New Foods, Yum Yum

Good afternoon. As a lot of you know, here at The Autism Treatment Center of America we have a program called The Son-Rise Program Intensive . It is a program where a child diagnosed on Autism Spectrum comes with their parents for a week. We work with their child each day using The Son-Rise Program…
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The Power of Being Silly

There is something about this sweet little video that felt so good to my heart. I love knowing that there are people in the world who believe in random acts of silliness. The impact of our love and silliness on those around us is such a profound and beautiful gift. When we are willing to…
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Tales from a Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator – the meeting of my first Son-Rise Program family

So I went to meet Robert. The first thing that struck me and will stay with me forever was Anna (Roberts Mom’s) passion, excitement and apparent joy for her Son (could it be that she was actually happy about the fact that her son was Autistic?), at that time, I had no idea that you…
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Invitation

Good Morning!Yesterday an “Autism Expert” from England visited us at The Autism Treatment Center of America. She is responsible for the education of Autistic children in the school system in a region of England. She was a lovely, open, knowledgeable and dedicated lady. She was on vacation in Vermont with her husband celebrating their 40…
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Excitement!

Hello! This morning I was watching one of our amazing staff, Son-Rise Program Child facilitator, Camila Titone, playing with a 6 year old boy called Andrew….and what a charmer Andrew is. As I watched her leap around the room spreading joy as she said the word jump many times, I noticed that I myself was…
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Sleeping Children

Currently I am writing a little booklet on how to get your child to sleep through the night, in their own bed, AND in their own room. WOW I hear some of you sigh, wouldn’t that be nice! I know a lot of you, whether your children are typical or special rarely experience the beautiful…
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Embracing Change

Everything is changing, this you probably know. Now, for some things, we like to think it just happens to other people, they are changing and we are not. Yet life is really good at gently or not so gently reminding us that change happens to us all. Take for instance our physical body, I play…
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