Category: Inspiration

Work on Self-Help Skills with Your Child with Autism

“Dressing, Toileting, Washing, Brushing teeth, Combing hair, and Eating Independently – these are just a few of the skills that will support your child with autism to learn to take care of themselves. Here are some helpful suggestions that will show you how you can approach these things in a fun and motivating way for…
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One Way to Prioritize Connection Over Skills with Your Child

“If you are looking for an impactful way to help your child on the autism spectrum grow, here is a helpful tip: Encourage your child to physically participate during activities with you. “Encouraging Your Child to Physically Participate in activities with you could look like this: ‘Hold my hands and jump with me’ ‘Turn the…
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Kindness Korner #9

Embracing each other’s differences! “We don’t always have to be the same or agree on the same things to be kind to one another. Embracing each other’s differences is loving, and kind and… can make life wonderfully interesting! “There are many ways your child on the autism spectrum can look or speak or behave ‘differently’…
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You have “Red Light” moments too … it’s not just your child on the Autism spectrum

“Have you noticed that sometimes you might be impatient and even rude to the very people who are the closest to you, who help you the most, and who are your biggest supporters? “Guess what! You are not alone… And wait, do you also then feel guilty for having shouted at the wonderful person who…
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Autism Toileting Tips using Son-Rise Program techniques from the Autism Treatment Center of America®

“One of the areas that we, as a human race are extremely diverse around… is our toileting experience! • Some cultures sit on their toilets • Others squat above their toilets • Some are very particular about the type of toilet paper they use • Some cultures prefer to use a bidet • Do you…
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Become a BEST FRIEND…

“Become a BEST FRIEND to a child with AUTISM…by joining them in their world!!!! “Our children are only ‘along’ if there is no one to JOIN them in their world!!! “Let’s show them they have a FRIEND!” Camila Titone, Senior Son-Rise Program Teacher

How do we address the seemingly immeasurable list of things to do when parenting a child on the autism spectrum?

“From therapies to special diets, doctors’ appointments, sleepless nights, cooking, cleaning, keeping your child safe, researching, finding time for your other children… “Can anyone relate??? ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.’ – Lao Tzu “We take one step at a time and trust that whatever we get done at that moment…
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Five Game Ideas for Fine Motor Skills

“If your child on the autism spectrum has a challenge with their fine motor skills – here are some activities you can try to make practicing these skills fun and motivating for your child. 1) “Clothes Line Balloons! For our children who love balloons and anticipation. “Attach a long piece of string from one side…
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The Importance of Putting Yourself First

Self Care for Autism Parents “When you are feeling tired, stressed, and overwhelmed, it’s challenging to be the parent you strive to be. Why? Overwhelm takes up a lot of your energy and can leave you utterly exhausted. From this perspective, it’s certainly not as easy to access the loving, resourceful, creative parent inside you…
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Say “Ahhh”: The Dreaded Dentist Visit

‘How can I prepare my child for a dentist or doctor’s visit?’ “Here are some practical actions from the Autism Treatment Center of America® using some of The Son-Rise Program® Principles you can take to support your child, in what parents typically report as being a nightmare-type situation for their children on the autism spectrum:…
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