AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Category: Fun and Games

Varying the Game Your Child Loves

“We want to help our children on the Autism Spectrum to find people to be fun, interesting and exciting. Why? Because socially connecting and relating to people is a big challenge. When you are in a game or activity with your amazing child, try The Son-Rise Program® technique of Varying the Game to inspire more…
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Here are some fun ideas to do with your children while celebrating the end of the year and the Holidays!

“Using 12 blank pieces of paper or individual cards, write down the fun activities below on each card: Write Holiday Cards for your neighbors or stuffed animals. Learn how to sing a new Holiday song. Go on a nature walk and pick different fun things (twigs, pine cones, acorns, rocks, seeds, etc) – then make…
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Ten Songs that Promote Kindness and Friendship – For our teenagers and adults

“In The Son-Rise Program®, we use every opportunity we can to promote friendship skills, kindness, and ways to support our children and adult on the Autism Spectrum to feel happy, and good about themselves. We like to be their biggest cheerleaders and support team! “Here are some ideas of songs that you can use when…
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Wacky Races Game

“Here’s a fun game idea you can play in The Son-Rise Program® playroom. You will hold a ‘Wacky Races’ event with your child. This game uses simple props and includes lots of slapstick humor. It also encourages your child to lengthen their Interactive Attention Span.   “What You’ll need: • Tape • 2 spoons •…
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Inspiring Your Child To Form Clear Single Words

“In The Son-Rise Program®, we never give up on communication with our children. We passionately and joyfully persist in finding ways to help our children on the Autism Spectrum communicate. One of the first communication skills we work on with our sweet children is helping them verbally communicate what they want or don’t want, using…
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Why using a Son-Rise Program playroom is the ideal place to implement the program with your child on the Autism Spectrum?

• “Our children and adults on the Autism Spectrum have a huge challenge processing sensory stimulus and filtering out irrelevant information from the environment and the people around them. The world can seem very loud, chaotic, and disorganized for our children on the spectrum. This can lead to sensory-overload, or to our children being easily…
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How Introducing Props Helps Your Child Play with Friends

“In The Son-Rise Program®, we want to help our children on the Autism spectrum feel confident when interacting with peers. We want them to feel successful when creating friendships. We want our children to understand what playing with other people looks like. If we help our children with this skill now, they will be ready…
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Spring Time Games

It’s Spring Time at the Autism Treatment Center of America® Here are some game ideas you can use to have fun with your child: Game # 1: Butterfly Tickles Get a colorful scarf or a colorful piece of fabric. Drape it over your back and shoulders. Pretend to be a butterfly as you flap your…
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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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Help your child play with you!

Use What Your Child Currently Loves To Do As A Way To Help Them Play With You! By Brandi Davis-Son-Rise Program® Senior Child Facilitator I would love to share with all of you how I helped our newest friend play with me yesterday! He is 7-years-old, on the Autism spectrum, and he has a laugh…
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