Category: Flexibility

Tips for Introducing New Toys and Games to Your Child with Autism

Do you find that your child has a challenge with playing new games? Are they controlling when you introduce a new toy, or prop? Do they say “no,” or take those toys out of your hand? Many parents who have a child on the Autism spectrum find this to be true for their children. If…
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Giving Your Child Explanations

Explanations are the key to opening up countless doorways of success for your child: Before you continue reading this article, take some time to reflect on the question that I am about to ask you. Give this question real consideration and challenge yourself to be honest and thoughtful. After all, there is never a right…
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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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How Controlling Are You?

FROM BECKY: Last week my best friend Holly was here from England staying in my home for the week. I had the week off work and we both enjoyed a fabulous week of catching up with each other, laying on the beach, and relaxing together. I have always known I was a little controlling when…
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Timing and Attitude

From Kate Wilde: Timing and attitude, attitude and timing, timing and attitude, attitude and timing. This is the heart of The Son-Rise Program.   An attitude of loving each moment, every moment you are with your child. Timing – looking to see where you child is at any given moment to decide which Son-Rise Program…
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Your Child Not Getting What They Want!

FROM BECKY: As requested by a Son-Rise Program Dad. Here are some things to do when your child with autism is not getting what they want and they are whining, crying or showing unhappiness. The example this parent gave was that when anyone else besides Mommy goes in the playroom with his child, he cries…
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Transitions Outside of the Playroom

FROM BECKY: I recently had a question from an amazing Son-Rise Mom who is having some challenges outside of the playroom with transitions in her and her child’s daily routine (e.g. taking her other child to school, running errands, etc). Of course in an ideal world, the answer is to have volunteers in the playroom…
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Volunteers – When a Child Asks For Mom or Dad…

FROM KATE: Hello all! As you know, the Son-Rise Program playroom is the best learning environment for our children. This means that there are often times when our children begin to ask for someone who isn’t in the room with them (e.g. “Where’s Mom?” or “I want Dad!”). This video gives you ideas on how…
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Lessons in Letting Go #1 – Wanting vs. Needing in Self-Studentship

FROM KELLI: The last you heard from me was March after our amazing Son-Rise Intensive Program. It was there that I started on my journey of “letting go”, and so much has happened since then – with me, with Jordyn, with our program, and our team – so stay tuned :). At the Intensive, I…
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Sensory Integration and the Son-Rise Program Playroom

FROM CAROLINA: A parent recently asked me if The Son-Rise Program can help children with sensory integration challenges – and I had so much fun answering the question that I was inspired to share with all of you.  The Son-Rise Program playroom is a magical place – and is the perfect place to help children…
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