Easterseals West Georgia partners with Clay to provide behavioral support and training for their teaching staff

Clay is announcing a new partnership with Easterseals West Georgia, providing support to their community.

Clay, a virtual behavioral health solution designed specifically to support young children, today announced its partnership with Easterseals West Georgia, a leading organization for people with disabilities in Georgia. Clay is the first virtual behavioral health platform integrating with early childhood centers that serve children with special needs and comes at a critical time as the mental health crisis has deeply effected teachers and children.

This partnership acknowledges the important role and responsibility organizations have in turning the tides on the mental health crisis.

Easterseals is leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through life-changing disability and community services. It has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.The mission of Easterseals West Georgia is to provide quality services which enable individuals with disabilities or special needs and their families to achieve their maximum potential.

  Our staff are so excited to partner with Clay! Providing specific training and strategies for working with children with challenging behaviors empowers them to be stronger teachers. The Clay staff have been so easy to work with and we look forward to our staff and families utilizing the program to the fullest.  .

– Lakisha Taylor

President & CEO of Easterseals West Georgia

This November, Clay will serve as the behavioral health partner to the Easterseals West Georgia community (students, parents, teachers), with comprehensive behavioral health services including developmental and behavioral screening for early identification, personalized strategies, and behavioral support to drive better outcomes both at home and in the classroom, and proactive training for teachers around behavioral health.

 Clay is ecstatic to join forces with Easterseals West Georgia in their mission to unleash the full potential of individuals with disabilities and their families. We’re proud to support the life-changing work of the incredible teachers, staff, and families at this center, who are making a real difference in their community.

– Lee Rotenberg

CEO and cofounder of Clay

About the team

Founded by repeat technology entrepreneurs Lee Rotenberg, Alex Schinasi and Omri Mendellevich, Clay is joined by a team of best-in-class clinicians with decades of experience at leading institutions such as Boston Children’s Hospital,  NYU Langone and the Family Institute at Northwestern. They are backed by healthcare thought leaders like Jonathan Bush of Athenahealth & Zus, Mark Frank of Sondermind and Scott Flanders of eHealth.

About the Product

Clay’s product allows for schools and their families to access a behavioral care team on demand when behavioral concerns arise. Their proprietary technology automatically assigns age-appropriate developmental & behavioral screeners, scores results and creates meaningful behavioral health assessments with care navigation on what to do next and evidence-based strategies to address the concern. The platform also powers teacher groups and parent groups moderated by behavioral coaches for immediate support.

The Clay app allows educators and families to keep a pulse of children’s behavioral and developmental challenges and to enable points of intervention when needed.

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