Category: Celebrations

Child’s Motivation is Key

FROM JAMIE: Using our child’s motivation is key….Tyler loves to go to my parents house at the end of the day to ride the four wheeler & swim. This adventure is a huge motivator for Tyler. I have been using this motivator to help Tyler with goals I have been working with her. Today I…
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From Alison: If music be the food of love…..

I love the way that the Son Rise program encourages us to celebrate our children when they do something wonderful like look at us. I also love the way that music and particularly songs can convey such a profound message and sometimes a song can get me right in the heart in such a beautiful…
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Building Desire

From Kate Wilde: Building desire within an autistic child to want to connect, interact and create friendships, that is what the Son-Rise Program is all about. If a child has that desire within them, then they are more likely to be spontaneous and to initiate interactions. We want our children to willingly and freely choose…
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From Bears (Barry Neil Kaufman): ODE TO SAMAHRIA

ODE TO SAMAHRIA: By Bears (Barry Neil Kaufman – Son-Rise Program Co-Originator). Complete Version. Samahria picked me to love when she was 17. When I presented my writing and ideas with intensity, she tickled me and laughed. When I hesitated, she said “jump.” When Raun became autistic, she joined him in his world (in a…
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From Becky: Prime of My Life!

From Becky: Today it is my 35th birthday! Recently I was having a conversation with one of my close friends about how my birthday was coming up and it wasn’t a big deal. My friend said “Don’t you ever say that it’s not a big deal! Your birthday is the day you were born and…
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Celebrate Good Times, C’mon!!

Woo! Celebrate, celebrate, CELEBRATE! I looooooooove to celebrate!! So often when someone new to the Son-Rise Program observes us working with autistic children here at the Autism Treatment Center of America, the thing that really stands out to them is how much we celebrate the child. Everything a special child does is a wonder and…
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An Extraordinary Celebration

Imagine this… A little girl diagnosed with autism celebrates her 6th birthday – and for the first time in her life is able to have a party with friends – and is completely indistinguishable from her peers – participating typically in every moment of the party. What a special birthday to celebrate!Elizabeth is an amazing…
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UK Maximum Impact – Wonderful Week

Wonderful and Amazing Time at the UK Maximum Impact ProgramI have just returned from teaching the Son-Rise Program Advance Training – “Maximum Impact”. It was incredible to be in a room with over 120 parents and caring helpers as they strived to be more accepting of themselves and their children, as they worked to understand…
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To My Teachers

Good Morning! This month is my official 17 year anniversary working at the Autism Treatment Center of America. I feel so grateful for all the families and lovely special children I have had the pleasure of working with. I also feel grateful to all my teachers, for they are the shoulders on which I have…
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Amazing Son-Rise Program Celebrations!

Dearest most amazing teachers, guides and friends, It is my huge privilege and honour to train at the Autism Treatment Center of America (TM) as a professional Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator. I want to share with you my huge and heartfelt gratitude for the beauty and power of The Son-Rise Program. I want to share…
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