Total Health Engagement

Excited to be a first-time sponsor at the Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit in New Orleans this week. Glad we could be part of the solution for Total Health Engagement – helping employers build healthy workplace cultures that encourage all employees to be their best and most productive selves, at work and beyond.

For those of you attending, stop by Table 11 to learn how Rethink Benefits can help you address gaps in your medical benefits, while providing training and resources to help caregivers feel less stressed, more productive and engaged at work.

https://www.thrivesummit.com/

Program Opens Doors For Adults On The Spectrum

National advocacy group Autism Speaks estimates 500,000 teens with autism will reach adulthood over the next 10 years. Today, 90% of adults with the disorder that impairs communication and social interaction are unemployed or underemployed. Check out this great program in honor of neurodiversity week. Glad to see other options, in addition, to Rethink for supporting the neurodiverse community.

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Learn more about Neurodiversity Week:

https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/neurodiversity-celebration-week/

Learn more about Rethink’s Neurodiversity Inclusion Center:

https://go.rethinkfirst.com/NICOnePager

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Caregivers need care too. Living a healthy lifestyle may not be easy but can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes. Find the balance between work and play, the ups and downs of life, and physical and mental health while caring for your loved ones. Find a little time for yourself today. It’s all right to ask for help – break the stigma.

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may

Fastest Growing Developmental Disability

1 in 59 children have been diagnosed with ASD in the U.S. Check out the below video to see how autism is growing globally, the implications by 2025, and how Rethink can help your organization fill medical plan gaps and keep your employee caregivers with children with special needs engaged and productive. 

Transforming Autism

Check out this inspiring video where Dame Shirley discuses “Transforming Autism”.

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.

Review a blog post about her virtual online autism network:

Read about her fascinating memoirs in her book: Let IT Go

See her latest book that she worked on with Adam Feinstein:
Autism Works – A Guide to Successful Employment Across the Entire Spectrum

Visit her website to get more information on this incredible woman and what she has accomplished:

Today is World Down Syndrome Day!

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.

https://www.worlddownsyndromeday2.org/

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