Joining Creates the Bond You May Be Looking for

“When our children on the Autism Spectrum are stimming/isming (doing repetitious, self-stimulating behaviors,) they are showing us that their world is unpredictable and their brain is on overload. They ism as a way to create order in their lives. During these times, they need to go inwards to soothe and calm themselves in this erratic…
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Either DO WHAT YOU LOVE (if you can) or choose to LOVE WHAT YOU DO.

“If you ‘choose’ (and that is the important word) to wear a mask to protect yourself and others, then do it with joy, celebration, and gratitude. Let’s go to that word ‘choose.’ Some situations (actually, many) are thrust into our lives…unexpectedly and, often, without an invitation (like the Coronavirus pandemic). However, how we choose (ah,…
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Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child On The Autism Spectrum?

“There are many ways that parents and caregivers can help when their children seem to be experiencing anxiety. “Here are some loving and gentle ways to help your loved ones: • Anxiety is a sign that our children are experiencing stress in their daily life. A powerful way to help reduce their stress levels (and…
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Here are some fun ideas to do with your children while celebrating the end of the year and the Holidays!

“Using 12 blank pieces of paper or individual cards, write down the fun activities below on each card: Write Holiday Cards for your neighbors or stuffed animals. Learn how to sing a new Holiday song. Go on a nature walk and pick different fun things (twigs, pine cones, acorns, rocks, seeds, etc) – then make…
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Energy, Excitement, and Enthusiasm – Why it Matters!

“In The Son-Rise Program®, we use an incredibly simple, yet extremely powerful technique with our children on the Autism Spectrum. We call it “The 3 E’s” (Energy, Excitement, and Enthusiasm.) “Using The 3 E’s has many benefits for you and your child: 1) It is a way to express to your child that you enjoy…
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My honey, RELATIONSHIPS, and THE HOLIDAYS:

“What does this photo of my honey (Samahria) have to do with relationships and the holidays? EVERYTHING! 1) Riding our beloved black BMW R 69S (a classic) was our way to be close. and feel the road, and be part of the landscape and the sky, mile after mile…through quiet country routes, over steep mountain passes, and…
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Hello, 2022!

“New Year is a momentous event for everyone … as the first day of the year it signifies fresh inspiration, a new start and a time to refresh all that is important to us. The world as a whole engages in the excitement and inspiration of new beginnings! “With the collective wave of inspiration and…
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What Son-Rise Program Perspective Can We Use To Make ALL Of Our Relationships EASIER?!

“Nobody said relationships were easy, right? Moreover, nobody said that our lives were going to be easy, right? Such as, COVID-19 and all of its repercussions currently influencing our circumstances, our welfare, and the ones we love… “Some things are happening outside of ourselves that we can have an impact on but we cannot necessarily…
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Increase Your Child’s Interactive Attention Span with Slapstick Humor

“Slapstick Humor: What is it? When Tom chases Jerry and falls down a hole. When Cookie Monster munches all the cookies and say ‘nom nom nom nom’, when Sneezy the Dwarf has a HUGE SNEEZE coming and then lets it out. When Mr. Bean falls on the floor coughing and spluttering in the perfume department…
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A Few Reasons Why The Son-Rise Program® Focuses on Fun First!

1.) “Your child wants to have fun just like other children do! Children on the Autism spectrum may first need to calm and soothe themselves in the face of a fast-paced, unpredictable world, but they will always show you when they are ready to play! 2.) “When you act silly and prioritize having fun you…
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