Category: Attitude

Relaxing with a Possible Unwanted Future

We have just returned from teaching the Son-Rise Program New Frontiers training course in the UK. It was an incredible week. I was very inspired by all the people who attended the program – there were moms, dads, volunteers, sisters, an aunte, a pastor etc. all coming together to focus on loving their special child/adult…
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Tales from a Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator – my world in a playroom

It was time for one of my volunteer playroom sessions in The Son-Rise Program, and having come straight from work, I wasn’t wearing appropriate playroom clothes. I asked Anna if I could borrow an old T-Shirt for my session. At the time she was running the program at her parent’s house so she leant me…
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Meaningful Hope For A New Son-Rise Mom:

I just wrote this to a Son-Rise Program mom on my Facebook wall (check it out if you haven’t viewed it). She had written a sweet note to me. Hi, Amazing Rosemary: There are many who feel it is appropriate, even prudent, to look at a child and say they’ll never really improve or overcome…
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A Son-Rise Kind of Love

Imagine the beauty of a sleeping child … all innocent, all goodness, just perfect as is … that’s without looking tenderly into your eyes, without doing a single action (no performance required), without giving you anything – not even a smile, without making any overtures of love or caring, and without any indication that they…
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Back to Basics

Hi. I’m a Son-Rise Mum and I have been running a programme for 5 years. Has it been hard? Yes. Has it been glorious? Yes. Is my daughter still autistic? Yes. Did I hope otherwise? Yes. So many Yes’s. But the hardest one has been Back to Basics. You see, when we started, my daughter…
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Wide Awake

Good Morning! It’s Friday the sun in streaming into my office window, and I am filled with a huge feeling of gratitude for my life. Working here At the Autism Treatment Center Of America I get to do what I most enjoy. This week we have a beautiful 8 year old, he is Autistic, tall…
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Acceptance

Good Morning! In the Son-Rise Program accepting autistic children where they are in their development plays an integral part in helping and encouraging them to want to reach out and communicate and interact with those around them. It is also one of the most important things we can do for ourselves, not just when we…
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A Work In Progress, for the rest of my life

I have had many years of learning to let go of what I don’t want, and going after what I do want in a clear and passionate way, both at work (as a teacher and trainer in The Son-Rise Program) and in my personal life. I am feeling pretty good at it at this stage…
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The Power of Being Silly

There is something about this sweet little video that felt so good to my heart. I love knowing that there are people in the world who believe in random acts of silliness. The impact of our love and silliness on those around us is such a profound and beautiful gift. When we are willing to…
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Embracing Change

Everything is changing, this you probably know. Now, for some things, we like to think it just happens to other people, they are changing and we are not. Yet life is really good at gently or not so gently reminding us that change happens to us all. Take for instance our physical body, I play…
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