AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Category: Autism

The Importance of Being Curious About our Children’s Experience

“One of the guiding principles we teach in The Son-Rise Program® is for the parent or caregiver to ‘Seek to Understand’ their child on the Autism Spectrum. Having the intention to become more curious about the experience and behaviors of our children (and adults) on the spectrum, has been a game-changer for many parents and…
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Taking it One Step at a Time

“Will my child ever reach their goals? “How many months, years, etc., will my child need therapy? “How will I ever accomplish it all… get through the day, week, month, or year? “These are just some of the questions we hear that come up for parents and caregivers in our work with families affected by…
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Fun Hat Activity

“This activity is easy to prepare and easy to play with your child, it’s also super fun! During this activity, you can encourage your child to engage with you by looking in your eyes and even physically participating in the game. “All you will need is a few different types of hats. The hats can…
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KINDNESS KORNER #5: CELEBRATE KINDNESS IN EACH OTHER

“Why is Kindness important? “Kindness is choosing to do something that helps others or yourself, motivated by genuine warm feelings and an intention to be caring. Kindness often means putting other people’s needs before our own. It could be by giving up our seat on a bus to someone who might need it more or…
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New Food Fun

“What do you say to an Avocado who’s done a good job? BRAVOCADO! “What did the pecan say to the walnut? I’m so glad we’re friends because we’re both nuts! “Why was the cucumber confused? Because it was in a pickle! “What do you call blueberries playing the guitar? A jam session! “As a child,…
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KINDNESS KORNER #4

“Hello and Welcome to our Kindness Korner post #4: MODEL ‘being kind’ to your child on the Autism Spectrum. “Why do we want our children to be kind to others? “Learning to be kind to others will enhance any child’s relationship skills as well as be a beneficial experience for them. We want this for…
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Our Children Understand Us

“At The Autism Treatment Center of America, we have had the incredible honor of working with thousands of children and adults on the Autism Spectrum. It has been our experience time and again, that our children understand so much more than they are actually able to show us. “Our children are moving through the world…
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For our Kindness Korner #2

Welcome back to the Kindness Korner! “For our Kindness Korner #2 post, I would like to share a very special moment from my life: my dear friend, Beverly (who was a teacher at our center who practiced kindness throughout her life), shared her ultimate act of kindness when taking the final breaths of her life.…
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World Autism Awareness Day

“Today is World Autism Awareness Day! The latest statistics from the CDC website show that as of December 2021, 1 in 44 people are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum disorder.   “In The Son-Rise Program® we don’t just believe in raising Autism Awareness, but we believe in the importance of taking actions to support the…
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The Power of (Using) Explanations!

“Our children and adults on the Autism Spectrum often experience the world around them as chaotic, disorganized, and unpredictable. Social relationships can be especially challenging, and they do not always understand subtle social cues. For many of our children and adults on the spectrum… it can be a mystery, why their caregivers (and the people in their lives) want…
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