Category: Gratitude

Setting an Intention

From Kim: Here at the Autism Treatment Center of America we start our week with intentions that we carry out throughout the week. On Monday morning we all sit down as a group and wake our minds and hearts up with inspiring words about the work we do and the families we get to share…
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I’m off to see The Start -Up, the Wonderful Start-Up in the UK…

FROM SIMONE – …Because, because, because, because because is the most wonderful week in the World!! (sing to the melody of the Wizard of Oz song title) Ok it didn’t rhyme, but that is how I feel when I volunteer at a Son-Rise Start-Up Program, I feel like singing, like if life was a magical…
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11 Inspirational Quotes for 2011

“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”Ralph Waldo Emerson “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”Aldous Huxley “There is more…
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Walk Beside Us … A Walk to Remember

FROM JAMIE: The first day of our walk for Tyler and I was February 27, 1994, the day she was born. She was a beautiful girl though her head was larger than normal. An MRI taken at Chidrens Memorial in Chicago, IL showed an arachnoid cyst at the base of her brain. The neurosurgeon said…
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FROM BEARS: Thank you…

THANK YOU… to everyone who comes to our programs, who writes to me after you read one of my books & who posts the most delicious, thoughtful & loving notations on my Facebook wall. THANK YOU for all the kindness & tender thoughts/for being part of my extended family. WE HAVE ALL CHANGED BECAUSE WE…
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FROM BEARS: Thanks/Giving

Thank you universe/God for my ability to have sweet thoughts and feelings. Thank you Samahria for being the angel of my life. Thank you my children for the adventures & nourishing of caring and giving & loving. Thank you our students for honoring us with your wanting to learn & grow. GIVING means being kind…
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Listen to What I Hear

FROM JAMIE: This story begins in 1995. Tyler is 14 months old. What they said: “They” are 9 medical professionals from Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychiatirst, Medical Physician, and several Therapists. “Tyler is Severely Organic Brain Dysfunctioned. I’m sorry this happened to you. You will be lucky if she dresses herself or feeds herself. Expect nothing more. Put…
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Love at First Sight

FROM SIMONE – Have you ever been in love when you were 12 or 13 years old? Remember the feeling when you first stepped in your new house? When your Baby was born? When you first listened to that song you really love? When you bought what you saved for, for months, or years? I…
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Son-Rise Attitude Public Moment

FROM JAMIE:A few years back I had a Son-Rise Attitude Pulic Moment that I will never forget. One reason I will never forget is because had I not taken on the “Son-Rise Attitude,” I would have had a much different experience….. I was taking Tyler to meet her dad for his scheduled visitation day. I…
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Outreach

FROM GABY: Tthis week we were blessed with an outreach with Gerd. Of all the Son-Rise Program teachers he was the only one I had never met, even though I had heard lots about him from other parents and had seen videos of him playing with their children. An outreach is one of the biggest…
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