Category: Celebrations

Practice Autism Acceptance

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month! It is the month the world acknowledges and celebrates our children and families affected by autism (at the Autism Treatment Center of America, we celebrate and acknowledge autism every day.) However, awareness and acceptance alone don’t make much of a difference without action. Taking meaningful action to support…
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Prioritize Social Skills Before Other Skills from the Autism Treatment Center of America and The Son-Rise Program

“As an autism parent, there are many skills that you might like your child to learn. From holding a spoon, toilet-training, brushing their teeth, buttoning their pants, learning to read… Plus lots more! These are all beneficial skills for your child on the autism spectrum to accomplish; however, nothing is more valuable than inspiring your…
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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 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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Practice being curious with your child

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure, and a love of play.”   Henri Matisse French painter 1869–1954   “For this week, we at the Autism Treatment Center of America® invite you 😊 – to practice being curious with your child on the autism spectrum using some of…
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Believe that you can…Because you can!

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein“ “This morning, while my family and I were getting ready for the day, my younger daughter who is 6 years old, came into the kitchen and asked me to fix her hair…
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Let our Children be our Teachers!!

“Our children with Autism explore the world around them, with great curiosity…showing NO JUDGMENTS to any situation or person… “Can WE embrace OUR CHILDREN with this same degree or curiosity and acceptance?” Camila Titone, Senior Son-Rise Program Teacher

What do you dream for your child with Autism?

“Lets allow ourselves to dream and hope…while believing that anything is possible for our little or big ones with autism.” Camila Titone, Senior Son-Rise Program Teacher

How to Inspire Change in Your Child with Autism

“Do you want your child on the autism spectrum to connect with you? “Do you long for your child to be able to communicate/have meaningful conversations with you? “Do you hope your child will make friends and experience cherished relationships? “The great news is, your child can learn all these skills, even if they are…
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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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