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Rethink Autism Highlights Web-Based Autism Treatment Platform at CARD Conference

Video Model Shows Parents and Educators How to Teach Children Skills

LAKE MARY, Fla., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Rethink Autism, a web-based curriculum platform for children with autism, will be represented at Florida’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) 17th Statewide Annual Autism Conference January 29-31.

Rethink Autism is committed to helping CARD fulfill its mission of providing professionals and families in the autism community with cutting-edge treatment tools that are consistent with the leading research in the field of autism intervention.

“All of the parents I work with through our Center want to know how they can best interact with their children in a way that promotes their development and success,” said Dr. Mae Barker, BCBA-D, Clinical Director of UF-Jacksonville CARD. “Many ABA-home programs suffer from the lack of parent training, which I am glad to see Rethink Autism addresses through the use of video modeling that clearly breaks down how to teach children skills.”

The Rethink Autism platform offers a student-centered curriculum through 1,200+ video-based lesson steps that are consistent with applied behavior analysis (ABA). 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.

“In Florida, more than 10,000 students under the age of 17 have been diagnosed with autism. Teachers, professionals, and parents struggle to ensure that these children have access to the most effective intervention available,” said Jamie Pagliaro, Executive Vice President of Rethink Autism. “The Rethink Autism platform enables professionals, like those at CARD, to offer every child with autism an ABA-based education.”

The online assessment tools offered by Rethink Autism can also assist professionals working with a child to formulate appropriate goals and objectives for that individual student. The system automatically tracks the individual student’s progress, reformulates the curriculum based on mastery of skills, and allows teachers and parents to measure the treatment’s effectiveness.

About the CARD 17th Statewide Annual Autism Conference

The purpose of the CARD 17th Statewide Annual Autism Conference is to provide information on state-of-the-art practices in areas that promote best practices in education, early intervention, and quality community-based lifestyles for individuals with autism, deaf-blindness, and related disabilities.

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. For more information, go to

Press Contact:
Jamie Pagliaro, Executive Vice President
Rethink Autism
ph: (+1) 646-257-2919 ext. 205

The “Autism Community” is not the Autistic Community | The Autism Community was created by non-Autistic led organizations and includes mostly parents, professionals and their friends. 
Most of what the world know about Autism is sourced from the non-autistic “Autism Community.”


Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid. 

ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.

The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t workIn study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work. 

What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.

The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth. 

The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome. 

This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.

Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.

Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.

Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.

[Note: Autism is NOT a disease, but a neurodevelopmental difference and disability.]

Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.

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