Category: Inspiration

For our Kindness Korner #2

Welcome back to the Kindness Korner! “For our Kindness Korner #2 post, I would like to share a very special moment from my life: my dear friend, Beverly (who was a teacher at our center who practiced kindness throughout her life), shared her ultimate act of kindness when taking the final breaths of her life.…
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Does Humor Help Learning & Connection?

“A sense of humor can brighten up family life. You can blow raspberries on your baby’s belly, put on a silly hat and chase a 3-year-old, or pretend to fall into a pile of leaves to amuse your first-grader. As kids grow into pre-teens and teens, their sense of what’s funny becomes more sophisticated and…
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“Thank you my friend for allowing me to enter your world, and for noticing me there loving you!”

“He moved his string with one hand, in a complex, sophisticated motion. Every movement looked intentional and precise…  He tilted his head and watched in amusement his own perfectly choreographed dance! “My friend looked at ease and relaxed – seemingly finding peace in the predictability of being the director and the performer of his own…
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Gain New Inspiration with Toilet Training Your Child

“Potty training our children in the Autism Spectrum can take persistence and patience, but the great news is that it is POSSIBLE! “If you have started potty training, but feel like you have stalled, we have some Son-Rise Program tips to share that could help get you back on the path to a diaper-free existence.…
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Let’s talk about the Alternatives to Discipline!

From the Merriam-Webster dictionary – Definition of discipline (verb): 1. to punish or penalize for the sake of enforcing obedience and perfecting moral character 2. practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience “When working with parents from all over the world, from different cultures and…
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“When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking”

“I would love to share this beautiful poem with all of you – wonderful, loving, and dedicated Son-Rise Program parents and caregivers….” – Camila Titone, Senior Son-Rise Program Teacher “When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking” Poem by: Mary Rita Schilke Korazan “When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you hang my first painting on…
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Either DO WHAT YOU LOVE (if you can) or choose to LOVE WHAT YOU DO.

“If you ‘choose’ (and that is the important word) to wear a mask to protect yourself and others, then do it with joy, celebration, and gratitude. Let’s go to that word ‘choose.’ Some situations (actually, many) are thrust into our lives…unexpectedly and, often, without an invitation (like the Coronavirus pandemic). However, how we choose (ah,…
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Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child On The Autism Spectrum?

“There are many ways that parents and caregivers can help when their children seem to be experiencing anxiety. “Here are some loving and gentle ways to help your loved ones: • Anxiety is a sign that our children are experiencing stress in their daily life. A powerful way to help reduce their stress levels (and…
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What Son-Rise Program Perspective Can We Use To Make ALL Of Our Relationships EASIER?!

“Nobody said relationships were easy, right? Moreover, nobody said that our lives were going to be easy, right? Such as, COVID-19 and all of its repercussions currently influencing our circumstances, our welfare, and the ones we love… “Some things are happening outside of ourselves that we can have an impact on but we cannot necessarily…
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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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