At the heart of ColorsKit and its predecessors is the S.H.A.N.E.S.H method. S.H.A.N.E.S.H. stands for Synchronized Holistic Approach to Novel Education at Schools & Health Care. It is an innovative and interactive way to deliver autism intervention utilizing the applied behavior analysis (ABA) model of learning.
Rangam Technologies integrated its patent-pending touchscreen technology with expert advice to launch the kiosk-based Colors Program for early autism intervention. This program was later expanded in volume and scope to accommodate two other extremely important areas of autism management: early screening and early assessment. In 2011, the iLearnNEarn series of autism apps made its debut on Apple and Android stores, thus marking a significant milestone in the journey of S.H.A.N.E.S.H. The enormous success of iLearnNEarn on all major app stores led to the development of ColorsKit.
The team that pioneered the development of S.H.A.N.E.S.H. worked with Eden Autism Services, Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission (MRESC), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and other industry leaders.
An afterschool program was launched with the purpose of helping children constructively utilize their free time between 3 pm and 5 pm. Rangam Technologies developed web-based games incorporating S.H.A.N.E.S.H. characters before approaching some schools in NJ.
Guided by Rangam Technologies, four kids aged 7-13 started working on summer assignment to create animated characters whose goal was to establish peace, harmony and happiness in the universe. The kids gave shape to their imagination and created Luckal, Ningzy, Frosu and Comphoo, among a few other personalities that came to be known as S.H.A.N.E.S.H. characters. The Colors Academy in Raritan, New Jersey is where they reside.