AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Category: Parenting

KINDNESS KORNER #4

“Hello and Welcome to our Kindness Korner post #4: MODEL ‘being kind’ to your child on the Autism Spectrum. “Why do we want our children to be kind to others? “Learning to be kind to others will enhance any child’s relationship skills as well as be a beneficial experience for them. We want this for…
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Autism Siblings Want Help (and might have questions too!)

“Does your neurotypical child have questions about their sibling’s Autism? We’d like to make this subject an easy, comfortable, and FUN process to engage in with our children. So let’s see how we can make this important conversation enjoyable for you and your child with new perspectives and honest sharing. “Here are some questions or…
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Does Humor Help Learning & Connection?

“A sense of humor can brighten up family life. You can blow raspberries on your baby’s belly, put on a silly hat and chase a 3-year-old, or pretend to fall into a pile of leaves to amuse your first-grader. As kids grow into pre-teens and teens, their sense of what’s funny becomes more sophisticated and…
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A Solution for Control Battles

“Flexibility is one of the four fundamentals of The Son-Rise Program® Social Developmental Model – our social curriculum that has supported thousands of families worldwide in helping their children with socialization. If you are getting into frequent control battles with your child, this could mean your child is having a challenge being flexible. Part of…
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Autism and Puberty “HOW TO’S”

“In The Son-Rise Program, we welcome all changes that our children are going through with open arms. When our children hit puberty, this territory comes along with many new changes. As our children’s bodies develop and change, we will want to help them with important self-grooming skills. Encouraging them to embrace things like shower and…
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Gain New Inspiration with Toilet Training Your Child

“Potty training our children in the Autism Spectrum can take persistence and patience, but the great news is that it is POSSIBLE! “If you have started potty training, but feel like you have stalled, we have some Son-Rise Program tips to share that could help get you back on the path to a diaper-free existence.…
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Current Autism Therapy Not Working?

“Do you find that your child is currently not benefiting and learning from school or from his/ her therapies? Maybe you even find that your child seems stressed and resistant to them… “We can help! A major reason why our children on the Autism Spectrum do not respond to certain educational approaches is that many…
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Respond to Your Child’s Cues

“One extremely simple thing you can do to inspire your child to want to connect with people more often, is to respond to their cues. Our children’s cues mean – any communication, body language, or indication of their needs they could be using. When we respond to any and all cues our children give, we…
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Varying the Game Your Child Loves

“We want to help our children on the Autism Spectrum to find people to be fun, interesting and exciting. Why? Because socially connecting and relating to people is a big challenge. When you are in a game or activity with your amazing child, try The Son-Rise Program® technique of Varying the Game to inspire more…
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Let’s talk about the Alternatives to Discipline!

From the Merriam-Webster dictionary – Definition of discipline (verb): 1. to punish or penalize for the sake of enforcing obedience and perfecting moral character 2. practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience “When working with parents from all over the world, from different cultures and…
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