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NEUROPLASTICITY (CAN YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN CHANGE?)

Your child’s brain is highly plastic. It can grow and change drastically – in any capacity, at any age. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. “But autism is a

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Kick Start YOUR New Year!

New Year Commitments  Being a parent of a child with autism can be challenging at times to say the least. By the end of the year, you can feel burnt out, run down and ready for a break. The

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5 NEW Holiday Hiccups – and How to Prevent Them

Ah, the holidays. Special meals. Special family gatherings. And, of course, our special children! Now, if you’ve read my book, Autism Breakthrough, you may remember that, in

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What to Do When Potty Training Efforts Have Stalled

Potty training takes persistence and patience on the part of any parent, but this goes double for the parents of children challenged by autism and autism spectrum disorders. Your child may have

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Understanding the Difference Between Meltdowns & Tantrums

Tantrums and meltdowns are hard to understand, tough to prevent, and seemingly impossible to handle when they happen. Meltdowns and tantrums can look alike at first glance, especially when your

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Your Child has Autism, Now Where Do You Start?

It’s the diagnosis you were hoping against hope your child wouldn’t get: Autism. The period right after diagnosis can be a painful one for parents. You want your child to have a life

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A Special Message To You From Bears About Volunteers!

Dear Son-Rise Program Moms & Dads, Please read and share with your volunteers – this will inspire and reaffirm how working with your child with autism will also be life-changing for

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Fully Recovered From Autism: Jake’s Son-Rise Program Journey

Brian and his wife, Susan, came to the Autism Treatment Center of America® in 1998 to attend the Son-Rise Program Start-Up. Since Jake’s recovery in 2002 Brian and his wife joined the staff here

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Top 7 Autism Books We Recommend for the Entire Family

We have families reach out to us all the time looking for books or resources to really help them understand and ultimately find ways to better support their children with Autism. We have listed