Rethink Autism Highlights Web-Based Autism Treatment Platform at CARD Conference

Thursday, January 28, 2010 Press Release
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LAKE MARY, Fla., Jan. 27 Rethink Autism, a web-based curriculum platform for children with autism, will be represented at Florida's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) 17th Statewide Annual Autism Conference January 29-31. Rethink Autism is committed to helping CARD fulfill its mission of providing professionals and families in the autism community with cutting-edge treatment tools that are consistent with the leading research in the field of autism intervention.

"All of the parents I work with through our Center want to know how they can best interact with their children in a way that promotes their development and success," said Dr. Mae Barker, BCBA-D, Clinical Director of UF-Jacksonville CARD. "Many ABA-home programs suffer from the lack of parent training, which I am glad to see Rethink Autism addresses through the use of video modeling that clearly breaks down how to teach children skills."

The Rethink Autism platform offers a student-centered curriculum through 1,200+ video-based lesson steps that are consistent with applied behavior analysis (ABA). Endorsed by the US Surgeon General and the American Academy of Pediatrics, ABA is the only treatment for autism that has been consistently validated by independent scientific research.

"In Florida, more than 10,000 students under the age of 17 have been diagnosed with autism. Teachers, professionals, and parents struggle to ensure that these children have access to the most effective intervention available," said Jamie Pagliaro, Executive Vice President of Rethink Autism. "The Rethink Autism platform enables professionals, like those at CARD, to offer every child with autism an ABA-based education."

The online assessment tools offered by Rethink Autism can also assist professionals working with a child to formulate appropriate goals and objectives for that individual student. The system automatically tracks the individual student's progress, reformulates the curriculum based on mastery of skills, and allows teachers and parents to measure the treatment's effectiveness.

About the CARD 17th Statewide Annual Autism Conference

The purpose of the CARD 17th Statewide Annual Autism Conference is to provide information on state-of-the-art practices in areas that promote best practices in education, early intervention, and quality community-based lifestyles for individuals with autism, deaf-blindness, and related disabilities.

About Rethink Autism

Rethink Autism, Inc. seeks to ensure that every child on the autism spectrum has access to effective and affordable research-based treatment options by providing professionals, parents, and family members with the tools and information necessary to teach children with autism in a way that is easy to understand and apply. Rethink Autism was founded in 2007 and has its headquarters at 19 West 21st Street in New York City. For more information, go to

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Press Contact: Jamie Pagliaro, Executive Vice President Rethink Autism ph: (+1) 646-257-2919 ext. 205

SOURCE Rethink Autism, Inc.

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