Category: Attitude

3 Important Son-Rise Program® Beliefs

1. Autism is a social relational challenge. This is a fundamental belief to hold if you are currently running a Son-Rise Program or are interested in learning more about this approach. It is thought by many, that Autism is a behavioral disorder. Autism can also be referred to as a learning disorder, a language deficit,…
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Three Ways to Help You Feel Energized and Excited When Helping Your Child!

Countless families have asked me over the years how I remain so energetic when helping children on the Autism spectrum. I’ve heard variations of: “How do you do it?” “How many cups of coffee do you need to drink in the morning?” “Are you really this energetic every single week?” “How do you keep having…
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I Know You Before You Say A Word

FROM BEARS (Barry Neil Kaufman): I know you before you say a word. How is that possible? We listen to what people say (although sometimes not attentively). We gather data from their words. Isn’t that how we get to know each other? Yes…and no. We also notice facial expressions, we see body language and movements……
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What to Do When Potty Training Efforts Have Stalled

Potty training takes persistence and patience on the part of any parent, but this goes double for the parents of children challenged by autism and autism spectrum disorders. Your child may have difficulty giving up established routines, communicating, have sensory issues or even have low muscle tone, all of which can make toilet training into…
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tantrums

Understanding the Difference Between Meltdowns & Tantrums

Tantrums and meltdowns are hard to understand, tough to prevent, and seemingly impossible to handle when they happen. Meltdowns and tantrums can look alike at first glance, especially when your child is in the middle of one, but the two are actually very different. This is particularly true for children with sensory processing issues, like…
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Creating personal change and inspiring our children to do the same.

As parents and caregivers of children and adults on the autism spectrum, we naturally have a strong desire for our children to learn and grow. This is because we want them to thrive and succeed in their lives. On the same note, if we wish that for them and aim to inspire them to grow,…
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What Matters Most

by Bryn Hogan Executive Director of the Autism Treatment Center of America®& Deputy CEO of the Option Institute®   We have so many things we want our children to learn … so many goals:  We want them to sit at the table for a meal, use words to communicate what they want and what they feel, dress themselves,…
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Motivation is the key to all social interactions

Article by: Camila Titone Son-Rise Program® Teacher Senior Son-Rise Program® Child Facilitator This morning I was in the Son-Rise Program® playroom, here at the Autism Treatment Center of America® with our very sweet five year old friend. He had very fine, long, blonde hair and he loved to move his head around and watch his own hair hit his…
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Tantrums No More

TANTRUMS NO MORE. (REALLY!)By: Raun K. KaufmanDirector of Global Education, Autism Treatment Center of America®Does your child scream, hit, pinch, or throw objects when things don’t go his/her way (or sometimes for no reason you can fathom)? Here’s what to do: The First Half: I don’t understand tantrums.1) ATTITUDE FIRST. It is absolutely crucial that…
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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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