Category: 3E’s

Feedback to Basics

FROM SIMONE – The Son-Rise Program is so unique because unlike other programs it works through the principles of a philosophy, The Option Process. Everything we do, our attitude, not just with our children, but with our team relates to the Option Process. Being a philosophy of love and non-judgement, using its principles to give…
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Son Rise Program New Frontiers Here We Come!

FROM SIMONE – Since 2006 I have established a habit that would change my life. As I had enjoyed myself so much attending the Son-Rise Programs in the U.K. in 2005 I decided to volunteer to help out at the Programs in 2006 and I have done so ever since as I just can’t get…
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Inspirational Drawings

FROM GABY: Today I had a wonderful morning with Tybalt. First we practiced reading words and then we went to the playroom. Somehow Tybalt came up with the idea of drawing a Mister Orange. I was really excited because he has never wanted to draw but always wanted us to draw things for him but…
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Singing in the Rain or Shine

FROM SIMONE – In my mother tongue Portuguese there’s a saying that goes: “Quem canta seus males espanta”, which means “The one who sings scares all evil away”. The language of music is international but music associated with language is such a powerful statement. I don’t even know if enough research has been done into…
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As They Grow Older, So Does the Ism Change

From Gaby: This is my very first Blog and with 3 E’s I’m starting this new page of our Son-Rise experience. For the past 6 years I have shared this amazing Son-Rise journey with my son Tybalt. Once severely autistic and mentally retarded. The doctors gave us no hope he would be as a plant…
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Everything is Possible

FROM SIMONE – I have been watching on British Television a series of documentaries commemorating 70 years of the British Blitz on the Second World War, when British cities were bombed for 5 years. They have re-created a small street with materials, building techniques, dressing and props exactly as you would have had at the…
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The Parent – The Pillar of the Son-Rise Program

FROM SIMONE – One of the Son-Rise Program’s principles is that the Parent is the child’s best resource. No one knows the child better than the parent, no professional or teacher, and no one loves the child in a more unconditional way than the parent. I personally love this principle because being in the autistic…
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I’m Coming to Get You!

FROM KATRINA: Hey fantastic friends, [to be read in a sales man voice] Looking to add more spice to your games? Do you want them to be more exciting, last longer, with more eye contact? Then have I got a technique for you! Now introducing……….anticipation! Hmmm, great word, but what does it mean? The actual…
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1 + 1 + 1 = 1 What Makes a Team?

FROM SIMONE: When I was discussing in my last blog about the preoccupation Parents have with how long their Program is going to take or how old their child is, the race against the clock, I also remembered another great preoccupation Parents normally have: Volunteers. I’ve seen many Parents quit doing their Son-Rise Program because…
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From Alison: Once more into the playroom dear friends!

I have just been away to the Option Institute for two weeks to do the Group Facilitation Program and I was wondering how things would be on the playroom front on my return, Here’s what happened:I was particularly excited as I walked in through the playroom door after nearly three weeks away, there is something…
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