Category: Parenting

Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum

Persistence vs. Perfection… What is the most important quality for an autism parent to have? “As a parent of a child with Autism:  “Do you feel guilty when your child has a tantrum or seems to be in pain but don’t know what is causing it and how to stop it?  “Do you believe at…
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Why Does Having a Loving and Accepting Attitude Matter to You and Your Child on the Autism Spectrum?

“When you are relaxed and having fun with your child on the autism spectrum, don’t things just seem to be… easier? You can be in the moment and enjoy your child for who they are! “When you implement a loving and accepting attitude with your child, you will also have easier access to the resources…
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Two Tips to Inspire Your Child to Eat New Foods

“What your child on the autism spectrum eats has a significant impact on the following: – Their overall sense of well-being. – Their behavior. – Their ability to engage with other people and the world around them. “Implementing a special autism diet with your child could support them in these areas. Here are two tips…
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The importance of varying the games you play with your child in The Son-Rise Program Playroom from the Autism Treatment Center of America

“Incorporating fun and playful variations to re-occurring activities that you regularly play with your child will ensure that you don’t become repetitive and rigid yourself when playing with them, and this will model to your child that being flexible is fun…   “If you have been implementing The Son-Rise Program with your child on the…
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Three Springtime Activities to Play with your Child on the Autism Spectrum from the Autism Treatment Center of America

Create a Bug Hotel 1. “Collect items to make your Bug Hotel, you’ll need: an empty plastic two-liter bottle (cut into two cylinders) seeds, sticks, pinecones, moss, leaves, a piece of bamboo, and other nature items for bugs to hide in. 2. “When your child engages with you, explain that you will make a fantastic, cozy…
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Create an Amazing Autism Support Team for Your Child

“Would you like to surround yourself, and your child on the autism spectrum with a team of supportive people, who can help you implement The Son-Rise Program®? This article from the Autism Treatment Center of America® will help you get started in creating an amazing Support Team for your child. “Some of the benefits of…
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Current Autism Therapy Not Working?

Current Autism Therapy Not Working? “Do you find your child is not benefiting and learning from school or their therapies? Maybe you even find that your child seems stressed and resistant to them…   “We can help! A significant reason why our children on the Autism Spectrum do not respond to specific educational approaches is…
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The Son-Rise Program Approach to Setting Boundaries with Our Children

“Setting limits and boundaries is an essential part of parenting and is a very important piece of helping our on the autism spectrum children grow to be healthy, well-rounded adults. Setting boundaries is an act of love, especially when done with clarity and ease! In The Son-Rise Program®, we set boundaries in three main areas:…
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Entertaining Your Child Helps Them Connect and Learn

“Connecting and relating to other people is the key to enhancing your special child’s ability to participate and be a part of the world around them. Being able to attend to and sustain their focus on another person is a prerequisite to your child being able to learn: more language, have peer interactions, and learn…
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The more control you give, the more permission you get

“As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you ask yourself: Why is my child on the autism spectrum rigid and controlling? And how can I support my special child in becoming more flexible?   “At the Autism Treatment Center of America® and The Son-Rise Program® we understand that everyone seeks to have…
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