AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Category: Joining

World Autism Awareness Day

“Today is World Autism Awareness Day! The latest statistics from the CDC website show that as of December 2021, 1 in 44 people are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum disorder.   “In The Son-Rise Program® we don’t just believe in raising Autism Awareness, but we believe in the importance of taking actions to support the…
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Maximize Your Joining

“In The Son-Rise Program® – joining is the number one technique we use to bond with our amazing children on the Autism Spectrum. We join with our children when they are in a Red Light. Red Lights happen when our children are overloaded. They disconnect from interaction with other people and do their Isms (repetitious,…
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What to do when you feel your creativity is dried up!!!

“I had the honor of participating in Jade Hogan’s Son-Rise Program, a commitment of 5 years from start to finish! I remember at times, either as a team, or individually, we’d feel like our creativity had ‘dried up’. Maybe you have had those moments also.   “Here is what I came to learn from these…
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Joining Creates the Bond You May Be Looking for

“When our children on the Autism Spectrum are stimming/isming (doing repetitious, self-stimulating behaviors,) they are showing us that their world is unpredictable and their brain is on overload. They ism as a way to create order in their lives. During these times, they need to go inwards to soothe and calm themselves in this erratic…
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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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Ten Songs that Promote Kindness and Friendship – For our teenagers and adults

“In The Son-Rise Program®, we use every opportunity we can to promote friendship skills, kindness, and ways to support our children and adult on the Autism Spectrum to feel happy, and good about themselves. We like to be their biggest cheerleaders and support team! “Here are some ideas of songs that you can use when…
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The Miracle of Joining!

“Since the Autism Treatment Center opened in 1983, there have been families upon families visiting our custom-designed Son-Rise Program playroom learning The Son-Rise Program® techniques. The essential technique that set us apart from all other therapies of that time, and which has revolutionized Autism treatment to this day, is the Son-Rise Program technique … Joining…
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Inspiring Your Child To Form Clear Single Words

“In The Son-Rise Program®, we never give up on communication with our children. We passionately and joyfully persist in finding ways to help our children on the Autism Spectrum communicate. One of the first communication skills we work on with our sweet children is helping them verbally communicate what they want or don’t want, using…
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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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What is the best learning environment for your child? Group setting with peers or a one-on-one setting with an adult?

“The answer to this question can vary hugely depending primarily on two factors: a) Your child’s ability to regulate themselves, process, and filter sensory input. b) What level your child is currently at in their social development. “Determining what is the best learning environment for your child will help you address any learning differences your…
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