AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Category: 3E’s

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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Feeling Energized with the 3 E’s

“In The Son-Rise Program, we use the wonderful technique of using the 3 E’s (Energy, Excitement, and Enthusiasm) when we are with our children on the Autism Spectrum. The reason we want to use the 3 E’s is that when are energetic, excited, and enthusiastic we become a beacon of light and passion for our…
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How Introducing Props Helps Your Child Play with Friends

“In The Son-Rise Program®, we want to help our children on the Autism spectrum feel confident when interacting with peers. We want them to feel successful when creating friendships. We want our children to understand what playing with other people looks like. If we help our children with this skill now, they will be ready…
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Three Ways to Help You Feel Energized and Excited When Helping Your Child!

Countless families have asked me over the years how I remain so energetic when helping children on the Autism spectrum. I’ve heard variations of: “How do you do it?” “How many cups of coffee do you need to drink in the morning?” “Are you really this energetic every single week?” “How do you keep having…
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Tips for Introducing New Toys and Games to Your Child with Autism

Do you find that your child has a challenge with playing new games? Are they controlling when you introduce a new toy, or prop? Do they say “no,” or take those toys out of your hand? Many parents who have a child on the Autism spectrum find this to be true for their children. If…
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