Rethink Named to the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies for 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For over 32 years, Inc. has been welcoming America's fastest growing companies into a very exclusive club, but this year the club became more exclusive than ever before. Simply to make it into the Inc. 500 this year, a company had to grow more than 918 percent from the start of 2010.

Rethink grew over 1,950% and secured the 232nd spot in the Inc. 500 joining an impressive group of companies that include leaders such as: Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Oracle, Living Social and other powerhouses.

Rethink's growth is due to a unique new on-line approach to special education that provides both professional educators and parents with breakthrough tools and information to help children with autism and other special needs move away from high-touch and high-cost one-on-one interaction, to more inclusive environments like normal classroom settings with their peers. "We are thrilled with our rapid growth, but more important is the impact we are having in the special education market. And now that both healthcare companies and employer groups can offer our best practice tools as an employee benefit, families who are struggling with a special needs child can get the immediate help that they so desperately need," said Daniel Etra, CEO of Rethink.

Rethink's online software and curriculum has won numerous awards including: CODIE Awards, Best In Class Interactive Media Awards, Best In Class Curriculum Awards, and multiple American Business Awards. "We are very honored to have been added to the Inc. 500, but there is still a lot of work to be done," says Jamie Pagliaro, Rethink's Chief Learning Officer. "One percent of the children in America are being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Teachers, care givers, and especially parents are struggling to find solutions that work. For parents to be able to get access to these tools through their health plan or benefits program at work can really impact quality of life for these families."

About Rethink

Located in New York City, Rethink is America's leading provider of research-based online solutions and resources for healthcare companies, corporations, professional educators and parents. Rethink's clinical best-practice tools are backed by an Advisory Board that consists of leaders in the field, and help children reach their full potential and improving the quality of their life and their families. Learn more at www.rethinkfirst.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Steve Brazell Hitman, Inc. | (212) 300.6012Source: Rethink