Category: Giving Control

The Best Laid Plans…..

From Alison: So I wracked my brains for an idea for a game to take into the playroom and when I drew a blank I consulted with the big wide world of my friends on Facebook. We pooled our collective ideas and I chose one then adapted it a bit to suit Jordan’s motivations and…
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From Katrina – Aaaah! A child’s perspective

Imagine this: You are lost in thought; perhaps contemplating the mysteries of the universe, when out of nowhere someone approaches you. He grabs at your hands, you do not know what is happening. You pull your hands back, He grabs at them again. You scream in protest, “what is going on?” you think. This person…
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From Becky: Toilet Training take 4

Give your child control! Here at The Autism Treatment Center of America, giving our special children as much control as possible is always on the main menu. This is because The Son-Rise Program inpires our children to actually want to do things for themselves (like using the toilet in this example). Giving our children control…
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From Katrina – I love my literal friends!

Hey everyone, We often laugh in our office as we rehash events that took place in the playroom, but today I couldn’t stop laughing enough to tell the story. I had brought in a game I had made, including a book titled with stickers that said “SUPER SPELLS”. However when I first walked in, the…
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Giving Control

From Kate Wilde: Hello! Giving our children control is one of the corner stones of the Son-Rise Program. The video below gives a brief demonstration on how to give our children on the Autism Spectrum physical control. Everyone wants to have control in their lives, our autistic children are no different. In a world that…
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From Katrina: I’m back!

From Katrina: Hello all of you amazing people! I am excited to be back to work at the Autism Treatment Center of America after taking a 3 month hiatus to be with my beautiful new baby, Kyla. Joining the ranks of motherhood has probably been easier I think, since I have been trained in the…
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From Becky: Repetitious Games

Hi Everyone! At the weekend I went to a wonderful family’s home to work with them and their indredible twin boys using The Son-Rise Program. While I was there, a question about repetitious games came up. One of their boys liked to take their hand and have them draw on flash cards over and over…
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The Power of Joining

Of all the strategies for helping autism, I love joining the most. This week the power of joining was brought to my attention yet again. We have a wonderful little boy who is here for his 2nd intensive. While I was joining him he would whisper words and at first I would celebrate and begin…
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