AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Category: Attitude

The Parent – The Pillar of the Son-Rise Program

“One of The Son-Rise Program Principles taught by the Autism Treatment Center of America is that the Parent is the child’s best resource. No one knows the child or adult on the Autism Spectrum better than the parent, no professional or teacher, and no one loves the child in a more unconditional way than the…
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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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KINDNESS KORNER #5: CELEBRATE KINDNESS IN EACH OTHER

“Why is Kindness important? “Kindness is choosing to do something that helps others or yourself, motivated by genuine warm feelings and an intention to be caring. Kindness often means putting other people’s needs before our own. It could be by giving up our seat on a bus to someone who might need it more or…
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New Food Fun

“What do you say to an Avocado who’s done a good job? BRAVOCADO! “What did the pecan say to the walnut? I’m so glad we’re friends because we’re both nuts! “Why was the cucumber confused? Because it was in a pickle! “What do you call blueberries playing the guitar? A jam session! “As a child,…
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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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Maximize Your Joining

“In The Son-Rise Program® – joining is the number one technique we use to bond with our amazing children on the Autism Spectrum. We join with our children when they are in a Red Light. Red Lights happen when our children are overloaded. They disconnect from interaction with other people and do their Isms (repetitious,…
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“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato, Greek Philosopher “Do you wish your son would tell you what he did in school? “Do you wish your daughter would tell you what she is thinking when she is really quiet? “Do you wish…
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Let’s talk about the Alternatives to Discipline!

From the Merriam-Webster dictionary – Definition of discipline (verb): 1. to punish or penalize for the sake of enforcing obedience and perfecting moral character 2. practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience “When working with parents from all over the world, from different cultures and…
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What to do when you feel your creativity is dried up!!!

“I had the honor of participating in Jade Hogan’s Son-Rise Program, a commitment of 5 years from start to finish! I remember at times, either as a team, or individually, we’d feel like our creativity had ‘dried up’. Maybe you have had those moments also.   “Here is what I came to learn from these…
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