AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Category: Volunteers

A Special Message To You From Bears About Volunteers!

Dear Son-Rise Program Moms & Dads, Please read and share with your volunteers – this will inspire and reaffirm how working with your child with autism will also be life-changing for them!!! Love, Bears (Barry Neil Kaufman, Son-Rise Program Co-Creator) THIS IS A SUPER SPECIAL EMAIL from LauRha who worked as a volunteer in the very…
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Tips on Training Volunteers

FROM SIMONE – As I mentioned in my previous blog about recruiting volunteers I was going to share my experience of running a Son-Rise Program since 2005, I am a Brazilian Mom to an English 9 year old autistic boy, we live in London in the United Kingdom. Before becoming a Son-Rise Program Mom I…
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Guilia

This is Giulia- isn’t she lovely!!! Giulia is another gentle soul with Autism I met on on my travels in Argentina. I was lucky enough to do A Son-Rise Program Outreach with her and her Mom Xexa. Not only does Xexa run a full time Son-Rise Program for her daughter which is bursting at the…
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A dream come true

From Gaby:Last weekend Gerd Winkler Son-Rise teacher came to our house for an Out-Reach. Having met him last year for the first time, Tybalt this time greeted him enthusiastically and told him all about his favorite Characters (disney cars ). Gerd didn’t understand that Mater one of the cars figures could take on another figure…
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10 Tips – Recruit Volunteers for your Son-Rise Program

FROM SIMONE – Before being a Son-Rise Program Mom, I had experience as a teacher, as well as, a trainer for a loyalty marketing agency, so it is no surprise that in my role directing my son’s Son-Rise Program, I would be attracted to recruiting and training volunteers. During the six years I have been…
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Be what you want your volunteers to be

From Gaby: Be a happy detective when you look at your child, is one of the things we learn and use very often. Yesterday I was thinking about my feedbacks when I realized that I use the same principle when it comes to my volunteers. Be a happy detective when you want to find out…
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Volunteers

From Kate Wilde: This past weekend I spent three days in Baltimore having fun with a great family who are running a Son-Rise Program for their three year old boy with Autism. Boy was he cute- one of the many cute things about him was that he would talk to you while looking straight into…
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From Bears: Accountability with Excellence

A quote from Warren Buffet – “When you hire someone, you look for brains, energy and integrity, and if they don’t have the third, integrity, you better watch out, because the first two will (or can) kill you.” A bit over the top but the point is useful. Always ask for accountability with excellence. And…
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Last Post on Getting Volunteers!

FROM BECKY: Here are some more helpful things to take into account when creating the “Dream Team” of volunteers to work with your child for your Son-Rise Program. Once you have decided who you want to now take on as a volunteer with your child, you are ready to really see how suitable this person…
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Screening Volunteers!

FROM BECKY: Here are some more helpful ideas that will help you to get the volunteers that you want for your Son-Rise Program. 1) Why do you want to be a volunteer? This is one of the most important questions to ask prospective volunteers, remember, at the early stages of recruiting, you are feeling out…
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