Category: Attitude

A Tribute to Our Children on the Autism Spectrum

“As a Son-Rise Program Senior teacher at the Autism Treatment Center of America®, I have had the precious honor of being able to spend time with over 700 children and adults on the autism spectrum. This has been the greatest gift of my life. For Autism Acceptance month, I wanted to share some snippets of…
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The more control you give, the more permission you get

“As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you ask yourself: Why is my child on the autism spectrum rigid and controlling? And how can I support my special child in becoming more flexible?   “At the Autism Treatment Center of America® and The Son-Rise Program® we understand that everyone seeks to have…
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The Benefits of Celebrating Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

“The benefits of celebrating your child on the autism spectrum from the Autism Treatment Center of America® and The Son-Rise Program®: ‘I love that you just shared that story with me.’ ‘It’s just the best thing ever when I get to see your eyes!’ ‘Woohoo, you are an amazing tooth-brusher.’ ‘Thank you for giving me…
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How to Create a Predictable Environment So Your Child Can Thrive

“Your child or adult on the autism spectrum can often experience the world around them as unpredictable. When your child perceives their environment as unpredictable, it becomes difficult for them to engage with people and to flourish. “How the world is can seem extremely out of control to your child. This is because a person…
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Practice being curious with your child

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure, and a love of play.”   Henri Matisse French painter 1869–1954   “For this week, we at the Autism Treatment Center of America® invite you 😊 – to practice being curious with your child on the autism spectrum using some of…
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Two Fun Ways to Work on Gross Motor Skills with Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

“Standing, walking, running, jumping, crawling, rolling, sitting upright, throwing, catching, and kicking a ball – these are some examples of gross motor skills. Strengthening gross motor skills promotes health and refines balance, strength, muscle endurance, and coordination. “At The Autism Treatment Center of America®, we use The Son-Rise Program® approach to make learning fun and motivating…
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The Perfect Moment to Create a Son-Rise Program for your Child is Now

“Do you want to create a Son-Rise Program for your child on the Autism spectrum, but at the same time, you keep waiting for the perfect moment to begin? “Maybe you have been waiting… • “To feel more energized and motivated to do the work? • “For your spouse to be on the same page…
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Why does my child stim? And how do I approach it?

“Self-Stimulating Behaviors, more commonly known as ‘Stimming,’ are various repetitious actions that children and adults on the autism spectrum do. Stimming could look like: Pacing back and forth, hand-flapping, jumping, spinning, staring, lining up objects, making repetitious sounds, asking a question repeatedly, or, if your child is highly-verbal – talking intensely about a topic of…
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The Importance of Connecting Before Requesting

“Your child with autism experiences many different requests and demands daily. It happens in school, in therapies, with their peers, or at home with their family members. As a parent, it is understandable to make requests of your child. After all, you want to see your child become social and be able to relate to…
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Let our Children be our Teachers!!

“Our children with Autism explore the world around them, with great curiosity…showing NO JUDGMENTS to any situation or person… “Can WE embrace OUR CHILDREN with this same degree or curiosity and acceptance?” Camila Titone, Senior Son-Rise Program Teacher