Building the ecosystem that empowers schools & providers to develop students with learning differences


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Who we are

Parallel is the developmental ecosystem designed for schools, providers and different thinkers. The place where educators and providers come together to help students with learning differences. We put understanding into action with custom-built, evidence-based services. Setting the foundation for different thinkers to do great things.

We believe every student deserves to see their differences as strengths. We celebrate each unique mind. Because we know we’re not just providing support, we’re helping students look toward the future with optimism. We’re not just a collection of services, we’re building a whole new way to approach care. One that prioritizes the student as the key stakeholder.

What our schools say

79+ districts and hundreds of five-star experiences

"The students themselves are walking out of their therapy sessions happy, which is great to see!"

Assistant Principal


“We are your biggest fans!”

SPED Director


"I hear from various staff that they are very impressed with your services. Thanks so much for your flexibility and working with us."

Supervisor of Special Education


"We are very happy with Parallel and the interaction that is happening between providers and the students. We were not sure what to expect as we used a different company in the past. Parallel is definitely a nice change and something I hope that we can continue to use."

Supervisor of Special Education


"This is the first time I have worked with Parallel Learning to fill ancillary staff positions in our school districts. My experience working with the team was great. They found quality Michigan-licensed therapists quickly."

Director of Special Education


"I have been sitting in on the virtual speech therapist sessions and she is amazing with the students! She is engaging, energetic, and very skilled in her therapy approach. The kids respond so well to her!!! I wish we could have her ALL week!!!"

Coordinator of Special Education Services


"It was great to have a staff member tell me they have never heard a student talk so much--those moments with students are the driving force :) "

Licensed Social Worker


Letter from Diana

As young as seven years old, I recognized I was not progressing at the pace of my fellow classmates. I vividly remember one of my peers proclaiming he had finished a Harry Potter novel as I struggled to read a picture book with just one simple sentence per page. This was just the first of many frustrating moments in the classroom growing up. Soon thereafter, I was diagnosed with severe Dyslexia and ADHD.

My parents worked tirelessly to get me the academic support that I needed. I was fortunate enough to have a team of personal cheerleaders helping me to build the skills and courage to overcome my challenges in the classroom. It was their encouragement and constant support that got me to where I am today. It was not until much later in life that I truly understood the significance of my learning difference and learned to advocate for myself.

I am one of the lucky ones.

In the United States, 1 in every 5 students struggle with a learning or thinking difference. Yet, support for these conditions today is confusing, expensive, fragmented and in many cases, inefficient. And that’s why we created Parallel.

On behalf of our team and the broader Parallel community, we welcome you to our family and the future of empowered learning.

Parallel leadership

Diana Heldfond
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Jordan Wright, Ph.D.
Chief Clinical Officer
Susan Liu
Chief Operations Officer
Kushal Patel
VP of Finance
Cem Varon
Chief Strategic Growth Officer
Sarah Finney
VP of Customer Success
Summer Allison
SVP Revenue
Anne-Sophie Martin
Chief of Staff

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