Category: Joining

The Benefits of Celebrating Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

“The benefits of celebrating your child on the autism spectrum from the Autism Treatment Center of America® and The Son-Rise Program®: ‘I love that you just shared that story with me.’ ‘It’s just the best thing ever when I get to see your eyes!’ ‘Woohoo, you are an amazing tooth-brusher.’ ‘Thank you for giving me…
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Practice being curious with your child

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure, and a love of play.”   Henri Matisse French painter 1869–1954   “For this week, we at the Autism Treatment Center of America® invite you 😊 – to practice being curious with your child on the autism spectrum using some of…
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Two Fun Ways to Work on Gross Motor Skills with Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

“Standing, walking, running, jumping, crawling, rolling, sitting upright, throwing, catching, and kicking a ball – these are some examples of gross motor skills. Strengthening gross motor skills promotes health and refines balance, strength, muscle endurance, and coordination. “At The Autism Treatment Center of America®, we use The Son-Rise Program® approach to make learning fun and motivating…
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Three Fun Holiday Activities to Play with Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

“Pin the nose on the snowman! 1. “Print off an image of a cartoon snowman and an image of a carrot from the internet. 2. “Cut the carrot out with scissors, and put some tape on the back. The carrot will act as the snowman’s nose. 3. “Tape the snowman to the wall of the…
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Here are some fun ideas to do with your children while celebrating the end of the year and the Holidays!

“Using 12 blank pieces of paper or individual cards, write down the fun activities below on each card: “Write Holiday Cards for your neighbors or stuffed animals. “Learn how to sing a new Holiday song. “Go on a nature walk and pick different fun things (twigs, pine cones, acorns, rocks, seeds, etc) – then make…
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Why Varying Your Child’s Favorite Game is Helpful

“Socially connecting and relating to people is a big challenge for our children on the autism spectrum. Therefore, we want to help our children view people as exciting and fun to be around as much as possible. Each time you work on your child’s social skills, it becomes a stepping stone to helping them in…
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How to Inspire Change in Your Child with Autism

“Do you want your child on the autism spectrum to connect with you? “Do you long for your child to be able to communicate/have meaningful conversations with you? “Do you hope your child will make friends and experience cherished relationships? “The great news is, your child can learn all these skills, even if they are…
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Joining the Ism

“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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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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Fun Hat Activity

“This activity is easy to prepare and easy to play with your child, it’s also super fun! During this activity, you can encourage your child to engage with you by looking in your eyes and even physically participating in the game. “All you will need is a few different types of hats. The hats can…
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