AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Being Playful Can be a Goal

“As parents and caregivers of children on the autism spectrum, there are literally hundreds of goals we could focus on right? IEP goals, speech goals, PT and OT goals, self-help goals, academic goals… the list goes on. It might sometimes feel like we could spend a lifetime working on all these goals and never be…
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KINDNESS KORNER #7: KINDNESS IS … ACCEPTING EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.

“Hello, wonderful Autism parent/caregiver!   “We at the Autism Treatment Center of America know that you, as a parent/caregiver of someone on the autism spectrum, often experience situations where your child does something you do not understand. In fact, I may have just described what could be your regular, daily experience.   “Having an attitude…
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Did you know?

“Did you know that when your child is stimming, they are doing the best they can to take care of themselves at that moment? “It is extremely challenging for an Autistic person to process sensory input and take in the many aspects of the world around them… “Stimming – what we call isming in The…
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Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child on the Autism Spectrum?

“Anxiety is extremely prevalent among children and teenagers in our world today. More than ever before, do we hear of such a huge proportion of our young people experiencing immense levels of anxiety on a daily basis… Although this subject might seem very complex, the solution can be a lot more simple than we realize.…
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Use Face Paints to Draw Attention to You and Encourage Interaction

“Here are three ways that you can use face paints to encourage more interaction with your child on the Autism Spectrum. 1) “Become your child’s favorite animal or character! Does your child love Spiderman, Pikachu, or Tigers? Try painting your face to look like their favorite character before you spend time with your child. As…
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Kindness Korner #6: Kindness Memes to Inspire Your Child to Spread the Love!

“Welcome to our next Autism Treatment Center Kindness Korner post! “One of the most powerful ways to encourage our children on the Autism Spectrum to learn and grow is offering our ideas or activities with fun and playfulness. “Fun and play is our children’s way! “The world can be challenging for your child on the…
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Aggressive Behavior is not a symptom of your child’s Autism

“You might have heard that aggressive behavior can be a symptom of Autism, but the truth is that the educational method and approach used with your child, might have a lot more to do with your child’s tantrums and their intense behaviors than their Autism per se.   “Our children and adults on the Autism…
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The Parent – The Pillar of the Son-Rise Program

“One of The Son-Rise Program Principles taught by the Autism Treatment Center of America is that the Parent is the child’s best resource. No one knows the child or adult on the Autism Spectrum better than the parent, no professional or teacher, and no one loves the child in a more unconditional way than the…
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The Importance of Being Curious About our Children’s Experience

“One of the guiding principles we teach in The Son-Rise Program® is for the parent or caregiver to ‘Seek to Understand’ their child on the Autism Spectrum. Having the intention to become more curious about the experience and behaviors of our children (and adults) on the spectrum, has been a game-changer for many parents and…
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Taking it One Step at a Time

“Will my child ever reach their goals? “How many months, years, etc., will my child need therapy? “How will I ever accomplish it all… get through the day, week, month, or year? “These are just some of the questions we hear that come up for parents and caregivers in our work with families affected by…
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