Setting boundaries and giving control

Creating clear, strong boundaries for our children is the partner to giving them as much control as possible. This may seem confusing, but this combination creates a very safe and well-defined environment for our special children, their siblings and for you. Even when we give our children as much control as possible that does not…
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Doctors Recommend The Son-Rise Program!

“…details with clarity the triumph of love over autism in a way that is both convincing and reproducible.  As a psychiatrist, I am embarrassed to still hear ‘experts’ in my field describe autism as untreatable and to find that they are unaware of the miracle that the Kaufmans have created.” –John S. Weltner, M.D., Child…
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No age-limit in The Son-Rise Program!

The Son-Rise Program® Is Helpful For Your Child No Matter How Old They Are! We recently had the privilege of working with a teenager in our playroom a few weeks ago. He was 18-years-old, very active, and during his Red Lights he loved to sing. He would clutch his hands together, sing into his imaginary…
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Handling Criticism From Others

There is no shortage of opinions, from other parents, teachers, family members, doctors, therapists, the person behind you in line at the grocery store. So what can you do when others say unkind or judgmental things about your child or parenting? You can tell yourself: • Other people’s criticism about me or my child is about…
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Getting started with The Son-Rise Program® on a budget

If you are on a budget and want to run a Son-Rise Program, do not let finances hold you back. Get started right away with the following ideas! Playroom Ideas:  Instead of setting up a specially adapted playroom, you can use your child’s bedroom for now. Clean out the clutter to make it distraction free…
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Read what Doctors are saying about The Son-Rise Program®!

“In my practice of psychiatry in a teaching hospital over several decades, I have never been introduced to a set of clinical principles as powerful, elegant and effective as those of The Son-Rise Program. By joining children in their world, practitioners of The Son-Rise Program endeavor to eliminate the sense of isolation so often experienced…
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Helping Your Neurotypical Child Love Their Special Sibling!

How can we help our neurotypical children understand and love their special siblings? Being the sibling of a child with Autism could be a challenge or a blessing – It depends on what we teach to our neurotypical children! Our neurotypical children are sponges. They are constantly learning from us. Let’s become aware of what we…
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The Son-Rise Program® is Doctor Recommended!

“I am a physician who treats thousands of children & adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and I have seen Raun K. Kaufman and The Son-Rise Program in action both for my own son and for countless others. The Program is sensible and useful for affected persons with ASD’s of all ages, and I refer patients to The…
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Why hope is essential for your child’s future growth!

In the world of Autism today, there is a great focus on what our children are not doing and on all their challenges. Think of all the IEPs, teacher’s and doctor’s reports, letters sent home etc. There is rarely a celebration for who our children are and for what they are doing! This can lead…
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Getting started with “joining!”

In last week’s blog, we suggested you spend one-on-one time with your child noticing the way he/she “operates,” and noticing some of their behaviors.  Starting today, if you can, spend 15 – 30 minutes with your child one-on-one doing that. When spending one-on-one time with your child, you may notice your child doing some of…
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