Category: Acceptance

Practice Autism Acceptance

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month! It is the month the world acknowledges and celebrates our children and families affected by autism (at the Autism Treatment Center of America, we celebrate and acknowledge autism every day.) However, awareness and acceptance alone don’t make much of a difference without action. Taking meaningful action to support…
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Empowering Autism Parents

“Autism parenting certainly does not come with an instruction manual. However, being able to support your own attitudinal experience along the way will make your journey a whole lot sweeter. One way to support yourself and your child along the way is to focus more on what you can control and worry less about what you cannot control.   “Two examples of…
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Helping Your Child Be Spontaneous Instead of Compliant

“Spontaneity is: when your child on the autism spectrum chooses by themselves to do a specific skill because they want to, because it’s appealing, and they find it fun to do so… These skills could be: to connect with another person to look at another person to talk to another person to be a part…
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The Perfect Moment to Create a Son-Rise Program for your Child is Now

“Do you want to create a Son-Rise Program for your child on the Autism spectrum, but at the same time, you keep waiting for the perfect moment to begin? “Maybe you have been waiting… • “To feel more energized and motivated to do the work? • “For your spouse to be on the same page…
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Kindness Korner #9

Embracing each other’s differences! “We don’t always have to be the same or agree on the same things to be kind to one another. Embracing each other’s differences is loving, and kind and… can make life wonderfully interesting! “There are many ways your child on the autism spectrum can look or speak or behave ‘differently’…
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You have “Red Light” moments too … it’s not just your child on the Autism spectrum

“Have you noticed that sometimes you might be impatient and even rude to the very people who are the closest to you, who help you the most, and who are your biggest supporters? “Guess what! You are not alone… And wait, do you also then feel guilty for having shouted at the wonderful person who…
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KINDNESS KORNER #8: KINDNESS IS … SEEING THE ‘GIFTS’ OF AUTISM.

“As a parent or caregiver of a child on the autism spectrum, you have probably heard countless messages about the perceived deficits of having autism. There has been much scientific research proving the brain of people on the spectrum is different from the brain of a neurotypical person. However, researchers are now starting to see…
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KINDNESS KORNER #7: KINDNESS IS … ACCEPTING EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.

“Hello, wonderful Autism parent/caregiver!   “We at the Autism Treatment Center of America know that you, as a parent/caregiver of someone on the autism spectrum, often experience situations where your child does something you do not understand. In fact, I may have just described what could be your regular, daily experience.   “Having an attitude…
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The Importance of Being Curious About our Children’s Experience

“One of the guiding principles we teach in The Son-Rise Program® is for the parent or caregiver to ‘Seek to Understand’ their child on the Autism Spectrum. Having the intention to become more curious about the experience and behaviors of our children (and adults) on the spectrum, has been a game-changer for many parents and…
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Taking it One Step at a Time

“Will my child ever reach their goals? “How many months, years, etc., will my child need therapy? “How will I ever accomplish it all… get through the day, week, month, or year? “These are just some of the questions we hear that come up for parents and caregivers in our work with families affected by…
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