Intellivance was founded by three people with vision to change the world for all learners. Our originating inventor Don Ariel developed Intellivance’s initial learning tools after searching for effective ways to teach math to his daughter, who learned differently than the way she was being taught in school, by leveraging her natural abilities. Another founder Deborah Quackenbush’s younger brother, now an adult, was born with Down’s syndrome. Deborah has direct personal understanding of the challenges a family faces helping their loved ones thrive with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD). She had a vision of how this tech could help others with IDD to discover a pathway to self-sufficiency and life of reward. Our third founder Vinny Dappio was studying the positive impact learning and composing music had on people with mood disorders. He had a vison for a new kind of music therapy in a new and gathering market.
Together, Don, Deborah, and Vinny envisioned building a toolset that could not only improve a learner’s proficiency at math, but also improve their ability to memorize and recall math, science, and engineering facts, as well as understand music.
The Intellivance team has conceived, built, and tested dozens of tools, media, apps, and products to experiment with our platform in the way users will. We have learned that locked inside every child that learns differently is something truly special to all of humanity. We have discovered that by providing innovations for those with unique needs, we can provide benefits to everyone. We are just getting started and math is just the beginning. A novel approach to learning is on the horizon, and we are eager to significantly boost the potential of all learners and learning environments.