Category: Attitude

When Parents Change, So Do Their Children

FROM GERD: I just had the great pleasure and privilege to teach a family from England, Natalie and Mark Armstrong and work with their beautiful son Jack in their Son-Rise Program Intensive here at The Option Institute. On day one, Natalie and Mark changed their beliefs about what kind of session they had in the…
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Tips on Training Volunteers

FROM SIMONE – As I mentioned in my previous blog about recruiting volunteers I was going to share my experience of running a Son-Rise Program since 2005, I am a Brazilian Mom to an English 9 year old autistic boy, we live in London in the United Kingdom. Before becoming a Son-Rise Program Mom I…
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What do I Want?

FROM BECKY: This morning, here at The Autism Treatment Center of America in our Son-Rise Program Intensive, I was teaching the Mother of an adorable 9 year old boy with Autism. Something I noticed from observing this lovely Mom in the playroom was that she wasn’t building (offering a fun action) when her son gave…
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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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The One Who Loves the Most Wins!

FROM BECKY: I have just returned from one of the most amazing weeks of my life at the AutismOne conference in Chicago. During this week-long conference, parents and professionals gathered to watch lectures and learn more about the latest and greatest interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders and to connect with others in the autism community.…
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Be Persistent!

From Kate Wilde: Over the last 20 years I have worked many thousands of hours with children of all ages and diagnosis using The Son-Rise Program. One of  the biggest things these children have taught me is to never give up. To be persistent! I remember that it took two years for a wonderful girl…
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First Step

FROM WILLIAM:Recently I have been speaking with parents who want to know more about the Son-Rise Program and the foundation training course – The Start-Up Program. I have spoken with parents in Japan, England, Romania, Florida, Germany, New York city, etc. – I have travelled the world in my conversations of helping and guiding parents…
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An Introduction to the Dialogue!

FROM BECKY: When I was volunteering in my first Son-Rise Program 12 years ago with a little boy called Robert, I would get weekly feedback about my playroom sessions from his Mom. During these feedback’s, she would use a simple tool to help me be clearer and stronger in the playroom. She would ask me…
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