AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

E-Learning Training Courses

Get ready for our
Son‑Rise Program E‑Learning Training Courses LIVE via Zoom. These subject specific training courses consist of dynamic, thoughtful, and interactive sessions with our Son‑Rise Program Teachers, along with a user-friendly online learning platform that walks you through each module with printable resources and inspiring videos to solidify your understanding. Whether your a parent wanting to help your child in specific areas, or you have started your own Son-Rise Program, these E-Learning Training Courses are a great way to keep gaining new strategies and skills.

Toilet Trouble to
Toilet Triumph

The Super-Speech Starter

Reduce Your Child’s Anxiety Now

Tantrum Transformers

Keys To Socialization

Deactivate Defiance

The Son‑Rise Program Start-Up

Please read below for more information on our new
Son‑Rise Program E-Learning Training Courses LIVE via Zoom

When you attend one of these courses, you will feel like you are actually in the room with everyone else.
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Because you will be sincerely and deeply welcomed by our Senior Son‑Rise Program Teachers, and be abidingly respected, celebrated, meaningfully engaged and loved (yes, loved). You will come to treasure your own experience by developing an inner circle community and a deep connection with people you never met before (from many different countries) who are on a similar journey with their child or children on the Autism Spectrum. In our programs, you will never feel alone as you endeavor to help your special child.

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Get ready to learn the most loving and respectful program you could have ever imagined to help your child on the Autism Spectrum.

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Get ready to learn, change, and grow to be the biggest, strongest version of yourself… so you can be the BEST parent and teacher (ON THIS PLANET) for your amazing child.

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Get ready to learn new skills and acquire new and highly effective tools to take your child to new levels, no matter what the challenge (speech, socialization, behavioral challenges, flexibility and more).

THE SON‑RISE PROGRAM E‑LEARNING TRAINING COURSES ARE DIFFERENT BECAUSE WE PRIORITIZE CONNECTION AND COMMUNITY:

When you attend one of our Son‑Rise Program E‑Learning Training Courses, will you not only learn things you truly haven’t heard yet (that you can put to immediate use)…but you will learn it in a dynamic, playful, and exciting community atmosphere with caring, non-judgmental Son‑Rise Program Teachers who don’t talk at you but rather engage the entire group in an interactive, back-and-forth learning process. You will be directly challenged in an inspiring, supportive way; you will be able to ask questions; and you will get to hear from and connect with your classmates, who will encourage you through the course.

You will be helped from every possible vantage point, with:

  • Our signature Son‑Rise Program interactive live classes via Zoom.
  • An easy-to-use, educational, and interactive learning platform.
  • At-home activities (both solo and with a buddy) that drive home what you’re learning.
  • Opportunities to put things into practice.
  • The ability to ask questions and get solid, personalized answers.
  • Beautifully-rendered, memory-friendly handouts with key concepts and tools.
  • Ongoing input from our teachers outside of class through our social media platforms, online resources and private consultations.

You will finish these courses with new, usable knowledge & skills you didn’t have before, a changed outlook, a clearer head, and a level of motivation that will surprise you.

Over the course of the past 40 years of working with thousands of children and families, we have used this experience to pinpoint key areas of concerns you may have regarding your beautiful child or beautiful children. Each course consists of a number of dynamic, thoughtful, and interactive sessions with our Son‑Rise Program Teachers (from 2 sessions to 5 sessions, depending on the topic,) along with a user-friendly online learning platform that walks you through each module with printable resources and inspiring videos to solidify your learnings.

If you are looking for something that is highly effective, yet at the same time, extraordinarily loving and respectful of you and your child on the Autism Spectrum, then register for one of our interactive e-learning courses.

The Super-Speech Starter

Help Your Child Go From Sounds to Clear Words

Do you yearn for your child to use meaningful verbal communication? Don’t you wish there was a way to help your child speak, without the push?

If you want to jumpstart your child’s speech development, The Super-Speech Starter will give you the keys to unlock their speaking potential, no matter their age, diagnosis, or history.

Toilet Trouble To Toilet Triumph

Toilet Training Without Pressure

Are you ready to toilet train your child…..but feel unclear or confused about how to achieve this important milestone successfully?

Or perhaps your child had begun using the toilet, and now appears to be either resistant or avoiding your attempts to help them use the toilet more consistently and successfully.

