Category: Attitude

Relaxing with Resistance

The core of the Son-Rise Program is the attitude, in which a non-judgmental, accepting and loving attitude is the foundation of helping an autistic child learn to interact and socialize more consistently and deeply. To live a happier life is to be more non-judgmental, accepting and loving of who you are – no matter what.…
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Optimal self trust – Hearing your inner voice

I just spoke with a wonderful Son-Rise Program family – a mom who is full of 3Es and excitement for everything her son is doing. …from barely speaking to having mini conversations and asking “Why?” all the time – from barely smiling to smiling and laughing all the time… ..from a small attention span to…
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Enjoying another Person – Bigger than Speaking

This week we have a family from french speaking Canada attending our one week Son-Rise Program Intensive. Their child, a wonderful 6 year old girl with autism, is verbal and speaks french so we work with her using a translator. At lunch times the translator will take a break leaving us to facilitate with the…
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I Can Stop Judging My Son

Hi Bears, I would like to be your friend. Your have helped me to not judge myself. Now when I return home from The Son-Rise Program: New Frontiers at the Autism Treatment Center of America this Friday, I can stop judging my son Nathanael. When I feel alone and have no support and no one…
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The Importance of Happiness!

Wonderful friends! I want to share with you some beautiful realizations I have had regarding the importance of choosing happiness when we want to help our autistic children, both in and out of the playroom. Our autism strategies and techniques are so powerful and important, but being grounded in a totally loving, happy, non-judgmental attitude…
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Fun Creator!

The Son Rise Program playroom is one of the places where I feel truly alive. I can do anything in the playroom! The best part of this is, the more fun I have, the more fun I believe the children have. This was demonstrated to me very well yesterday. I was joining this amazing young…
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An inspiring story of connection

I was recently shown this video of Christian the Lion. I was completely inspired by what I saw. The best part for me, relates to The Son-Rise Program. The two men who raised the lion were told not to have any hope of him remembering them. Many times families that I work with are told…
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Change is possible.

Recently I have been talking to a number of parents who think that they have a time limit on how long they can help their children. One Mom said that she is nervous because her child is 12 years old, and she has only 2 years left until he is 14 to help him make…
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Beauty in Joining

Hullo wonderful friends! I want to share an beautiful experience I had in the playroom today. The past two weeks our staff here have been lucky enough to work with the most incredible 32 year old man. His mum (a true Force of Nature!) is committed to starting a Son-Rise Program for him, still seeing…
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Love With Abandonment

Today is a great day, my niece is 8 today, she is a lovely lively chatty and completely delightful lady who is a shinning example of giving gratitude and loving without restraint. Today I wake up to a very early morning call (she lives in England, America is 5 hours behind English time!), I picked…
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