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1 in 6 kids have a life-long diagnosed developmental disability (like autism or ADD), and their caregivers struggle to balance work and life. As a result, caregivers experience 2.4x higher rates of stress and anxiety, poorer physical health, and 4x the medical expenses.

Rethink Benefits is the first and only global solution providing Fortune 100 companies and public sector, government and non-profit organizations with training and support for employees caring for a loved one with a developmental disability or undiagnosed challenges with learning, behavior or socialization. We offer caregivers 24/7 virtual teleconsultations with expert behavioral clinicians and online evidence-based training and resources they need to teach their loved one skills, address problem behaviors, collaborate with the school and clinicians, and navigate today’s complex environment.

Rethink also recently launched the Neurodiversity Inclusion Center, offering e-learning modules and a clinical support system to train HR and management about the neurodiverse community.


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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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