Helping employers support employees with kids who have developmental disabilities.

“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

Rethink Provides Tools to Help Charter Mother Meet Parenting Challenges

“My child is non-verbal. Family members didn’t know how to approach him or talk to him because he would get very upset and scream. Rethink had materials and lessons that I had my family implement. They are now able to talk to him and touch him without him screaming.

Before using Rethink, my child was not respond­ing in a social setting well with other adults or children his age. Rethink taught my family how to approach and teach my child. It made him going and 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.

It has helped tremendously in my life and my child’s. I have told other employees about this program. If my employ­er didn’t offer this, I would have been lost, upset and stressed out.”

 

—Amber T., Charter Parent and Rethink User

Rethink Provides Tools to Help Oracle Father Meet Parenting Challenges

“I was drawn to the Rethink program as a resource for ideas on how to best address my son’s needs and new methods for helping him focus his attention. Max has been diagnosed with ADHD and has a lot of problems paying attention and focusing on tasks, as well as keeping his hands to himself.

I think the videos and lesson plans are extreme­ly helpful for parents to understand how best to focus their child’s attention. By working through many of the lessons with my son, we have been able to learn techniques and methods of communication that play best to his strengths and needs. The results have re­ally paid off in his behavior in school.”

 

— Thomas L., Oracle Parent and Rethink User

 

Client Highlights

“To put it simply, parents/caregivers who have a child with a developmental disability are facing challenges that the traditional medical system cannot solve for.  Rethink fills a gap by providing additional support that we want to offer to our employees.”

– Steve Winter, Director of Global Benefits, Amazon

 

“I can’t think of hardly any benefits we’ve ever added to our suite that got so much attention and so many letters to our president thanking him for bringing this on and what a difference it was going to make in their lives.”

 

“Any vendor can make the numbers work to prove some sort of ROI.  At Costco, we are extremely selective with choosing our vendors and look deeper than ROI calculators to truly understand what services are going to provide the most impact to our Associates.  Rethink was a no-brainer.”

– Donna Sexton, Director of Benefits, Costco Wholesale

 

“Our goal at Virginia Mason is to provide the best benefit products that we can to fill the needs of our team members. Rethink addresses a vital need for an easily overlooked portion of our families. We believe that by providing this support to the families we will see improved presenteeism and reduce individual team member stress. Implementation of the program was painless, efficient and cost-effective!”-

– Tom Cranney, Director Staff Safety, Wellness & Benefits, Virginia Mason Medical Centers

 

“Prior to the Rethink program, we had 2 FTEs each spending up to 10 hours per week on escalations related to the coverage gaps for behavioral therapy interventions.  As a result of Rethink’s 24/7 Board Certified Behavior Analyst based support system, the escalations to our benefits team have fallen to zero.  We are able to do our jobs more effectively and these FTEs are able to drive our culture of wellness.”

– Shannon Daly, Global Director of Benefits, VMware

 

“When you think about productivity and employees being able to bring their whole selves to work that’s where we see the return on investment. We invest in people when it comes to benefits, and then we see it tenfold.”

– Sarah Lacuna, Global Benefits Leader, Intuit

 

Lowe’s Parent: How one parent is overcoming challenges with home and school life.

We started using the Rethink program in 2016 because we were really struggling with both home and school life. One of our biggest challenges was keeping Christopher organized and getting him to finish tasks. Rethink has played an important role in helping us better understand how to help Christopher with specific challenges, and he is making noticeable progress.

I think every parent with a special needs child struggles to balance work and home life, and sometimes you just need to feel that there is help and support and that someone really cares about your child.

Rethink is a great resource for every parent with a special needs child. I’m so glad Lowe’s provides this benefit it lets me know that they care about special needs children.

Christopher has always been creative and independent, but the Rethink program is helping him to grow in other ways, and I feel I can finally get the help I need to ensure he reaches his full potential.”

