Category: Autism

Two Tips to Inspire Your Child to Eat New Foods

“What your child on the autism spectrum eats has a significant impact on the following: – Their overall sense of well-being. – Their behavior. – Their ability to engage with other people and the world around them. “Implementing a special autism diet with your child could support them in these areas. Here are two tips…
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A Tribute to Our Children on the Autism Spectrum

“As a Son-Rise Program Senior teacher at the Autism Treatment Center of America®, I have had the precious honor of being able to spend time with over 700 children and adults on the autism spectrum. This has been the greatest gift of my life. For Autism Acceptance month, I wanted to share some snippets of…
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The importance of varying the games you play with your child in The Son-Rise Program Playroom from the Autism Treatment Center of America

“Incorporating fun and playful variations to re-occurring activities that you regularly play with your child will ensure that you don’t become repetitive and rigid yourself when playing with them, and this will model to your child that being flexible is fun…   “If you have been implementing The Son-Rise Program with your child on the…
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Three Springtime Activities to Play with your Child on the Autism Spectrum from the Autism Treatment Center of America

Create a Bug Hotel 1. “Collect items to make your Bug Hotel, you’ll need: an empty plastic two-liter bottle (cut into two cylinders) seeds, sticks, pinecones, moss, leaves, a piece of bamboo, and other nature items for bugs to hide in. 2. “When your child engages with you, explain that you will make a fantastic, cozy…
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Create an Amazing Autism Support Team for Your Child

“Would you like to surround yourself, and your child on the autism spectrum with a team of supportive people, who can help you implement The Son-Rise Program®? This article from the Autism Treatment Center of America® will help you get started in creating an amazing Support Team for your child. “Some of the benefits of…
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Current Autism Therapy Not Working?

Current Autism Therapy Not Working? “Do you find your child is not benefiting and learning from school or their therapies? Maybe you even find that your child seems stressed and resistant to them…   “We can help! A significant reason why our children on the Autism Spectrum do not respond to specific educational approaches is…
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The Son-Rise Program Approach to Setting Boundaries with Our Children

“Setting limits and boundaries is an essential part of parenting and is a very important piece of helping our on the autism spectrum children grow to be healthy, well-rounded adults. Setting boundaries is an act of love, especially when done with clarity and ease! In The Son-Rise Program®, we set boundaries in three main areas:…
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Entertaining Your Child Helps Them Connect and Learn

“Connecting and relating to other people is the key to enhancing your special child’s ability to participate and be a part of the world around them. Being able to attend to and sustain their focus on another person is a prerequisite to your child being able to learn: more language, have peer interactions, and learn…
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The more control you give, the more permission you get

“As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you ask yourself: Why is my child on the autism spectrum rigid and controlling? And how can I support my special child in becoming more flexible?   “At the Autism Treatment Center of America® and The Son-Rise Program® we understand that everyone seeks to have…
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The Benefits of Celebrating Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

“The benefits of celebrating your child on the autism spectrum from the Autism Treatment Center of America® and The Son-Rise Program®: ‘I love that you just shared that story with me.’ ‘It’s just the best thing ever when I get to see your eyes!’ ‘Woohoo, you are an amazing tooth-brusher.’ ‘Thank you for giving me…
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