Category: Attitude

Be what you want your volunteers to be

From Gaby: Be a happy detective when you look at your child, is one of the things we learn and use very often. Yesterday I was thinking about my feedbacks when I realized that I use the same principle when it comes to my volunteers. Be a happy detective when you want to find out…
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Choose a Happy Easter!

FROM SIMONE – It’s usual in these occasions that we wish each other a Happy occasion being it Easter, Christmas or any Holiday or special occasion. We wish as we would wish it to be sunny or rainy, wishing that something happens, something I have no control over. As we know and exercise with the…
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Boundary Setting

FROM WILLIAM: Part of a child’s life is to learn you do not always get what you want. This applies to autistic children as well as neuro-typical children. For any child a main part of their focus on a day to day basis is to get what they want exactly when they want it (i.e.…
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What Does it Mean to Have a Good Playroom Session?

FROM BECKY: Just a quick thought! There is no such thing as a good or a bad Son-Rise Program playroom session with your child with autism! A session spent crying around the playroom door creates an opportunity for your child to learn! A session with your child asking for something they want again and again…
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Trusting The Universe

From Kim: So you’re out there and things just aren’t going your way… i.e. the way you want them to go… Maybe you have your heart set on one particular thing… something you are wanting with the entirety of your being; maybe this is something you think you are doing everything in your power to…
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From Bears: Autism is Curable!

Autism is curable. Autism is curable. Autism is curable. I always wonder why some people get indigestion when we say what we know. Rather than believe in what can’t be done, we can choose to believe in what can be done. Nay-sayers never change the world. The past doesn’t predict the future unless you believe…
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Transitions

From Kate Wilde: Transitions are the moment in-between one thing ending and another beginning. A moment that only exists if we cling to what has gone before – or resist what is presently happening. We know that our children with Autism have a challenge with this – but think for a moment for times in…
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Choosing Happiness

FROM BECKY: This past weekend I was in Virginia on a Son-Rise Program In-Home Outreach, working with a wonderful family and their child with autism. On Sunday I was travelling home on a 6:45 pm flight getting me into Albany, NY around 10:30pm. Near my home there was freezing rain, snow and an ice storm…
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What is in a room?

FROM SIMONE – One of the most common questions I get when I mention I run a Son-Rise Program for my son is “…but doesn’t he get upset locked up in a room?” If we think that actually there is even the expression “locked up”, which means being in prison, we can see how much…
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Taking the Next Step

FROM WILLIAM: As you read this stop for a moment and ask yourself what is one thing that I have done, said or thought that is caring, giving or loving of someone else. If you are having trouble finding something – go back a day or two or even the last week and find something.…
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