A Guide to Approaching the Holidays with Your Child

Would you like to move through this holiday season with more comfort and ease? Please know that we absolutely want to help you achieve this. Below, we have laid out some steps that will help you create a fun, relaxed and special experience for you, your beautiful child and your entire family. 1) Allow your child…
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Fun update and photos from Raun K. Kaufman in Vietnam!

Dear Sweet People, I thought you would so enjoy…this very personal and super fun travelogue (including photos) that Raun just sent to Samahria and me from Vietnam. Thank you Raun for continuing to bring the Son-Rise Program® to the world. Wow!!! Love, Bears PS: You really have to check out the photos below with Raun’s photo notations.…
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2 Tips to Help Your Teenager with Personal Hygiene

You made it! The time has come in your child’s life where they have reached puberty and you now have a hormonal teenager on your hands. Their body is changing and they are entering into their new journey towards adulthood. The Autism Treatment Center of America receives many questions from parents and caregivers about how…
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A Game for Socialization Created For a Highly Verbal Teenager

Many parents want game ideas for their highly verbal teenage and adult children on the Autism Spectrum. Here is a game that I created for a 16-year-old man that we worked with a few weeks ago! I hope that this game inspires you to come up with one of your own! One of the goals…
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Our Eyes Can Say So Much To Our Children Without Saying a Word

Have you ever heard the old expression that our eyes are the window to the soul? Have you ever considered that you are expressing so much to your children every single time that they look into your eyes? This week we are helping an 11-year-old boy, who traveled with his family from India, to be…
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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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