ExceptionALLY Wins Competitive Grant to Support Special Education


We are proud to announce that ExceptionALLY is one of 15 ed tech companies awarded funding through the NewSchools Ignite Special Education Challenge. This grant helps us continue the work of developing impactful support tools for parents of children with special needs.

At ExceptionALLY, we help parents navigate the complex world of special education in order to give their children a quality education. Our first parent solution gives parents a more informed position in the IEP process, and thus, improves collaboration and communication. Here are comments from our customers:

“This tool gives the parent a voice.”

[The school team was] speaking in a lingo I don’t fully understand. With ExceptionALLY, I was able to interject.

I am…emailing the [ExceptionALLY report]…to the principal.

“While it may sound obvious that students with disabilities need additional support, few ed tech tools exist to support this diverse group of students,” said Tonika Cheek Clayton, Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund. “We believe ed tech tools have the potential to address many critical needs in special education. That’s why NewSchools Ignite is proud to invest in ExceptionALLY to develop engaging tools to reimagine special education learning.”

NewSchools makes grants – through NewSchools Ignite – to support ed tech innovation and to mobilize companies who can tackle the biggest problems in education today.

ExceptionALLY is one of 15 ed tech innovations that received grants through the NewSchools Ignite Special Education Challenge. Other grant winners are:

  • BeeLine Reader
  • Branching Minds
  • Education Modified
  • Enuma
  • ExceptionALLY
  • Goalbook
  • InnovateEDU
  • iTherapy
  • Kinems
  • LiftEd
  • Nearpod
  • PhET
  • Timocco
  • VocaliD
  • Zyrobotics

NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit that finds, funds and supports promising and innovative education entrepreneurs, teams of educators and education leaders. We couldn’t be more excited to work with such a supportive and amazing organization.

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