Tales from a Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator – why a playroom?

When I first began working with Robert one to one, he didn’t have a playroom. His parents were working on turning his bedroom into a playroom but hadn’t quite got that up and running yet so for now, I was going to learn the principles of The Son-Rise Program while playing with him around the…
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Tales from a Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator – my world in a playroom

It was time for one of my volunteer playroom sessions in The Son-Rise Program, and having come straight from work, I wasn’t wearing appropriate playroom clothes. I asked Anna if I could borrow an old T-Shirt for my session. At the time she was running the program at her parent’s house so she leant me…
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poppy

I’m a proud Mummy of 2 sons, one of whom is blessed with Autism and the other who is his STAR therapist. We are currently involved in the Son Rise Program and absolutely enjoy every minute of it. Due to Anthony’s Autism we have become healthier, more aware, more loving, growing spiritually, mentally and absolutely…
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Meaningful Hope For A New Son-Rise Mom:

I just wrote this to a Son-Rise Program mom on my Facebook wall (check it out if you haven’t viewed it). She had written a sweet note to me. Hi, Amazing Rosemary: There are many who feel it is appropriate, even prudent, to look at a child and say they’ll never really improve or overcome…
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A Son-Rise Kind of Love

Imagine the beauty of a sleeping child … all innocent, all goodness, just perfect as is … that’s without looking tenderly into your eyes, without doing a single action (no performance required), without giving you anything – not even a smile, without making any overtures of love or caring, and without any indication that they…
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Back to Basics

Hi. I’m a Son-Rise Mum and I have been running a programme for 5 years. Has it been hard? Yes. Has it been glorious? Yes. Is my daughter still autistic? Yes. Did I hope otherwise? Yes. So many Yes’s. But the hardest one has been Back to Basics. You see, when we started, my daughter…
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Wide Awake

Good Morning! It’s Friday the sun in streaming into my office window, and I am filled with a huge feeling of gratitude for my life. Working here At the Autism Treatment Center Of America I get to do what I most enjoy. This week we have a beautiful 8 year old, he is Autistic, tall…
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Acceptance

Good Morning! In the Son-Rise Program accepting autistic children where they are in their development plays an integral part in helping and encouraging them to want to reach out and communicate and interact with those around them. It is also one of the most important things we can do for ourselves, not just when we…
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Tales from a Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator – falling in love

When I first started working in The Son-Rise Program playroom with Robert, the idea was to work with him one to one, follow his lead and connect with him by joining in his world when he was exclusive and celebrating his attempts to connect with me. That would be the basis to help him build…
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A Work In Progress, for the rest of my life

I have had many years of learning to let go of what I don’t want, and going after what I do want in a clear and passionate way, both at work (as a teacher and trainer in The Son-Rise Program) and in my personal life. I am feeling pretty good at it at this stage…
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