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Rethink Autism Helps Families Celebrate Mother’s Day

NEW YORK, May 3, 2010 — How does a family touched with Autism celebrate Mother's Day? That question is pondered by more families than ever before. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently estimated that an average of 1 in 110 children in the United States have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Although children with autism can find it challenging to express their appreciation without guidance from a parent, teacher or caregiver, a family can still celebrate in small ways that will speak volumes to a mother's heart. Maybe it's a simple card or a child's artwork. If you are looking for ideas, one company that is offering help to families this Mother's Day is Rethink Autism (

In appreciation of mothers of children with autism, Rethink Autism has drawn from its library of video lessons to provide a free online video with a few tips on how to teach a child with autism to appreciate Mom by making a gift or even a meal (using a microwave).

Rethink Autism's curriculum spans the entire autism spectrum and covers a broad range of skills, including academic, language, social, motor, daily living, and behavior management. All video lessons are consistent with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methodology. Endorsed by the US Surgeon General and the American Academy of Pediatrics, ABA is the only treatment for autism that has been consistently validated by independent scientific research.

Parents are discovering that they can now easily apply the latest research to help their child learn at home. When using the Rethink Autism platform, a parent assesses the child by filling out a skills checklist, and the program then formulates an individualized ABA-based learning plan for the child. Each lesson plan includes several step-by-step videos that show ABA therapists working with a child with autism, so that parents know how to work with their children through very specific needs anytime and anywhere.

About Rethink Autism (
Rethink Autism, Inc. seeks to ensure that every child on the autism spectrum has access to effective and affordable research-based treatment options by providing professionals, parents, and family members with the tools and information necessary to teach children with autism in a way that is easy to understand and apply. Rethink Autism was founded in 2007 and has its headquarters at 19 West 21st Street in New York City.


Jamie Pagliaro, EVP
Rethink Autism, Inc.
ph: 646.257.2919 ext 205
email: Email

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