Joining Creates the Bond You May Be Looking for With Your Child

from the Autism Treatment Center of America  “When your child on the Autism Spectrum is stimming (doing repetitious, self-stimulating behaviors), it signals that their world feels unpredictable, and their brain is overloaded. Your child stims to create order in their world during these moments. When your children stims, they are also in a Red Light,…
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Helping Your Child Be Spontaneous Instead of Compliant

“Spontaneity is: when your child on the autism spectrum chooses by themselves to do a specific skill because they want to, because it’s appealing, and they find it fun to do so… These skills could be: to connect with another person to look at another person to talk to another person to be a part…
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Prioritize Social Skills Before Other Skills from the Autism Treatment Center of America and The Son-Rise Program

“As an autism parent, there are many skills that you might like your child to learn. From holding a spoon, toilet-training, brushing their teeth, buttoning their pants, learning to read… Plus lots more! These are all beneficial skills for your child on the autism spectrum to accomplish; however, nothing is more valuable than inspiring your…
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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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A Tribute to Our Children on the Autism Spectrum

“As a Son-Rise Program Senior teacher at the Autism Treatment Center of America®, I have had the precious honor of being able to spend time with over 700 children and adults on the autism spectrum. This has been the greatest gift of my life. For Autism Acceptance month, I wanted to share some snippets of…
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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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