Category: Fun and Games

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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Determining if your child is ready for play

Help With Determining If Your Child Is Ready To Play: In The Son-Rise Program® we talk about Green Lights and Red Lights. If your child is giving you Red Lights they are indicating to you that they are not ready to play, or interact yet. Green Lights are when your child is indicating that they…
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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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Focus on Fun First!

A few reasons why The Son-Rise Program® focuses on fun first! Your child wants to have fun just like other children do! Children on the Autism spectrum may need to take care of themselves and their bodies first, but they will always show you when they are ready to play! When you act silly and…
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Budget Games!

FROM BECKY: I was recently asked for easy ideas for props/themes and games to play in a Son-Rise Program playroom that don’t break the bank and are convenient for people living in areas where there isn’t easy access to the places that are easy to get funs props and materials (e.g. dollar store, thrift store, etc).…
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