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NSECDIS is the recipient of the ADS Beacon Award for Savviness

“What does it mean to be savvy? It’s about problem solving, innovation, process, and planning. The ADS Beacon Award recipient in Savviness embraces new technologies — from Sage and Microsoft — using them in their daily activities. These clients are sharp, adaptable, and quick learners. We are thrilled to work with them to help make their organizations as effective as possible in their mission.” - Derek Sullivan, VP

NSECDIS Halifax Location


We are excited to announce that the recipient of the ADS Beacon Award for Savviness is Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services (NSECDIS), which offers support to children affected by (or at-risk for) cognitive delays. Operating in eight regions across Nova Scotia, NSECDIS offers diverse resources and services — at no charge — to improve the lives of families and children, ensuring every child is given an opportunity to succeed.

NSECDIS believes that every child has the potential to grow and flourish.

Branching Out

NSECDIS knew there was a need for specialized services for children throughout Nova Scotia living with a cognitive challenge. To help families, and to streamline the delivery of their programs, NSECDIS consolidated seven of their regional branches together under one operation. By using Sage CRM and IT technologies, we were able to help them restructure operations to provide families access to their services, regardless of location. To ensure all of their needs were accounted for, this change required immense planning and organization, and an adaptable attitude. ADS is proud to have supported NSECDIS along their path to inclusiveness.

Nova Scotia Early Intervention Program Sites

Above and Beyond

NSECDIS has demonstrated savviness in their field by responding to the needs of children, families, and communities. Using smart technologies has helped them provide an essential service to Nova Scotians from all walks of life. The technologies they use will only help them expand further to improve the lives of Nova Scotians, from Halifax to Antigonish, and everywhere in between.

“It is amazing when you see that your customers are able to do such great things for their community — with our help. Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services has been an ADS client for many years, using our Sage and Microsoft solutions. It is definitely rewarding to see our partnerships and technologies really help people.”

- Calvin O’Driscoll, ADS Management

NSECDIS - Strait Region staff get ready to change the world, one child at a time.

A Special Place in our Hearts

NSECDIS is an ambitious community leader that fosters education, social skills, and inclusion. Take a look at their Facebook page to see the amazing opportunities NSECDIS offers Nova Scotian children and families. Learn more about programs here, or make a donation to help deliver these services to even more families who need them.

“With our NSECDIS services growing province-wide, expanded communications and an effective data management system have been key to improving our program’s efficiency and our timely reach to children and families in need of early childhood intervention services in Nova Scotia. We are so touched to receive this award and truly appreciate the recognition from the team at ADS.”  Patricia Monaghan, NSECDIS

ADS is proud to work with such a savvy organization that not only saw a smart solution to a challenge, but more importantly saw a better future for Nova Scotians. Inclusion and education are foundational to childhood development, and we are so happy to partner with a business that provides these services.

From all of us here at ADS, we applaud NSECDIS for their great work and want to congratulate them on receiving our ADS Beacon Award in Savviness!


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