Category: Celebrations

A Guide to Approaching the Holidays with Your Child

Would you like to move through this holiday season with more comfort and ease? Please know that we absolutely want to help you achieve this. Below, we have laid out some steps that will help you create a fun, relaxed and special experience for you, your beautiful child and your entire family. 1) Allow your child…
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What to Do When Potty Training Efforts Have Stalled

Potty training takes persistence and patience on the part of any parent, but this goes double for the parents of children challenged by autism and autism spectrum disorders. Your child may have difficulty giving up established routines, communicating, have sensory issues or even have low muscle tone, all of which can make toilet training into…
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What Matters Most

by Bryn Hogan Executive Director of the Autism Treatment Center of America®& Deputy CEO of the Option Institute®   We have so many things we want our children to learn … so many goals:  We want them to sit at the table for a meal, use words to communicate what they want and what they feel, dress themselves,…
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Creating & Sustaining Interactions with Your Child to Help Them to Become More Social

Autism is a social relational disorder. Creating and sustaining interactions with our children is a core factor in helping them become more social. What is an interaction? Well, an interaction could be anything from a tickle, to a board game, from you singing a song, to a conversation, from reading together, to wiping up a…
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For The Love Of The Playroom!!

From: Kim Imagine yourself in the playroom… Now bring into your mind the absolute yummiest most incredible playroom moment that you can remember with your child… Grow this image huge… bigger, bigger, BIGGER YET!! Sit with this image in your mind…. Now, focus on the JOY you felt, the LOVE you experienced, and the CONNECTION…
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Together

From Kate Wilde: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.” Margaret Mead. I have this quote on my office wall. It inspires me to know that we, The Autism Treatment Center of America can change the way the world views…
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Building Interaction

From Kate Wilde: Our children on the autism spectrum give us signs that they are ready to interact with us – here at The Autism Treatment Center of America we call them “Green lights of Interaction.” They are when your child looks into your eyes, or speaks to you or has physical contact with you,…
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From Bears: Turn Up Our Love Bigger Than Ever…

What if, this week, each of us turns up our love bigger than ever? What if we chose to love not only those who appear to be great candidates, like our partners, our children, our parents, our friends, even our co-workers…but the cashier in the market, the teller in the bank, the bus driver, the…
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Some Inspiring Words For Our Amazing Children!!!!

From: Kim You are so special! Great work! Way to go! Keep up the great work! You are such a fun friend/son/daughter! You are spectacular! I love being your mom/dad! You are so smart! What a great idea! You are so kind! You are so talented! What a big heart you have! What a great…
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The 3 E’s

From Kate Wilde: Good Morning Everyone! Click on the video below to see how you can use The Son-Rise Program technique  “The 3 E’s” to become more dynamic and compelling for your child to want to look at you. Have a great weekend using The 3 E’s with your children on The Autism Spectrum With…
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