AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

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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“Thank you my friend for allowing me to enter your world, and for noticing me there loving you!”

“He moved his string with one hand, in a complex, sophisticated motion. Every movement looked intentional and precise…  He tilted his head and watched in amusement his own perfectly choreographed dance! “My friend looked at ease and relaxed – seemingly finding peace in the predictability of being the director and the performer of his own…
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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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Maximize Your Joining

“In The Son-Rise Program® – joining is the number one technique we use to bond with our amazing children on the Autism Spectrum. We join with our children when they are in a Red Light. Red Lights happen when our children are overloaded. They disconnect from interaction with other people and do their Isms (repetitious,…
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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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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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