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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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Our Children Understand Us

“At The Autism Treatment Center of America, we have had the incredible honor of working with thousands of children and adults on the Autism Spectrum. It has been our experience time and again, that our children understand so much more than they are actually able to show us. “Our children are moving through the world…
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Inspiring Your Child To Form Clear Single Words

“In The Son-Rise Program®, we never give up on communication with our children. We passionately and joyfully persist in finding ways to help our children on the Autism Spectrum communicate. One of the first communication skills we work on with our sweet children is helping them verbally communicate what they want or don’t want, using…
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Help Your Highly Verbal Child Answer Personal Questions

“If you have a child or adult (on the Autism Spectrum) who is highly verbal and can answer questions about factual information (e.g ‘Where is the soccer ball?’ ‘Who is the girl wearing the red coat?’ ‘Which character is this in the book?’), but they seem to have a challenge answering personal questions (that require…
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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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Laughing Helps Learning!

“What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear! “Other than adding some fun to life, does laughter help us in any other ways? Most importantly, will laughter help our children on the autism spectrum learn? The answer is … YES! Humor helps retain learning. “In The Son-Rise Program® playroom, we play…
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