Category: High functioning

The Perfect Moment to Create a Son-Rise Program for your Child is Now

“Have you been wanting to create a Son-Rise Program for your child on the Autism spectrum, but at the same time, you keep waiting for the perfect moment to do it? Maybe you have been waiting… • To feel more energized and motivated to do the work? • For your spouse to be on the…
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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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Help Your Highly Verbal Child Answer Personal Questions

“If you have a child or adult (on the Autism Spectrum) who is highly verbal and can answer questions about factual information (e.g ‘Where is the soccer ball?’ ‘Who is the girl wearing the red coat?’ ‘Which character is this in the book?’), but they seem to have a challenge answering personal questions (that require…
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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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Why using a Son-Rise Program playroom is the ideal place to implement the program with your child on the Autism Spectrum?

• “Our children and adults on the Autism Spectrum have a huge challenge processing sensory stimulus and filtering out irrelevant information from the environment and the people around them. The world can seem very loud, chaotic, and disorganized for our children on the spectrum. This can lead to sensory-overload, or to our children being easily…
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Let’s inspire a love of looking at people! Because the more our children look at us, the more they learn from us…

“Where our eyes go to, often indicates where our attention goes. The same is true for our children, when they spontaneously look at us, which indicates that most of their attention is on us. Our children are showing to us that in that moment they are interested in us and want to engage with us.…
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How Introducing Props Helps Your Child Play with Friends

“In The Son-Rise Program®, we want to help our children on the Autism spectrum feel confident when interacting with peers. We want them to feel successful when creating friendships. We want our children to understand what playing with other people looks like. If we help our children with this skill now, they will be ready…
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The Son-Rise Program® Approach to Wearing Masks

MASKS!!! They come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes, and colors. Love them or hate them, as long as this pandemic continues (and perhaps for the rest of our lives in some way, shape, or form), we all need to wear them. Masks are very much here in our lives and the lives of…
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A Game for Socialization Created For a Highly Verbal Teenager

Many parents want game ideas for their highly verbal teenage and adult children on the Autism Spectrum. Here is a game that I created for a 16-year-old man that we worked with a few weeks ago! I hope that this game inspires you to come up with one of your own! One of the goals…
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