Reduce Your Child’s Anxiety Now

Tools to Remove the Hidden Stresses in Your Child’s Life (and Yours!)

Are you struggling with your child’s anxiety? Would you like to find solutions to support your child in becoming more relaxed and open?

This course will teach you what’s really going on for your child, and give you concrete Son-Rise Program tools to help you reduce your child’s anxiety.

Keys To Socialization

It Takes More than Speech to be Social

Do you want to help your highly-verbal child or adult learn more social skills, but you’re not sure where to begin? Or do you long for your child to experience rich, meaningful interactions with other people?

In this Son-Rise Program Game Clinic, we will teach you how to implement specific, fun, social goals that will give your child the keys to successful socialization with other people.

Tantrum Transformers

Quickly Deescalate Your Child’s Tantrums, Hitting, and Intense Behavior

Does your child or adult have big tantrums – which can include hitting and intense behaviors? Do you feel at a loss as to how to handle these situations?

Would it come as a relief to you to learn that we have helped thousands of families and educators to drastically reduce and/or eliminate these types of behaviors and situations? Well then, prepare to be relieved…and empowered with the tools and techniques to turn this ship around!

Deactivate Defiance

How to Eliminate the Most Difficult Battles with Your Child

If you are at a loss as to what to do with your child’s resistance and feel like your attempts to address these kinds of situations frequently perpetuate or escalate “battles” with your child, then this course is perfect for you! 

The Autism treatment Center of America® will give you a new way to understand your child, and turn the Resistance into a Bonding Experience between you and your child. Wouldn’t that be a slice of heaven?

The Son-Rise Program® Start-Up

FOUNDATIONAL COURSE

Attend our jam-packed, five-day training (via Zoom) from the safety and comfort of your own home! Exciting, inspiring and diverse presentations by a group of seasoned and dedicated teachers will provide you with hands-on Autism strategies, expertise, motivation and knowledge honed through years of working with thousands and thousands of families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

At the end of this course, you will have the tools necessary to design and implement a home-based Autism program, as well as the skills and attitude to impact your child’s growth in all areas of learning, communication, development and skill acquisition.

If you haven’t already, we STRONGLY encourage you to learn the fundamentals of The Son‑Rise Program by attending the 3 core programs in The Son-Rise Program sequence.

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Dear Donor,

Jeannie Reid was searching for answers to the challenges she and her family were facing. Jeannie and her husband Stuart’s son, Carson, had been diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, a condition on the Autism spectrum. For Carson that meant being completely involved in obsessive behaviors and only using minimal words to identify objects, as well as frequently and completely melting down.

Soon after, Jeannie found the book, “Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues” and when she read it, she KNEW she had found what she was looking for. She began using some of the Son-Rise techniques described in the book on her own until she was able to come to The Autism Treatment Center of America for the Son-Rise Program Start-Up. As she put into practice what she learned there, Carson’s world was opening up. Today Carson is attending a Montessori school as a 'typical' student and functioning at or above typical grade level, being fully verbal and conversational, and very interested in learning about the world and interacting as much as possible with other people. He is even taking swim lessons at the local YMCA and doing great!

“It has been wonderful to get, and stay connected with other people and Son-Rise parents from all over the world. My son’s progress had already come very far, but now I truly believe we can go all the way!”

Jeannie wrote.

Stuart Reid then attended the Empower Yourself course and brought home a new sense of clarity, balance and personal power. He shared his new empowerment with Jeannie and she in turn gained in confidence, strength and enthusiasm. Their own relationship began to flourish anew, as well. Life-altering changes were happening for Jeannie and her family.

Jeannie journeyed again to Sheffield, this time for the Fearless course at The Option Institute to help her recognize and overcome her personal obstacles. Jeannie wanted to continue her amazing journey as she had found using the techniques she learned in The Son-Rise Program and in Fearless had absolutely changed the lives of everyone in her family.

But, because the Reids’ finances had been seriously stretched by then, their next steps were put on hold. Then an amazing event changed everything. Jeannie’s college roommate and lifelong friend decided to start a Son-Rise Program scholarship fund for people from the Cleveland area. Since then Jeannie has been able to move ahead with her courses, taking Radical Authenticity, Son-Rise Maximum Impact and Son-Rise Wide Awake ... and eventually she became a Certified Group Facilitator.

