Category: General

Carly’s Voice

Click on the title to see this amazing video clip. It features Carly who is on the Autism Spectrum typing about her experience. Carly doesn’t speak verbally but this clip proves that there is stil much that she is capable of. We at The Son-Rise Program do not make limiting beliefs on any child. We…
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Learning Czech

Next week, we have a Czech family coming to our week long Intensive Program. I am completely inspired by this family. They are packing up their life and going on a long journey to a far away country to help their special child. Not only are they doing this but they are also going to…
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This weeks Intensive Child

Good afternoon!This week at the Son-Rise Intensive Program we have a lovely 6 year old girl who is diagnosed to be on the Autism Spectrum. Here at the Autism Treatment Center of America we love all special children no matter what, and to have girl is a special treat for us. With approximately three out…
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Congratulations: Jade Hogan

Congratulations: Jade Hogan Congratulations: Bryn & William Hogan Very Personal/Very Awesome: Our granddaughter, Jade (Bryn & William’s child), who had been in a 5 yr. Son-Rise Program – and then went to a normal elementary school, graduated last night from the 6th. grade…and was one of 4 students to be honored with the Presidential Award…
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Requesting!

Good Morning.This week at the Autism Treatment Center of America we have a 6 year old Autistic boy. He has blond hair and the cutest cheeks! He loves playing with his Dad and does yoga like poses in the mirror, and an interesting dance moving his fingers and then wrapping his arm over his head…
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It’s Never too Late to Talk!

This week I have the pleasure of working with an 18 year old man in The Son-Rise Program Intensive Program, the week before that, we had a 32 year old man,and before that, an 18 year old woman. Every time we have a young adult in our playroom, we hear them use new sounds and…
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One Joy of a Son-Rise Program Training Course

This photo was taken during our advanced training program – New Frontiers, in the UK. I enjoy many things about teaching in our Son-Rise Program training courses, especial those times when parents, volunteers and caring professionals get together in small groups to brainstorm and support one another. It is wonderful to see them come up…
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Motivation and understanding

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antonie de Saint-Exupery. Again this speaks to The Son-Rise Program, taught here at The Autism Treatment Center of America. The…
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Be what you want.

“We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful mean” M.L.King. The Son-Rise Program does just this. We are about helping Autistic and Aspergers children be able to interact and…
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No matter what, change is possible.

Good Morning!!! This week at the Son-Rise Program Intensive we have a 32 year old man who has Autism. He is here with his Mom, Aunt and a fabulous volunteer. He loves clicking his pen, dancing, and looking at magazines, especially about food.He has been here just for two days now, and already we are…
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