Rethink Autism: revolutionary web resource
We love it when we come across a service or product that is so obvious that it should exist but hasn’t, until now.
Rethink Autism is one of those businesses.
With one in 150 babies expected to be born with autism this year, I’m sure each one of us knows a family with a child on the autism spectrum. We sure do, and the recurring theme that is echoed by these families is that the only effective treatment for autism is intensive treatment and the bottlenecks parents continuously face are 1) access to effective treatment, and 2) its financial cost.
That’s where Rethink Autism comes in. It meets the immediate needs of autism families.
Rethink Autism provides parents and professionals with immediate access to effective and affordable treatment tools and they do this with a web-based program centered around hundreds of dynamic instructional videos of best practice teaching interactions, and step-by-step training modules. The site’s innovative assessment tools help parents and professionals design individualized programming to meet each child’s learning goals, while state-of-the-art data-tracking systems allow users to track the learner’s progress.
Rethink Autism’s methods and resources are based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and their Senior Clinical Advisor, Dr. Bridget Taylor, personally reviews each of the lessons and training videos accompanying the curriculum, ensuring clinical integrity and the portrayal of research-based teaching strategies.
And lastly, in terms of cost, while ABA is the best known method for treating children with autism, practitioners and schools cannot always bring ABA to each and every child who might benefit from it. For approximately the cost of a single hour of individual therapy by a certified professional, Rethink Autism offers its monthly subscribers access to the resources necessary to begin working with a child immediately.
Parents need to know that Rethink Autism is an available resource. Please help spread the word.