Category: Acceptance

Trusting The Universe

From Kim: So you’re out there and things just aren’t going your way… i.e. the way you want them to go… Maybe you have your heart set on one particular thing… something you are wanting with the entirety of your being; maybe this is something you think you are doing everything in your power to…
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Stims – Isms – Repetitious Behaviors

FROM WILLIAM: Stims, or how we refer to them in The Son-Rise Program – isms, come in many shapes and forms. I never stop being amazing at how a child (young or old) will take care of themselves. In a world that is overwhelming to them they strive for a predictable, safe place inside themselves…
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Transitions

From Kate Wilde: Transitions are the moment in-between one thing ending and another beginning. A moment that only exists if we cling to what has gone before – or resist what is presently happening. We know that our children with Autism have a challenge with this – but think for a moment for times in…
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Questions for YOU!

From Kate Wilde: Are you prioritizing your happiness today?Is it #1 on what you are creating for yourself? A happy parent helps a child with an open heart.A happy parent teaches a child to create their own happiness, illuminates the way.. I so often hear a parent say that all they want for their child…
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Taking the Next Step

FROM WILLIAM: As you read this stop for a moment and ask yourself what is one thing that I have done, said or thought that is caring, giving or loving of someone else. If you are having trouble finding something – go back a day or two or even the last week and find something.…
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From Bears: Turn Up Our Love Bigger Than Ever…

What if, this week, each of us turns up our love bigger than ever? What if we chose to love not only those who appear to be great candidates, like our partners, our children, our parents, our friends, even our co-workers…but the cashier in the market, the teller in the bank, the bus driver, the…
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Some Inspiring Words For Our Amazing Children!!!!

From: Kim You are so special! Great work! Way to go! Keep up the great work! You are such a fun friend/son/daughter! You are spectacular! I love being your mom/dad! You are so smart! What a great idea! You are so kind! You are so talented! What a big heart you have! What a great…
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Short and Sharp

From Kate Wilde: During a a phone consultation at The Autism Treatment Center of America I was helping a Son-Rise Program  father with the notion of how to discipline his child with autism.. This Father believed that being short and sharp with his son got the most immediate results – ie he stopped doing what…
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The Stimulus of Physical Illness

FROM WILLIAM: I have just been ill for the last week. It all started with my teenage son bringing home a nice bug from school that resulted in him vomiting, having diarrhea and being laid up in bed for a few days. Then my teenage daughter got it and even thought I told myself that…
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Setting an Intention

From Kim: Here at the Autism Treatment Center of America we start our week with intentions that we carry out throughout the week. On Monday morning we all sit down as a group and wake our minds and hearts up with inspiring words about the work we do and the families we get to share…
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