Category: Acceptance

THE 7 JOINING NO-NO’S YOU’RE PROBABLY DOING

By Raun K. KaufmanDirector of Global Education, Autism Treatment Center of America® Joining is one of the most crucial techniques of The Son-Rise Program®. It’s the first thing we do, and it is absolutely essential for building trust and rapport. When we join our children, we participate in their ism (“stims”) with deep interest and…
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Feeling Loving and Easy … no matter what your child is doing

Susan Humphries Son-Rise Program® Teacher, Autism Treatment Center of America® All of us have moments when we are uneasy, frustrated, angry, sad, afraid, or some version of “uncomfortable” in circumstances involving our children. So let’s talk about turning this frustration into elation! Here are some of the most common “uncomfortable” circumstances that parents tell us…
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In love

From Gaby: There comes a time in every mothers life were she almost (am I kidding myself) is not the most important person in the life of her son. The moment he falls in love for the first time. Age 12 Tybalt is over his head and ears in love. It brings back memories to…
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How Controlling Are You?

FROM BECKY: Last week my best friend Holly was here from England staying in my home for the week. I had the week off work and we both enjoyed a fabulous week of catching up with each other, laying on the beach, and relaxing together. I have always known I was a little controlling when…
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Trust

From: Kim Trust. I dive the ocean of my being Through the waves I wrestle leaving Wanting not what is the blue Of my ocean… of my true A twisting body weaving round So lost in mind not touching ground Waves breaking through to carry me I push and pull… I cannot see Its only…
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A dream come true

From Gaby:Last weekend Gerd Winkler Son-Rise teacher came to our house for an Out-Reach. Having met him last year for the first time, Tybalt this time greeted him enthusiastically and told him all about his favorite Characters (disney cars ). Gerd didn’t understand that Mater one of the cars figures could take on another figure…
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Embrace

From Kate Wilde: It is Monday morning – the beginning of our week here At The Autism Treatment Center of America. The very first thing we do each Monday morning right at 8.30am is a mediation. Every single person on the Son-Rise Program Intensive team sits down together, we hold hands and begin to visualize…
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For The Love Of The Playroom!!

From: Kim Imagine yourself in the playroom… Now bring into your mind the absolute yummiest most incredible playroom moment that you can remember with your child… Grow this image huge… bigger, bigger, BIGGER YET!! Sit with this image in your mind…. Now, focus on the JOY you felt, the LOVE you experienced, and the CONNECTION…
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Together

From Kate Wilde: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.” Margaret Mead. I have this quote on my office wall. It inspires me to know that we, The Autism Treatment Center of America can change the way the world views…
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Are You Judging How You Feel?

FROM BECKY: Being 11 weeks pregnant, I am experiencing things I have never experienced before in my new body. The waves of nausea that come and go throughout the day, sometimes feeling like car sickness, other times feeling like I’m on a rocking boat on a stormy sea. The pregnancy fatigue that hits me like…
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