Category: Joining

More of Jack’s Playroom Stories!

FROM JACK: Hey again guys. I have just finished spending the day with a wonderful family who are using The Son-Rise Program to help recover their autistic son. Wow – what a day it has been – full of laughter, play and isming. In fact, a perfect example of everything I love about The Son-Rise…
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Time is on my Side

FROM SIMONE: It has actually been some time since I have written my first and last blog as I took a three week break in my home country of Brazil and the internet connection there wasn’t as reliable as I hoped it to be. I came back longing to write about how my son Thiago…
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The Stimulus Called “Ism Mode”

FROM GERD: When I talk to families, sometimes I hear a concern, a worry or an alarm go off when they report that their child has entered an “ism mode”. A time when children, often out of the blue, intensify their ism, become more withdrawn, exclusive and/or controlling. It can last a few days or…
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Do You Want to Learn More About Your Child?

FROM KATRINA: Hello friends,This week in the Son-Rise Program Intensive we have a handsome young man. He is not as obvious as some kids in his interests. He will not walk up to you and hand you a toy or look at you and request an item off of the shelf. No, my new friend…
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Jack’s Playroom Stories #2

Hullo friends 🙂 So here is another wonderful moment that I have had in the Son-Rise Program playroom, here at the Autism Treatment Center of America. Over the last two weeks, the staff here have had the immense privilege of working with the most incredible, sweet 33 year old man with Autism. We have had…
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The Miracle of Joining

FROM SIMONE: I was born with epilepsy of the fainting type. After the several tests and scans they performed they also gave me a second and strange diagnosis, “Arrhythmia of the brain” which meant that my brain waves “ticked” faster than usual. Thirty seven years later when my son was diagnosed with autism I came…
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From Kate Wilde:Joining the Ism

From Kate Wilde: Joining the the ism is at the heart of the Son-Rise Program, it is not just about the actions we take as we join in with our children’s activities it is about how we feel and think as we take part in our children’s isms. Click on the video below to hear…
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From Katrina – Exclusivity is exciting!

Hello again fellow playroom superstars! This week I had another amazing example of how being exclusive helps a child grow. We have a lovely little girl here this week who had a challenge being completely stable on her feet. She would often lean into you while walking stairs, or jump at you instead of moving…
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Building Desire

From Kate Wilde: Building desire within an autistic child to want to connect, interact and create friendships, that is what the Son-Rise Program is all about. If a child has that desire within them, then they are more likely to be spontaneous and to initiate interactions. We want our children to willingly and freely choose…
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Isms

From Kate Wilde: Picture this: A small boy with Autism, his short brown hair sticking up right in the middle of his head. Beautiful dark eyes, so silent and graceful as he moves around the room. He focuses on his plasticine, rolling and rolling, creating and creating. He rolls one ball then another, then another…
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