Category: Friendship

A Game for Socialization Created For a Highly Verbal Teenager

Many parents want game ideas for their highly verbal teenage and adult children on the Autism Spectrum. Here is a game that I created for a 16-year-old man that we worked with a few weeks ago! I hope that this game inspires you to come up with one of your own! One of the goals…
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Organizing Your Child’s First Playdate

So the time has come, it’s the moment you have been waiting for, your child is ready for some peer interaction…their first play date!!! (Or “hang out session” if your child is older.) Let’s talk about how to go about arranging this. First of all, get your thinking cap on and start to brainstorm with…
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A Special Message To You From Bears About Volunteers!

Dear Son-Rise Program Moms & Dads, Please read and share with your volunteers – this will inspire and reaffirm how working with your child with autism will also be life-changing for them!!! Love, Bears (Barry Neil Kaufman, Son-Rise Program Co-Creator) THIS IS A SUPER SPECIAL EMAIL from LauRha who worked as a volunteer in the very…
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What kind of World would you like to share?

FROM KATRINA: Hello wonderful friends, I’ve missed talking to you all. I have been traveling the country and visiting special friends all over the place. Just recently I had a new addition to my extended family, a nephew was born. As I was holding this beautiful child I started thinking of all the things I…
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inspirational meetings

From GabySon-Rise meetings are essential. It’s when we all come together as a group and decide how to help the one inspirational person that brought us together. After each meeting I always feel blessed. Blessed that I have this great team of players. Wonderful people who always are willing to help out. At the moment…
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Aspergers – Dissolving Autism

FROM WILLIAM: I was reminded again last week as we worked with parents and professionals, in our Son-Rise Program Start-Up course, that the main challenge with children/adults with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism is creating and sustaining interactive relationships with family, teachers, peers etc. – essentially their ability to be socially successful. Their number one…
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A Poem from The Son-Rise Program

FROM BRANDI: A Poem For the King of ImaginationA Son-Rise Program Journey I watched love burst from you in streams of color and I chose to dive straight in. We splashed rainbows against each other till we saw each color bend. I dipped my toes in your imagination till it rose above my head. Weaving…
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The Joy of Friendship

FROM JACK: Hello friends! Jack here… I am now back in the UK, supporting Son-Rise Program families in playrooms around the country! It is the most incredible job, getting to spend time with families, in their homes and in their playrooms. There are already so many heart- warming stories to tell, but I want to…
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From Samahria: ABA vs. The Son-Rise Program Videos #4 and #5

I am so excited that we get to send you two new videos in the ABA vs. The Son-Rise Program series. Why? Because I especially love these two videos. You may not know that I love to laugh and find humor in everything. When I saw the FUNDING video, I laughed aloud. It’s hard to…
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