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Asking Questions

This week at The Son-Rise Program Intensive we have a 10 year old boy with Autism and his family blessing us with their company. This boy is so much fun! He is lively , high spirited and loves to

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Tantrums, Take Two

Last week I wrote: “My role is not to stop my child from tantruming, it is to show them that it is not an effective way of communicating“ Were you able to really think this way when

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Tantrums

Tantrums, Meltdowns, Wig-Outs, Episodes, Fits, Whining, Whinging, Crying – so many words to describe one event. Here at The Autism Treatment Center of America we have many useful and

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Autism

This week at The autism Treatment Center of America we have the sweetest 9 year old boy here. He loves Disney characters, and rolling on our therapy balls. He does all sorts of flips off them,

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Son-Rise Program Start Up

Last week at The Autism Treatment Center of America we had 90 people come to learn how to start a Son-Rise Program. It was filled with mothers and fathers, uncles and aunts and professionals, all

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No Distractions

I had the opportunity to play with the most gorgeous 6 year old boy from Scotland this morning in The Son-Rise Program Intensive. This boy was incredibly exclusive to begin with, busily arranging

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Honoring Our Staff

From Bears (Barry Neil Kaufman/Co-Founder/Son-Rise Program. I wanted to share with you an all staff email I just wrote to our staff….who just go above and beyond, all year, to be loving and

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Eye Contact.

Most children and adults on the Autism Spectrum have challenges looking at people. I have also noticed that a lot of adults who are not on the Autism Spectrum also have challenges looking at