Motivation and understanding

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antonie de Saint-Exupery. Again this speaks to The Son-Rise Program, taught here at The Autism Treatment Center of America. The…
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Love With Abandonment

Today is a great day, my niece is 8 today, she is a lovely lively chatty and completely delightful lady who is a shinning example of giving gratitude and loving without restraint. Today I wake up to a very early morning call (she lives in England, America is 5 hours behind English time!), I picked…
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Amazing Son-Rise Program Celebrations!

Dearest most amazing teachers, guides and friends, It is my huge privilege and honour to train at the Autism Treatment Center of America (TM) as a professional Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator. I want to share with you my huge and heartfelt gratitude for the beauty and power of The Son-Rise Program. I want to share…
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Inspiring Video

Hi Everyone! Check out this incredible video. I met these parents through The Son-Rise Program when they started their program with their son Adrian. What I love about the video is that it highlights the fact that there is hope from recover from Autism, a view also shared by our staff at The Autism Treatment…
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Be what you want.

“We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful mean” M.L.King. The Son-Rise Program does just this. We are about helping Autistic and Aspergers children be able to interact and…
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An Inspiring Letter from a Son-Rise Dad

This letter arrived last week from a Son-Rise Dad whose child went from on-the-spectrum to off-the-spectrum in just 17 weeks. Truly a miracle! Hi Bears, Hope you are well. My name is William Dunne and I live in Belfast, Northern Ireland with my wife Shauna and two children: Ronan (7) and Lorcan (3). Lorcan was…
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No matter what, change is possible.

Good Morning!!! This week at the Son-Rise Program Intensive we have a 32 year old man who has Autism. He is here with his Mom, Aunt and a fabulous volunteer. He loves clicking his pen, dancing, and looking at magazines, especially about food.He has been here just for two days now, and already we are…
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“Autism Is Awesome, Mom”

Please read this exchange from my facebook wall — Wow!! Yen K.O. Dear Bears, something I want to share with you. Lately, as I’ve been thinking that I’m a victim of all this craziness, my son who still struggles socially, sat beside me silently, put his arm around me just like that for 5-10 minutes.…
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Loving Kindness

Good Morning to each and everyone of you amazing and most lovely people! I am reading a book about Dipa Ma, who was one of the first women Buddhist masters. She believed that women are “better” at meditating than men, as they are more emotional and therefore have more flexible minds. Being a woman myself…
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Tales from a Son-Rise Child Facilitator – the universe lead me to The Son-Rise Program

It was a hot summers day and I was in my Grandmothers garden with my Grandparents, my Brother, my great aunt and some of my cousins. I was talking to them about my teacher training course and how I was interested in working with children with special needs eventually. My Grandmother happened to mention an…
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