Try Saying “Yes” to Your Child

“Our children on the Autism Spectrum can be masters of telling us and showing us ‘No’. This can show up in a variety of different ways. For instance, perhaps they have a favorite game they like to play and tend to say no to the new game ideas you suggest. Maybe they say no to…
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5 Things You Can Do When You Feel Overwhelmed!

“Here at the Autism Treatment Center of America®, we truly understand that parents often feel overwhelmed with their everyday life, especially when having a child on the Autism Spectrum. As part of your Son-Rise Program training, you will hear us repeat the importance of your attitude, both in your daily life experiences as well as…
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Giving Thanks to our Children on the Autism Spectrum

“Last month, we held our latest Son-Rise Program Start-Up – our foundational E-Learning Training Course for parents and caregivers. Attending from seven different countries around the globe, these wonderful participants came together to help their beautiful children. The children were from the ages of 1-23, and the amazing people representing these children, turned to us…
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The Perfect Moment to Create a Son-Rise Program for your Child is Now

“Have you been wanting to create a Son-Rise Program for your child on the Autism spectrum, but at the same time, you keep waiting for the perfect moment to do it? Maybe you have been waiting… • To feel more energized and motivated to do the work? • For your spouse to be on the…
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We have the honor of helping parents from all around the world.

“We meet Mom’s and Dad’s from Africa, Singapore, Sweden, England, Saudi Arabia, all over the United States and the long list goes on! Even though each of these cultures and languages may be different, one common theme remains, the majority of our parents are feeling tired and they are pressuring themselves regularly. Pressuring themselves to…
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Inspiring Your Child To Form Clear Single Words

“In The Son-Rise Program®, we never give up on communication with our children. We passionately and joyfully persist in finding ways to help our children on the Autism Spectrum communicate. One of the first communication skills we work on with our sweet children is helping them verbally communicate what they want or don’t want, using…
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Help Your Highly Verbal Child Answer Personal Questions

“If you have a child or adult (on the Autism Spectrum) who is highly verbal and can answer questions about factual information (e.g ‘Where is the soccer ball?’ ‘Who is the girl wearing the red coat?’ ‘Which character is this in the book?’), but they seem to have a challenge answering personal questions (that require…
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Raising a child with Autism Persistence versus Perfection

“What is the most important quality for a parent who wants to help their child on the Autism Spectrum? “As a parent of a child with Autism: • Do you feel guilty when your child is having a tantrum or seems to be in pain but you don’t know what is causing it and how…
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What is the best learning environment for your child? Group setting with peers or a one-on-one setting with an adult?

“The answer to this question can vary hugely depending primarily on two factors: a) Your child’s ability to regulate themselves, process, and filter sensory input. b) What level your child is currently at in their social development. “Determining what is the best learning environment for your child will help you address any learning differences your…
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Laughing Helps Learning!

“What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear! “Other than adding some fun to life, does laughter help us in any other ways? Most importantly, will laughter help our children on the autism spectrum learn? The answer is … YES! Humor helps retain learning. “In The Son-Rise Program® playroom, we play…
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