Videos of Twin With Autism Show Dramatic Results From Treatment and Raise Awareness of Early Signs

April 5, 2010

NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire/ — Hundreds of thousands of children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but many are never diagnosed, never treated and their stories are never told. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated that an average of 1 in 110 children in the United States have an ASD.

Therefore, in honor of National Autism Awareness Month, Rethink Autism (http://www.rethinkautism.com/?utm_source=Press%2BRelease&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=Awareness) has released a short four-part video series to help raise awareness of autism among parents.

Through the powerful story of Trina McField, a mother who recognized early signs of autism in one of her twin boys, these videos educate viewers on how to spot the early signs of autism, highlighting the contrast in behavior between a child with autism and his typically developing twin brother. The videos also suggest evidenced-based treatment options available to parents and show the dramatic improvement in a two-year-old boy with autism after just five months of treatment at home.

Behind the video footage is an incredible story of a mother who perseveres through doubt and uncertainty to bring hope to and create a future for her son with autism. The story inspires and empowers parents to start early intervention treatment at home using an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)-based curriculum.

Recommended 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. Rethink Autism provides parents and teachers with a comprehensive ABA-based curriculum through 1200+ video-based teaching steps, parent and staff training modules, an assessment tool, and automated progress tracking features. Geared towards children with autism from point of diagnosis through early adolescence, the curriculum spans the entire autism spectrum and covers a broad range of skills, including academic, language, social, motor, daily living, and behavior management.

About Rethink Autism

Rethink Autism, Inc. (http://www.rethinkautism.com/?utm_source=Press%2BRelease&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=Awareness) 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 in New York City.

    Press Contact:

    Jamie Pagliaro, EVP
    Rethink Autism, Inc.
    ph: 646.257.2919 ext 205
    email: Jamie@rethinkautism.com

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SOURCE Rethink Autism, Inc.

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