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TechXtend Education Solutions Partner with RoboKind to Bring Social-Emotional Learning to Students with Autism

The IT solutions provider signs a reseller agreement with the maker of the socially advanced robot Milo

EATONTOWN, N.J., April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TechXtend, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTG), a leading education solutions provider that focuses on a core portfolio of impact technologies in the areas of assistive technology for ASD learners, character development, curriculum development, school safety, STEM and other educational hardware and software products, announced today an agreement with RoboKind. Under this agreement, TechXtend will bring RoboKind products and services to North America, and has been named the exclusive partner for the New Jersey K–12 market and surrounding states.

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/EIN News/ -- Working closely with the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) community, RoboKind has developed Milo, a facially expressive, social robot. Along with the accompanying robots4autism curriculum, Milo has proven the ability to engage learners with ASD more than 80% of the time as opposed to the 3-5% effectiveness with humans. This creates an unprecedented opportunity for students on the spectrum to learn to self-regulate, how to greet people appropriately, and how to navigate social interactions. Milo’s friendly demeanor and patience encourages learners with ASD to step out of their comfort zone, and gives them courage to interact with others.

“It is our mission to offer life-changing solutions to schools and districts to help support their students with ASD,” said Dr. Greg Firn, the Chief Operating Officer of RoboKind. “We look forward to working with the excellent team at TechXtend to positively impact the lives of students in New Jersey and beyond.”

“I am extremely excited to announce this partnership with RoboKind,” said Kevin Askew, Vice President and General Manager of TechXtend. “Their dedication to opening and creating pathways for learning for children of all ages is to be commended. Through Milo and the robots4autism curriculum, students with ASD all over the country are making great strides in social and emotional awareness. We look forward to working with Dr. Firn and the rest of the team to increase awareness of the robots4autism and robots4STEM solutions in the K–12 community.”

ABOUT TECHXTEND 
TechXtend is a leading IT solutions provider. Our education division is focused on technology that empowers, impacts and protects. Our core portfolio is built on a range of impact technologies that make a difference in people’s lives. Our solutions address and help solve issues in the areas of Safety & Security, Social & Emotional Learning, Character Development, Restorative Justice, Curriculum Development, Assistive Technology and STEM. TechXtend is a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTG). For additional information, visit http://www.techxtend.com, or call +1.800.599.4388, or +1.732.389.8950. In Canada, call +1.888.423.2700. Follow us on Twitter (@TechXtendEDU), Facebook and LinkedIn.

ABOUT ROBOKIND
RoboKind is a Dallas-based company whose mission is to create cost-effective and inclusive education for all. Working closely with the ASD community, RoboKind has developed robots4autism and Milo, the most advanced, facially expressive humanoid robot, who has proven effectiveness in engaging learners with ASD at 80% as opposed to the 3% for traditional therapy. Milo never gets tired, never gets frustrated, and is always consistent, which is important when teaching through repetition. His friendly demeanor and patience encourages learners with ASD to step out of their shell and gives them the courage to interact with their environment.

The team behind robots4autism is constantly refining the curriculum through feedback from families and practitioners. RoboKind is dedicated to opening and creating pathways for all ages and groups so they can thrive in the real world through cost-effective means. To learn more, please visit RoboKind.com and follow Milo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robokind or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Robokind/

Media Contact (TechXtend, Inc.)
Media Relations
media@waysidetechnology.com 

Media Contact (RoboKind)
Jacob Hanson
PR with Panache!
Jacob@prwithpanache.com
(970) 560-0856

TechXtend, Inc. is a registered trademark of TechXtend in the US and other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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