So what is the Son-Rise Program:
The Son-Rise Program is different than – even opposite to – almost everything you’ve been told to do to help your child. Most schools and therapists, too, are operating on a deep misconception about what autism is and what works to treat it.
Traditional methods see autism as a disorder that is primarily behavioral (some even have the word “behavior” in their name). They seek to eliminate or extinguish unwanted behaviors and promote wanted behaviors through repetition, training, and rewards.
With over 30 years of experience working with more than 25,000 parents, The Son-Rise program believes that autism is, at its core, a social relational disorder. Fundamentally, our children, regardless of whether they are not yet verbal or have Asperger’s Syndrome, have difficulty connecting to, relating to, and communicating with others. Sure, our children may have behaviors that look different, but these are symptoms, not causes, and trying to stamp them out is not the answer.
The Son-Rise Program is an alternative autism treatment based upon the idea that the children show us the way in, and then we show them the way out.
This means that, rather than trying for force our children to conform to a world that they don’t yet understand, we join them in their world first.
For more information and detail, please visit: http://www.autismtreatmentcenter.org