AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Category: Gratitude

Gratitude is the heart of our Kindness Korner message #3!

“Probably one of the most powerful acts of Kindness we can perform is gratitude: for others, experiences, events, and ourselves. Gratitude is appreciating something or someone for its gifts and benefits to us. When we practice gratitude and take a moment to appreciate something, no matter how small, we are filled with that energy of…
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Hello, 2022!

“New Year is a momentous event for everyone … as the first day of the year it signifies fresh inspiration, a new start and a time to refresh all that is important to us. The world as a whole engages in the excitement and inspiration of new beginnings! “With the collective wave of inspiration and…
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A Few Reasons Why The Son-Rise Program® Focuses on Fun First!

1.) “Your child wants to have fun just like other children do! Children on the Autism spectrum may first need to calm and soothe themselves in the face of a fast-paced, unpredictable world, but they will always show you when they are ready to play! 2.) “When you act silly and prioritize having fun you…
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Giving Thanks to our Children on the Autism Spectrum

“Last month, we held our latest Son-Rise Program Start-Up – our foundational E-Learning Training Course for parents and caregivers. Attending from seven different countries around the globe, these wonderful participants came together to help their beautiful children. The children were from the ages of 1-23, and the amazing people representing these children, turned to us…
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We have the honor of helping parents from all around the world.

“We meet Mom’s and Dad’s from Africa, Singapore, Sweden, England, Saudi Arabia, all over the United States and the long list goes on! Even though each of these cultures and languages may be different, one common theme remains, the majority of our parents are feeling tired and they are pressuring themselves regularly. Pressuring themselves to…
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Raising a child with Autism Persistence versus Perfection

“What is the most important quality for a parent who wants to help their child on the Autism Spectrum? “As a parent of a child with Autism: • Do you feel guilty when your child is having a tantrum or seems to be in pain but you don’t know what is causing it and how…
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A Special Message To You From Bears About Volunteers!

Dear Son-Rise Program Moms & Dads, Please read and share with your volunteers – this will inspire and reaffirm how working with your child with autism will also be life-changing for them!!! Love, Bears (Barry Neil Kaufman, Son-Rise Program Co-Creator) THIS IS A SUPER SPECIAL EMAIL from LauRha who worked as a volunteer in the very…
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What Matters Most

by Bryn Hogan Executive Director of the Autism Treatment Center of America®& Deputy CEO of the Option Institute®   We have so many things we want our children to learn … so many goals:  We want them to sit at the table for a meal, use words to communicate what they want and what they feel, dress themselves,…
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Guilia

This is Giulia- isn’t she lovely!!! Giulia is another gentle soul with Autism I met on on my travels in Argentina. I was lucky enough to do A Son-Rise Program Outreach with her and her Mom Xexa. Not only does Xexa run a full time Son-Rise Program for her daughter which is bursting at the…
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Trust

From: Kim Trust. I dive the ocean of my being Through the waves I wrestle leaving Wanting not what is the blue Of my ocean… of my true A twisting body weaving round So lost in mind not touching ground Waves breaking through to carry me I push and pull… I cannot see Its only…
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