RethinkFirst – Creating Treatment and Care Plan Standards for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jamie Pagliaro, EVP and Chief Learning Officer of RethinkFirst, a software and solutions provider in behavioral health that offers evidence-based treatment tools, training, and clinical support, discusses the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders and how it affects the entire family. He talks about Rethink’s Medical Necessity Assessment – the industry’s first-ever research-backed protocol that’s helping clinicians prescribe appropriate levels of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism. He also discusses closing the care gap for children with these developmental disparities in low-income zip codes.

Jamie Pagliaro is the EVP and Chief Learning Officer of RethinkFirst, and also a member of the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the New York City Autism Charter School, the first charter school for children with autism spectrum disorders in the state of New York. The program has received national recognition as a model for children with autism in the public school system. Earlier in his career, Jamie worked directly with individuals with disabilities in all stages of life across a variety of home and school settings. Jamie earned an MBA from Villanova University and a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University. He speaks nationally, serves on several professional advisory boards, and has authored numerous articles on the use of technology in special education.

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