Archived | Rethink First Acquires Whil, Creating the Most Comprehensive Behavioral Health, Mental Health and Well-Being Solution on the Market | Circa February 2, 2021 #NotAnAutisticAlly


[Note: Shared for #AutisticHistory archive purposes. This is NOT An Autistic Ally.]

Rethink First Acquires Whil, Creating the Most Comprehensive Behavioral Health, Mental Health and Well-Being Solution on the Market

Combined offerings are uniquely positioned to serve critical and growing global needs.

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Rethink First, a pioneer and market leader in behavioral and mental health technology, announced today it has acquired Whil, a leading digital provider of mindfulness, stress resilience, mental well-being and sustainable performance solutions. 

Rethink currently serves thousands of clients globally, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100 and many of the country’s largest public school systems and health plans. The Whil acquisition builds upon Rethink’s leadership position in providing clinically validated and science-based solutions to those in need of mental and behavioral health support.

“In today’s world, 1 in 6 children is working to overcome a developmental disability, and almost all children and their caregivers are facing stress and emotional pressure at levels that we’ve never seen before” said Daniel Etra, CEO and co-founder of Rethink First.

“In the workplace, adults are also facing a mental health crisis, with over 80% of Human Resource leaders saying that their employees’ mental well-being is their No. 1 concern. By combining the efforts of Rethink and Whil, we are uniquely positioned to provide critical behavioral health resources to everyone in need and to accelerate innovation in the industry.”

Whil, launched in 2014, provides enterprise solutions to more than 250 customers worldwide through its science-based training platform that leverages more than 300 evidence-based studies and more than 35 of the world’s leading MDs, Ph.D.s and Certified Experts. 

Whil CEO Joe Burton underscored the opportunity saying, “Rethink and Whil are the perfect combination for the growing global stress epidemic.

By combining Rethink’s expertise and clinically validated content in Applied Behavior Analysis, Social and Emotional Learning and Neurodiversity with Whil’s evidence-based approach in neuroscience, mindfulness, positive psychology and Adult Learning Theory, we’ll have an unmatched depth and breadth of digital well-being solutions for our clients.

We’re thrilled to be part of the Rethink family and to work together in developing solutions for employers, caregivers, educators and health plans. There’s no better way to make a living than by helping others.”

About Rethink

Rethink First is a global health technology company providing cloud-based treatment tools, training and clinical support to schools, employers, behavioral health professionals and payers. Rethink’s SaaS solutions are powered by proprietary, clinically validated content and best practices overseen by a renowned Scientific Advisory Board and include more than 2,000 evidenced-based training modules, extensive Social and Emotional Learning content and ground-breaking neurodiversity and inclusion training and education tools. Rethink is owned K1 Investment Management, LLC, a leading private equity firm focused on high-growth, enterprise software solutions.

About Whil

Whil is the leading digital training platform for mindfulness, stress resilience, mental well-being and sustainable performance for the enterprise. As a science-based training platform for professionals, Whil leverages more than 300 evidence-based studies and 35-plus of the world’s leading MDs, Ph.D.s and Certified Experts, with decades of experience in neuroscience, mindfulness, positive psychology and Adult Learning Theory. The platform features more than 3,500 video and audio sessions and more than 250 mini-courses to help users live healthier, happier and more engaged lives.

Contact:

Eric Masters


919.495.3944
290531@email4pr.com

Related Links

www.rethinkfirst.com 
www.whil.com 
www.k1capital.com



Note/Warning:

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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