AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Category: Tips

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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Gratitude is the heart of our Kindness Korner message #3!

“Probably one of the most powerful acts of Kindness we can perform is gratitude: for others, experiences, events, and ourselves. Gratitude is appreciating something or someone for its gifts and benefits to us. When we practice gratitude and take a moment to appreciate something, no matter how small, we are filled with that energy of…
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World Autism Awareness Day

“Today is World Autism Awareness Day! The latest statistics from the CDC website show that as of December 2021, 1 in 44 people are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum disorder.   “In The Son-Rise Program® we don’t just believe in raising Autism Awareness, but we believe in the importance of taking actions to support the…
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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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Kindness Korner #1

“At the Autism Treatment Center of America, we love Kindness … to ourselves, each other … including random acts of kindness … and, especially having kindness for our loved ones on the Autism Spectrum! “Why?  As a core human value, when practiced and received, kindness enhances love, connection, and joy in our relationship with ourselves…
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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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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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“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato, Greek Philosopher “Do you wish your son would tell you what he did in school? “Do you wish your daughter would tell you what she is thinking when she is really quiet? “Do you wish…
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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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Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child On The Autism Spectrum?

“There are many ways that parents and caregivers can help when their children seem to be experiencing anxiety. “Here are some loving and gentle ways to help your loved ones: • Anxiety is a sign that our children are experiencing stress in their daily life. A powerful way to help reduce their stress levels (and…
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