NASHVILLE, Tenn.Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Mark Claypool, president and CEO of ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education, the nation’s leading provider of behavior therapy and alternative and special education for children and young adults, will participate in a panel discussion during the BMO Capital Markets Back to School Education Conference.

The panel, titled “When the Public/District is Your Customer,” will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 4:00 p.m. ET and will explore the use of public-private partnerships in education.

Claypool, a frequent speaker about the value of public-private partnerships in education and behavioral learning, co-authored a book in 2015 titled We’re in This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk Education. He is also co-writing a second book examining the discord between special education practice and the growing discipline of Applied Behavior Analysis for children who have autism spectrum and related disorders.

Founded in 2000, the annual Back to School Education Conference is the largest and longest-running institutional investor conference focused exclusively on the education sector, and draws more than 800 participants representing 250 global education companies, institutional investors and other industry participants.

ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education, formerly Educational Services of America (ESA), is the nation’s leading provider of behavior therapy and alternative and special education programs for children and young adults. ChanceLight offers children and young people the opportunity to create successful, independent futures by providing behavioral and educational supports to help them reach their full potential. ChanceLight works with more than 13,500 clients and students each day across its three divisions. They are: Early Autism Project, which provides behavior therapy to children who have an autism spectrum or related disorder; Ombudsman Educational Services, which partners with more than 120 school districts to provide alternative education programs to students who have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out; and Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, which partners with more than 115 school districts to operate schools and programs.

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