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How do we address the seemingly immeasurable list of things to do when parenting a child on the autism spectrum?

“From therapies to special diets, doctors’ appointments, sleepless nights, cooking, cleaning, keeping your child safe, researching, finding time for your other children… “Can anyone relate??? ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.’ – Lao Tzu “We take one step at a time and trust that whatever we get done at that moment…
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The Importance of Putting Yourself First

Self Care for Autism Parents “When you are feeling tired, stressed, and overwhelmed, it’s challenging to be the parent you strive to be. Why? Overwhelm takes up a lot of your energy and can leave you utterly exhausted. From this perspective, it’s certainly not as easy to access the loving, resourceful, creative parent inside you…
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Say “Ahhh”: The Dreaded Dentist Visit

‘How can I prepare my child for a dentist or doctor’s visit?’ “Here are some practical actions from the Autism Treatment Center of America® using some of The Son-Rise Program® Principles you can take to support your child, in what parents typically report as being a nightmare-type situation for their children on the autism spectrum:…
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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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Kindness Korner #1

“At the Autism Treatment Center of America, we love Kindness … to ourselves, each other … including random acts of kindness … and, especially having kindness for our loved ones on the Autism Spectrum! “Why?  As a core human value, when practiced and received, kindness enhances love, connection, and joy in our relationship with ourselves…
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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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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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The Miracle of Joining!

“Since the Autism Treatment Center opened in 1983, there have been families upon families visiting our custom-designed Son-Rise Program playroom learning The Son-Rise Program® techniques. The essential technique that set us apart from all other therapies of that time, and which has revolutionized Autism treatment to this day, is the Son-Rise Program technique … Joining…
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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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Why using a Son-Rise Program playroom is the ideal place to implement the program with your child on the Autism Spectrum?

• “Our children and adults on the Autism Spectrum have a huge challenge processing sensory stimulus and filtering out irrelevant information from the environment and the people around them. The world can seem very loud, chaotic, and disorganized for our children on the spectrum. This can lead to sensory-overload, or to our children being easily…
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