'm always looking for projects that are important and inspiring to our team, as well as the rest of the world. The Reading About Me! project fits the bill perfectly. We are honored to be selected as the development partner. The team is very excited to be working on it this summer."
 
“I am so thrilled we are in this phase with our reading program and feel we couldn't have a better group working on this for us”, shared Joyce Rogers, DSASO Reading About Me! Program Director.
 
"Education is one of the core passions of our company,” said Teece. "For example, our partnership with Open Door Networks has created one of the best-selling art education apps for the iPad. At a recent media event, Art Authority for iPad was heralded by Apple as one of seven "amazing" examples of iPad apps changing education. Education is evolving, and we are very proud to be a force in its future. Reading About Me! is another part of the evolution"
 
About Reading About Me!
 
Reading About Me! is a beginning reading program specifically designed to hold the interest of visual learners and can be used by parents, teachers or anyone interested in teaching learners of all ages and a multitude of differing abilities - Down syndrome, Autism or others - to read.  Reading About Me! was developed by the Down Syndrome Association of Southern Oregon (DSASO) in conjunction with Pat Oelwein, author of Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome  and co-author of Literacy Skill Development for Students with Special Learning Needs: A Strength-Based Approach, in order to provide individuals who have not typically been successful readers in school a chance to show that many can indeed successfully learn to read.
 
About the Down Syndrome Association of Southern Oregon
 
The Down Syndrome Association of Southern Oregon is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the means necessary to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. DSASO provides support and resources for persons with Down syndrome and their families. Additionally, DSASO seeks to provide the broader community with information and education to increase awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.
 
About Project A, Inc.
 
Project A was founded in 1990 by Jim Teece and Dena Matthews, a dynamic husband and wife team and moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1992. The 12 person company is known for its community commitment and world-class software development and support. Project A develops mission critical desktop and web based, departmental and enterprise database solutions, Global eCommerce solutions and mobile web and app solutions. Recently, Project A partnered with Open Door Networks to develop the critically acclaimed and award winning, best selling app, “Art Authority for iPad”.
 
Contacts
 
Project A - Jim Teece, President & CEO, jim@ProjectA.com, 541-227-8188
 
DSASO - Joyce Rogers, DSASO Reading About Me! Program Director, joyce@dsaso.org




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