Category: Celebrations

Celebrating Firsts

FROM MARY: Hi, I’m writing MY ‘FIRST’ BLOG POST EVER, and I’m celebrating that I am writing it!!!! My Son-Rise Journey began 4 and half years ago with my son Sean and my daughter Marion. Sean and Marion are my adorable 8 yr. old twins. Each is unique, adorable, gifted and wise, in their own…
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Give Your Child Something to Look at!

FROM WILLIAM: I just finished working with a wonderful boy, here in our Son-Rise Program Intensive playroom. One of his main challenges was attention span, it was very short. During my time with him, he was isming pretty strongly – sitting at the table that was covered with an assortment of different objects. A plastic…
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Feedback to Basics

FROM SIMONE – The Son-Rise Program is so unique because unlike other programs it works through the principles of a philosophy, The Option Process. Everything we do, our attitude, not just with our children, but with our team relates to the Option Process. Being a philosophy of love and non-judgement, using its principles to give…
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You are an amazing reader!

From Katrina: Did that title encourage you to read my blog? I love celebrations, and wanna know a secret? I love to be celebrated, come on, be honest who doesn’t? Hearing someone tell me how great a job I did is a big motivator for me to do more of the same. And do you…
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Responding to Verbal Communication

From Kate Wilde: How do we respond to our children when they make verbalization’s that we do not understand? Click on the video below to see a short clip that demonstrates how we can respond when our children make sounds. The more we consistently respond with a celebration and an action to our child’s verbalization’s…
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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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