Jeannie Reid’s story is about wanting BIG and making it happen. She is about to embark on her renewed private practice as an art therapist, and plans to be a super advocate for The Son-Rise Program in her area. Her wonderful new life is a product of her persistence and belief, and of the wheels she helped set in motion for others when her friends learned of how she and her family had been impacted by The Son-Rise Program.

“I know I will be able to give back by helping others, and that will be the top of my personal mountain! Thank you to everyone who donates! You are making a big difference in the world!

Jeannie Reid

 

Dear Donor

Two years ago, Antonio's kindergarten teacher told us something was not quite right with our little boy. He was not socializing, he somersaulted all the time and hardly spoke at all. At the time I was working for a municipality close to Florence, Italy and basically I had nothing left after seeing to basic necessities.

In the meantime, I looked up Autism with Google and as I was also looking for happiness and personal growth, I was guided to The Option Institute, thence the Autism Treatment Center of America. I read up as much as I could and started trying to apply the “Happiness is a Choice” suggestions. I'm not quite good at it but it has helped me with attitude, and everything else that seemed trying is really different after all this.

When I decided to come for The Son-Rise Program Start-Up, I really had little or no money to pay for it. I spoke to my friends, old and new. My mother helped me, friends I thought couldn't [help] tried their very best and the scholarship did the rest.

What the scholarship did was give a HUGE boost to my fundraising. About six friends contributed the rest, at the travel agency a very kind lady who I may now call a friend helped me some more. I am overwhelmed with gratefulness. Here I am, happy to have attended the Start-Up program and looking forward to learning more and praying to God for guidance.

So the gist of the matter is, I am a happy mum who hopes to implement a wonderful relationship with her child and is riding a not so easy moment with lots of hope in her heart and THANK YOU is not enough for what I feel. I still remember William's words, “If you do what you've always done, you will get what you've always got.” Now I'm trying to do different, bit by bit, day by day. I feel the difference already.

About Antonio ... we are going on with the Italian program and I play with Antonio after school in a quiet room in the house. Knowing what the little guy is exposed to (he's always putting his fingers in his ears and he seems to have problems with too much light in his eyes), I find him very brave as he bears it tolerably. Drums a lot to digest it all.

When we went to the doctor, just weeks after starting the program at home, she told me that she found him more attentive. His attention span has increased. He is also tagging or pulling at one's arm when looking for attention. The child psychologist last Saturday reported the same thing and what's more, my son has always required that I enter the room, hence assisting in every session. Well, this time he went in along with the doctor and told me, “See you later.”

At school, his teacher who speaks English as well, read up and watched my DVD (Kyle’s Journey, Jade and “I want my little boy back”). Now she's changing, bit by bit and I do appreciate that very much. He seems to be OK with her and actually sent me away from class this morning, again telling me, “See you later.”

He is now ONE HUGE GREENLIGHT and I'm hoping to be able to really have volunteers (still looking), raise funds and settle down to business.

God bless,

Jackline

 

Dear Donor,

I am the mother of three children, all on the Autism Spectrum. Before I heard of the Son-Rise Program and the Option Institute, I was a desperate, angry and depressed person…. I was on Anti-depressants, sleeping multiple hours of the day, and for a period of time, using alcohol to run away from my pain.

Then I heard of the Son-Rise Program. I called to find out more about it and thought “this if for me!” But I could not afford it. You see raising one child with Autism is very expensive but raising three is just outrageously expensive with all the therapies and dietary interventions that we were doing.

But I was offered a full scholarship to the SRSU program. I have since attended all of the Son-Rise Programs and many of the Personal Growth programs offered by the Option Institute.  Each time I have been given a scholarship and each time I go I learn more about who I am and I change for the better each and every time.  Because of your most generous support, my children are recovering from Autism, I have found happiness in my life!  I am no longer on anti-depressants and I have so much more energy.

YOU are the reason that my family is in recovery. It is because of YOU that my oldest son now is enjoying school.  YOU are the reason my second son is speaking. YOU are the reason my daughter is no longer as rigid and controlling as she once was.  Thank you does not even begin to cover how much gratitude I have for you.  I thank God every day for you and I do not even know you.

Please know that you are changing lives with your donation to ATCA and the OI.  It is because of you that every day people are getting the help that they need. Thank you, thank you and thank you!

With so much love,

Kerry Rihtar

 

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