Category: Joining

Joining Joys!

FROM KATRINA: I love to join! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t walk into the playroom and think, I really hope this guy doesn’t want to play today so I can just join him. However, I do love my opportunities to join just as much as love my opportunities to play. Here are a few…
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Give Your Child Something to Look at!

FROM WILLIAM: I just finished working with a wonderful boy, here in our Son-Rise Program Intensive playroom. One of his main challenges was attention span, it was very short. During my time with him, he was isming pretty strongly – sitting at the table that was covered with an assortment of different objects. A plastic…
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Love the Ism!

FROM SIMONE – Even though in the Son-Rise Program we are told to join our children’s isms and we are reminded over and over how they are the door to our children’s world, I too have caught myself thinking or saying “How can I make this stop?” I have thought for months before going to…
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When In Doubt, Join!

FROM BECKY: This week at our Son-Rise Program Intensive, we have worked with the most delightful four year old boy who at times will look a lot during his exclusive activities (e.g. rolling a train across a window sill repetitiously or drumming on a table with drumsticks). On first glance it looks like he is…
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No Response? Time to Join!

FROM KATRINA: I just have so much fun writing about my playroom time and my continuous lessons learned I want to share again because if it’s happening here at the Autism Treatment Center of America it is probably happening elsewhere in the world. This week at our Son-Rise Program Intensive we have a cute, cuddly…
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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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