 

 

User Highlights

“Rethink provided us with additional resources and materials along with webinars and conference calls regarding our son’s speech delay issues and how to improve his condition. He has shown amazing growth, and his speech has also improved. Cognizant providing us with programs like Rethink clearly indicates how focused it is on its employees’ overall development on the personal front, as well.

-Abhishek J.  Cognizant Parent, Rethink User

“My child is non-verbal. Family members didn’t know how approach him or how to talk to him because he would get very upset and scream. Rethink had materials and lessons that I showed them and had them implement. They are now able to talk to him and touch him without him screaming. It has help tremendously in my life and my child’s. I have told other employees about this program to better educate people who may not understand autism. I have also shared this with other employees who have children with autism. If my employer didn’t offer this, I would have been lost, upset and stressed out.

Amber T.  Charter Communications Parent, Rethink User

“Before using Rethink, my son’s challenges included maintaining attention during our homework sessions. As a parent, this is frustrating as we are not in the classroom environment, but with Rethink parent resources, I was able to cater to his interests and keep his attention. The resources are endless. Not everyone has a teaching degree, and even if we did some, children need different aids to learn. Rethink makes it easy to follow different forms of teaching according to your child’s responses. It’s an amazing resource. It should be advertised as part of the perks and benefits in the company.

 Bethshaimarie T. The Home Depot Parent, Rethink User

 

“At the beginning, we knew so little about everything, but after the first consultation session, I was hooked. We are learning so much from our great coach, Kim Smalley. Now the teachers and therapists often compliment us about our autism knowledge that we learned from Kim. Rethink lessened so much pressure at home and made me concentrate more on my job. It is one of the great benefits that keep me staying with my employer.

Jian FIntuit Parent, Rethink User

“My son is very friendly, and he loves to learn. He has a hard time adjusting to new environments. It makes it hard for him to focus. I’ve had numerous child care workers express that he has a learning disability. I’ve used Rethink for tips on helping him to focus, in addition to the children’s activities. It helped me feel more useful as a first-time parent of a school age child. I was struggling to help my son adjust to a new school environment. I felt like I was failing him as a parent. Rethink empowered me with a new approach to my son’s issue. As a parent, it’s helpful to have the resources to help make the best decisions for our children. All employers should offer this program.

Bridget M. The Home Depot Parent, Rethink User

 “I was very interested in extra resources to help guide us with some behavior issues. It makes me very appreciative that my employer values this resource and recognizes this as something families really need.

Christine K.  Nordstrom Parent, Rethink User

“Our child is a twice exceptional child. He has learning disabilities but is gifted. He falls through the cracks in a public school setting, even with parent advocacy. We were given some great tools to implement in helping with anxiety and social situations. This program was so helpful to us just in validation that we knew our child best, what was right for him, and that we weren’t wrong in thinking our child needed some help not only educationally, but emotionally. It was a relief to talk to someone who understood our struggles and had a plethora of suggestions of things to try that were actually helpful. We have met so many families through social media looking for answers. If this type of service was offered to them, parents who suspect an issue would be able to get help and use interventions much earlier. By offering this program, Comcast has shown that the company values the well-being of the families of its employees and supports them.

James H.  Comcast Parent, Rethink User

 

 

Rethink Benefits Highlights

Accenture

“I think it’s a great resource and benefit for parents of children with behavioral challenges. It would not necessarily be right for every employee (e.g., single, no kids), but is useful for those who fit the demographic.”

“Our daughter has Down syndrome and is developing her language skills more slowly than her typical peers. We are having success with flash cards and I like the possibilities that exist with the various printable materials on the site.”

Activision Blizzard

“You can work at your own pace and set specific goals you want to focus on. If you ever run into an issue you need help with, you can easily set up a phone appointment. The videos are key as well.”  

Amazon

“Since I’ve been using rethink it has helped my two boys tremendously. Their reading wasn’t the best but since we’ve begun the rethink program it has been a great help. I am forever grateful for us guys.”

It’s a valuable resource because it had a variety of learning material for kids in different age groups and with different learning disabilities.”  

“ this program has given my boys the confidence to be successful in their reading and communication when they are faced with a problem they don’t understand.”

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