Category: Attitude

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Does Humor Help Learning & Connection?

“A sense of humor can brighten up family life. You can blow raspberries on your baby’s belly, put on a silly hat and chase a 3-year-old, or pretend to fall into a pile of leaves to amuse your first-grader. As kids grow into pre-teens and teens, their sense of what’s funny becomes more sophisticated and…
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Work on Self-Help Skills with Your Child with Autism

“Dressing, Toileting, Washing, Brushing teeth, Combing hair, and Eating Independently – these are just a few of the skills that will support your child with autism to learn to take care of themselves. Here are some helpful suggestions that will show you how you can approach these things in a fun and motivating way for…
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One Way to Prioritize Connection Over Skills with Your Child

“If you are looking for an impactful way to help your child on the autism spectrum grow, here is a helpful tip: Encourage your child to physically participate during activities with you. “Encouraging Your Child to Physically Participate in activities with you could look like this: ‘Hold my hands and jump with me’ ‘Turn the…
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Kindness Korner #9

Embracing each other’s differences! “We don’t always have to be the same or agree on the same things to be kind to one another. Embracing each other’s differences is loving, and kind and… can make life wonderfully interesting! “There are many ways your child on the autism spectrum can look or speak or behave ‘differently’…
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You have “Red Light” moments too … it’s not just your child on the Autism spectrum

“Have you noticed that sometimes you might be impatient and even rude to the very people who are the closest to you, who help you the most, and who are your biggest supporters? “Guess what! You are not alone… And wait, do you also then feel guilty for having shouted at the wonderful person who…
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Joining the Ism

“Since the Autism Treatment Center opened in 1983, there have been families upon families visiting our custom-designed Son-Rise Program playroom learning The Son-Rise Program® techniques. The essential technique that set us apart from all other therapies of that time, and which has revolutionized Autism treatment to this day, is The Son-Rise Program technique … Joining…
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Autism Toileting Tips using Son-Rise Program techniques from the Autism Treatment Center of America®

“One of the areas that we, as a human race are extremely diverse around… is our toileting experience! • Some cultures sit on their toilets • Others squat above their toilets • Some are very particular about the type of toilet paper they use • Some cultures prefer to use a bidet • Do you…
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Become a BEST FRIEND…

“Become a BEST FRIEND to a child with AUTISM…by joining them in their world!!!! “Our children are only ‘along’ if there is no one to JOIN them in their world!!! “Let’s show them they have a FRIEND!” Camila Titone, Senior Son-Rise Program Teacher

How do we address the seemingly immeasurable list of things to do when parenting a child on the autism spectrum?

“From therapies to special diets, doctors’ appointments, sleepless nights, cooking, cleaning, keeping your child safe, researching, finding time for your other children… “Can anyone relate??? ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.’ – Lao Tzu “We take one step at a time and trust that whatever we get done at that moment…
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KINDNESS KORNER #8: KINDNESS IS … SEEING THE ‘GIFTS’ OF AUTISM.

“As a parent or caregiver of a child on the autism spectrum, you have probably heard countless messages about the perceived deficits of having autism. There has been much scientific research proving the brain of people on the spectrum is different from the brain of a neurotypical person. However, researchers are now starting to see…
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