Category: General

Recognize When You Need a Break

If you have a child with autism, you might realize they seem to experience the world differently. Here at The Son-Rise Program®, we understand that autistic people have sensitive sensory systems and interpret sights, sounds, smells, textures, etc., with different degrees of intensity. This sometimes can make the world feel unpredictable and overwhelming to them.…
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Practice Autism Acceptance

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month! It is the month the world acknowledges and celebrates our children and families affected by autism (at the Autism Treatment Center of America, we celebrate and acknowledge autism every day.) However, awareness and acceptance alone don’t make much of a difference without action. Taking meaningful action to support…
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PARENTING APPROACH – Being on the “Same Page” to Help Your Autistic Child

Raising your child on the autism spectrum can be a gift, given their many individual passions, talents, and strengths. It brings a set of unique challenges to you. You and your spouse or partner may experience a mix of emotions, including love, joy, frustration, and stress, as you navigate the complexities of autism. Here at…
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Predictability – The Key that Allows your Child to Thrive

“Predictability can have a powerful impact on a person’s emotional well-being. Predictability gives us a sense of control over our relationship with the world and the people around us, which helps us to feel safe. “If having a sense of control and predictability is important for the Neurotypical mind, it is a thousand times more…
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Helping Your Child be Spontaneous instead of Compliant

“Spontaneity is: when your child on the autism spectrum chooses by themselves to do a specific skill, because they want to, because it’s appealing, and they find it fun to do so… These skills could be: · “to connect with another person · “to look at another person · “to talk to another person ·…
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3 Important Son-Rise Program Beliefs

1. Autism is a social-relational challenge. “It’s very commonplace to approach autism as if it’s a behavioral disorder. Autism can also be referred to as a learning disorder, a language deficit, or an intellectual disability, among many other things. The Son-Rise Program at the Autism Treatment Center of America finds our children’s most significant challenges…
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Joining Creates the Bond You May Be Looking for With Your Child

from the Autism Treatment Center of America  “When your child on the Autism Spectrum is stimming (doing repetitious, self-stimulating behaviors), it signals that their world feels unpredictable, and their brain is overloaded. Your child stims to create order in their world during these moments. When your children stims, they are also in a Red Light,…
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Create an Amazing Autism Support Team for Your Child

“Would you like to surround yourself, and your child on the autism spectrum with a team of supportive people, who can help you implement The Son-Rise Program®? This article from the Autism Treatment Center of America® will help you get started in creating an amazing Support Team for your child. “Some of the benefits of…
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How to Create a Predictable Environment So Your Child Can Thrive

“Your child or adult on the autism spectrum can often experience the world around them as unpredictable. When your child perceives their environment as unpredictable, it becomes difficult for them to engage with people and to flourish. “How the world is can seem extremely out of control to your child. This is because a person…
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The Perfect Moment to Create a Son-Rise Program for your Child is Now

“Do you want to create a Son-Rise Program for your child on the Autism spectrum, but at the same time, you keep waiting for the perfect moment to begin? “Maybe you have been waiting… • “To feel more energized and motivated to do the work? • “For your spouse to be on the same page…
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