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You have “Red Light” moments too … it’s not just your child on the Autism spectrum

“Have you noticed that sometimes you might be impatient and even rude to the very people who are the closest to you, who help you the most, and who are your biggest supporters? “Guess what! You are not alone… And wait, do you also then feel guilty for having shouted at the wonderful person who…
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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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How do we address the seemingly immeasurable list of things to do when parenting a child on the autism spectrum?

“From therapies to special diets, doctors’ appointments, sleepless nights, cooking, cleaning, keeping your child safe, researching, finding time for your other children… “Can anyone relate??? ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.’ – Lao Tzu “We take one step at a time and trust that whatever we get done at that moment…
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The Importance of Putting Yourself First

Self Care for Autism Parents “When you are feeling tired, stressed, and overwhelmed, it’s challenging to be the parent you strive to be. Why? Overwhelm takes up a lot of your energy and can leave you utterly exhausted. From this perspective, it’s certainly not as easy to access the loving, resourceful, creative parent inside you…
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Say “Ahhh”: The Dreaded Dentist Visit

‘How can I prepare my child for a dentist or doctor’s visit?’ “Here are some practical actions from the Autism Treatment Center of America® using some of The Son-Rise Program® Principles you can take to support your child, in what parents typically report as being a nightmare-type situation for their children on the autism spectrum:…
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Being Playful Can be a Goal

“As parents and caregivers of children on the autism spectrum, there are literally hundreds of goals we could focus on right? IEP goals, speech goals, PT and OT goals, self-help goals, academic goals… the list goes on. It might sometimes feel like we could spend a lifetime working on all these goals and never be…
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KINDNESS KORNER #7: KINDNESS IS … ACCEPTING EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.

“Hello, wonderful Autism parent/caregiver!   “We at the Autism Treatment Center of America know that you, as a parent/caregiver of someone on the autism spectrum, often experience situations where your child does something you do not understand. In fact, I may have just described what could be your regular, daily experience.   “Having an attitude…
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Did you know?

“Did you know that when your child is stimming, they are doing the best they can to take care of themselves at that moment? “It is extremely challenging for an Autistic person to process sensory input and take in the many aspects of the world around them… “Stimming – what we call isming in The…
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Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child on the Autism Spectrum?

“Anxiety is extremely prevalent among children and teenagers in our world today. More than ever before, do we hear of such a huge proportion of our young people experiencing immense levels of anxiety on a daily basis… Although this subject might seem very complex, the solution can be a lot more simple than we realize.…
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Use Face Paints to Draw Attention to You and Encourage Interaction

“Here are three ways that you can use face paints to encourage more interaction with your child on the Autism Spectrum. 1) “Become your child’s favorite animal or character! Does your child love Spiderman, Pikachu, or Tigers? Try painting your face to look like their favorite character before you spend time with your child. As…
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