We offer Private Autism Consultations to provide you
with immediate practical strategies, guidance, and support.
We have made four of our highly experienced teachers available to provide you with personalized strategies specifically designed to address your unique questions & concerns during your individual consultation. It is our mission to not only provide you with a course of action, but to do so in an environment that is understanding, supportive and caring.
Kate C. Wilde
Director of The Son‑Rise Program
Personal Statement: “I have spent my whole working life playing with children and helping families using The Son-Rise Program. My journey to the Autism Treatment Center of America began when I just 13 years old. When I watched the TV movie, Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love. This movie is the real-life story of The Founders of The Autism Treatment Center of America and how they recovered their severely autistic son from Autism. It was that movie that inspired me to want to work with children on the autism spectrum. It is now more than 35 years later, and my passion for our children and the Son-Rise Program continues to grow. I have had the amazing honor to have worked with well over 1,500 children of different ages and diagnosis. I have had the privilege of helping families from all over the world, who continue to amaze me with their love and dedication for their beautiful children. I look forward to meeting you and helping you and your family thrive.”
Fun facts: Kate has an identical twin sister. She is British and loves to dance argentine tango.
Kate was born to do this. She is a patient listener, and I defy anyone not to be inspired by her! Kate has facilitated immeasurable change in our family.
-Jacqueline B., England
Child’s Name: David B, Age: 3
Kate’s knowledge of how to work with children is incredible. She really drills down to specific ways to help our children. When I asked a question I had really been struggling with she quickly helped me see a great way to overcome my struggle.
-Randy Rua, Self-Employed, USA
Child’s Name: Austin, Age: 9
Son-Rise Program Senior Teacher
Personal Statement: “I have been working at the Autism Treatment Center of America since 2004. I have been extremely fortunate to meet and work directly with well over 600 families and their children touched by Autism. I believe I have the best job in the world and I am incredibly passionate and grateful for working and helping special children and their families. Originally from Brazil and with a background in arts, I find I can be my most creative and fun self when playing with and helping our children on the spectrum and teaching parents how to be comfortable, creative and awesomely capable in supporting and helping their children to grow.”
Fun facts: Camila is married and has 2 daughters and some of their favorite things to do as a family are: skiing, hiking, swimming in the ocean and on lakes, growing delicious vegetables and cooking together. They often have “Talent Shows” at their house on Friday nights.… READ MORE
This was the first time I had met Camila and yet I felt I had known her for years. She was so warm, enthusiastic and helpful. She clearly loved our son and inspired us to administer the best program for him.
-Ramesh S., Dad, England
Child’s Name: Maehul, Age: 12
Diagnosis: SPEC, UDX
A peaceful amazing woman. So clear and on point and makes everyone feel valued and heard while keeping to the material she is imparting to us. Fun, animated and passionate about what she is creating for us and our program. I was so inspired by who she was and her prowess with the material.
-Kelli P., Mom, Canada
Child’s Name: Jordyn, Age: 7
Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Son-Rise Program Senior Teacher
Personal Statement: “With a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of children with Autism, I packed my world into a suitcase and travelled to The Autism Treatment Center of America from the United Kingdom in 2004. I have never looked back. The Son-Rise Program has brought such meaning to my life, and practicing this amazing work, has allowed me to love, bigger than I ever had before. Inspiring hope in parents, and encouraging children to reach out and connect with their loved ones is such a great joy to me. I have worked with over 700 children and families, and I look forward to meeting you.”
Fun facts: Becky loves spending quality time with her daughter, exploring, playing and growing together. She is part of a band and enjoys singing/songwriting/performing, playing guitar, piano, and Ukulele. She is currently learning to Hoop Dance.READ MORE
Becky’s ability to explain and simplify ideas and problems I possessed is remarkable. I think she has the true qualities a teacher must have.
-Mark Y., Mechanical Engineer, Israel
Child’s Name: Mshael, Age: 5
Becky’s style was deeply appreciated, especially because of her clarity and ability to rapidly identify core issues and explain how to apply key Son-Rise Program concepts in stages and how to sequence them. Where I might have felt confused before and somewhat intimidated, I now have more confidence.
-Victoria W., Clinical Psychologist, USA
Children: Ross & Ean, Ages: 18 ½ & 10
Son-Rise Program Teacher
Personal Statement: “I first arrived at The Autism Treatment Center of America in 1992 and fell in love with the teachings and techniques of the Son-Rise Program. I was enamored with how respectful, loving, fun and creative I could be in order to connect with a person on the autistic spectrum. I had intended to stay and volunteer for 2 months but, instead, found my calling and have been here ever since. It has been my biggest joy to have worked one-on-one with over 1200 children on the autistic spectrum at the Autism Treatment Center. To be able to assist parents and their team members to learn this beautiful way to connect, inspire and support children on the spectrum to grow to their fullest potential is a true blessing.”
Fun facts: Suzanne grew up in Australia and attended a one-room primary school, ‘Little House on the Prairie’-style. She loves nature, animals, painting and comedy. She has traveled the world extensively, was born in Vietnam and has ‘family’ world-wide. READ MORE
Suzanne was able to address any aspect of our Son-Rise Program that we needed guidance on. It was clear that she was drawing on many years’ experience to expertly guide us through and to the end of our program. I could not recommend her highly enough to anyone running a Son-Rise Program.
Child’s Name: Ed B., Age: 6
I absolutely look forward to my time with Suzanne. I know that I will be uplifted, centered, guided, encouraged, celebrated, and focused on my playroom goals and the direction of my team. Suzanne is passionate about helping families, she definitely teaches from her heart.
Child’s Name: Christian C., Age: 6