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National Leader on Autism Joins Rethink Leadership Team

Dr. Patricia Wright will serve as Vice President of Professional Services

NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Rethink, an education technology company that puts cutting-edge tools to support students with special needs in the hands of educators and parents, announced that Dr. Patricia Wright, former national director of autism services at Easter Seals, will join the organization as Vice President of Professional Services this week.

"Dr. Wright has unparalleled passion for, and experience in, finding innovative solutions to support individuals with disabilities," said Jamie Pagliaro, Chief Learning Officer of Rethink. "We are delighted to have her join our team, and to be able to share knowledge and expertise with our partner districts and families who rely on Rethink to support their student's progress."

Dr. Wright will lead Rethink's Professional Services Group, which works with school district leaders and educators to fully utilize the program to measure and improve student outcomes.

"I am thrilled to be joining an organization that shares my mission for ensuring that all students with autism are able to reach their greatest potential," says Dr. Wright. "Rethink brings together the best of technology and research to ensure that families and schools can deliver effective interventions to every child. I look forward to working with dedicated educators across the country."

Previously, Dr. Wright led the autism programs for Easter Seals, one of the nation's largest providers of services for individuals with autism, and worked with affiliates around the country to design and enhance autism services.  Dr. Wright has served on Rethink's Scientific Advisory Board and the executive committee for the Friends of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Wright joins Rethink as the company expands partnerships with school districts around the country to support their inclusive education efforts through professional and parent facing tools, as well as engaging student activities.  Rethink launched its Student Activity Center, a new student interface that provides computer-based activities aligned with Rethink's curriculum, reporting, and progress monitoring tools. Rethink is the first special education performance management system to integrate all of the key components of a successful special education program—curriculum, staff training, and data tracking—into one platform.

Rethink is an award-winning research-based program model for supporting students with disabilities in specialized through fully included settings. Our dynamic online solution includes a comprehensive video-based curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards, job-embedded professional development and parent training modules, individualized assessment tools, behavior intervention planning and an IEP Builder – all developed by nationally recognized experts in the field. We also offer data-based reports for school and district leaders to automatically monitor progress with LRE Goals, and a proven implementation support model guided by our team of seasoned educators.

Media Contact: Jenna Talbot