Category: Attitude

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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Say “Ahhh”: The Dreaded Dentist Visit

‘How can I prepare my child for a dentist or doctor’s visit?’ “Here are some practical actions from the Autism Treatment Center of America® using some of The Son-Rise Program® Principles you can take to support your child, in what parents typically report as being a nightmare-type situation for their children on the autism spectrum:…
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Being Playful Can be a Goal

“As parents and caregivers of children on the autism spectrum, there are literally hundreds of goals we could focus on right? IEP goals, speech goals, PT and OT goals, self-help goals, academic goals… the list goes on. It might sometimes feel like we could spend a lifetime working on all these goals and never be…
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KINDNESS KORNER #7: KINDNESS IS … ACCEPTING EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.

“Hello, wonderful Autism parent/caregiver!   “We at the Autism Treatment Center of America know that you, as a parent/caregiver of someone on the autism spectrum, often experience situations where your child does something you do not understand. In fact, I may have just described what could be your regular, daily experience.   “Having an attitude…
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Use Face Paints to Draw Attention to You and Encourage Interaction

“Here are three ways that you can use face paints to encourage more interaction with your child on the Autism Spectrum. 1) “Become your child’s favorite animal or character! Does your child love Spiderman, Pikachu, or Tigers? Try painting your face to look like their favorite character before you spend time with your child. As…
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Kindness Korner #6: Kindness Memes to Inspire Your Child to Spread the Love!

“Welcome to our next Autism Treatment Center Kindness Korner post! “One of the most powerful ways to encourage our children on the Autism Spectrum to learn and grow is offering our ideas or activities with fun and playfulness. “Fun and play is our children’s way! “The world can be challenging for your child on the…
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