Asking for Help

“When you have a child who is on the Autism Spectrum, a child who is different and requires more focus than the typical child might, a wonderful way to get support is to ask for help. Have you noticed how we are discouraged from asking for help? We are taught throughout our lives that we…
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“Will my child ever overcome their autism diagnosis?”

We often hear the question “Will my child ever overcome their autism diagnosis?” from parents that we work with. We totally understand a parent’s desire to want to know that everything will be OK for their child, wanting to make sure that their child on the autism spectrum, can have a chance at having a…
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The Son-Rise Program® Approach to Wearing Masks

MASKS!!! They come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes, and colors. Love them or hate them, as long as this pandemic continues (and perhaps for the rest of our lives in some way, shape, or form), we all need to wear them. Masks are very much here in our lives and the lives of…
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Special Message To All You Amazing Moms and Dads (caregivers)!

We are almost a whole year into the pandemic! And even with all the restrictions in place, our culture is still pushing for us to accomplish more, create more, and to better ourselves. We MUST eat healthier foods, we SHOULD exercise more, we HAVE TO be kinder, MORE flexible, etc. At the Autism Treatment Center of America®, home of The Son-Rise Program®, we have worked…
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A Letter From a Long Time Son-Rise Program Mum to All of You!

You are just the person with whom I so want to connect.  I have a now 27 year old son, Sean, on the Autism Spectrum, and like you, have been on a very long and winding road with this wonderfully special child of mine. I have long wanted to help put together a program for…
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How to Deepen Your Connection with Your Child

Over the past 35 years, many parents have shared with us, that there can be times they feel disconnected from their children with Autism. They want to find a way to reach them in these moments, and often don’t know-how. We understand how much you love, and want the best for your child, so here’s…
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Believe that you can…Because you can!

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein “This morning, while my family and I were getting ready for the day, my younger daughter who is 6 years old, came into the kitchen and asked me to fix her hair…
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Putting the Fun Back into Toileting

If you are interested in toilet training your child on the Autism spectrum or are revisiting this topic after taking a break, I’m going to share some ideas with you to send you down the path toward toilet training success! For many of us, we have been told for years that all things to do…
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Spring Time Games

It’s Spring Time at the Autism Treatment Center of America® Here are some game ideas you can use to have fun with your child: Game # 1: Butterfly Tickles Get a colorful scarf or a colorful piece of fabric. Drape it over your back and shoulders. Pretend to be a butterfly as you flap your…
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3 Important Son-Rise Program® Beliefs

1. Autism is a social relational challenge. This is a fundamental belief to hold if you are currently running a Son-Rise Program or are interested in learning more about this approach. It is thought by many, that Autism is a behavioral disorder. Autism can also be referred to as a learning disorder, a language deficit,…
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