In honor of women’s history month, we wanted to pay tribute
to Dame Stephanie Shirley, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and mom of a son with
autism. She is a visionary woman who has been supporting autism spectrum
disorders research and charities for years, with her latest initiative to help
individuals with autism become employed.
Down Syndrome affects approximately 400,000 families in the United States alone, where each year, one in 700 babies in the United States is born with Down Syndrome. Today is a day to promote awareness, educate others, and encourage those with Down Syndrome to participate in daily activities so they can live a full life and play a vital role in their community. Show your support and incorporate blue and yellow in your day and spread the word using #WDSD19.
Proud to have been selected to present a session at 19th Annual Employee Healthcare Conference in San Diego this week where our Vice President Mike Civello and our client Oracle will be discussing “Stepping Outside the Health Plan to Support Developmental Disabilities.” Stop by our booth #41 to hear about our latest caregiver and employer solutions.
“Before using Rethink, my child was not responding well in
a social setting with other adults or children his age. Rethink taught my
family how to approach/teach my child. It made him adapting to a school setting
so much better within a few months. He still has lots to learn, and with more
material added to Rethink continuously, we will be using it non-stop. If my
employer didn’t offer this, I would have been lost, upset and stressed out.” –
Amber, Rethink User
Help us raise awareness about the inclusion of people with
developmental disabilities in education, employment and community living by
sharing stories about people with and without disabilities living alongside
each other. For more ideas, check out: https://nacdd.org/ddam/
People with autism have underlying talents that more employers should tap into. Rethink’s Neurodiversity Inclusion Center can also be a great addition in helping train staff to better understand, adapt and accommodate individuals with cognitive variances.