AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Category: Giving Control

The Miracle of Joining!

“Since the Autism Treatment Center opened in 1983, there have been families upon families visiting our custom-designed Son-Rise Program playroom learning The Son-Rise Program® techniques. The essential technique that set us apart from all other therapies of that time, and which has revolutionized Autism treatment to this day, is the Son-Rise Program technique … Joining…
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Believe that you can…Because you can!

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein “This morning, while my family and I were getting ready for the day, my younger daughter who is 6 years old, came into the kitchen and asked me to fix her hair…
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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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Timing and Attitude

From Kate Wilde: Timing and attitude, attitude and timing, timing and attitude, attitude and timing. This is the heart of The Son-Rise Program.   An attitude of loving each moment, every moment you are with your child. Timing – looking to see where you child is at any given moment to decide which Son-Rise Program…
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Getting them to eat

From Gaby:This morning I was looking through some recipes in a magazine to see if there might be some interesting GFCF diets I could use for Christmas. Okay I know it is a bit early but seeing how they very often aren’t that easy to find and I had a bit of free time on…
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Garfield

From Gaby:For years you loved a certain name and you decide when I get a boy you will give him that name. Then the child turns 11 years old and decides he doesn’t like the name and wants to go through life as a ……… Garfield. History repeats itself. When I was 11years old, I…
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Some Specifics of Our Journey with Food

FROM JEANNIE: One of the first problem issues with my son, Carson, which set off the developmental alarm bells with the doctors, was A MAJOR FEEDING PROBLEM. By the age of one y.o., when children are supposed to be starting to gobble yogurt, oatmeal, applesauce, etc, Carson was practically eating nothing. All he wanted was…
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Lessons in Letting Go #2 – Wanting vs. Needing with our Children

FROM KELLI: We are all completely accepting of where our children are on the developmental model, right? We want more and purely for US, right? Well, I’m suggesting that you take a little time to check in. Why? Well, read on… it was only when I took a step back, looked objectively at my actions…
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Lessons in Letting Go #1 – Wanting vs. Needing in Self-Studentship

FROM KELLI: The last you heard from me was March after our amazing Son-Rise Intensive Program. It was there that I started on my journey of “letting go”, and so much has happened since then – with me, with Jordyn, with our program, and our team – so stay tuned :). At the Intensive, I…
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Wake Up Sunshine!

From Katrina: Here’s a random topic of conversation: waking up a sleeping child in the playroom. This doesn’t happen too often, but for some families it does. So obviously, occasionally, it happens here at the Autism Treatment Center of America. This week we have an adorable Australian cutie who has the amazing ability to fall…
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