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Breakthrough Strategies for Parents: Concrete Strategies of the Son-Rise Program to Help Your Child with Autism

Bryn Hogan

Bryn Hogan will provide concrete, bold strategies you can implement now for your child's immediate gain. With humor and inspiration, she will recount the story of her daughter's recovery and outline some crucial yet often-overlooked aspects of autism. Her lecture focuses on some innovative, outside-the-box techniques you can use today to help your child: move beyond stimming (without you stopping or discouraging their behavior), learn new skills (without you having to push or pressure), and, most especially, to form meaningful, caring relationships with others. This parent-focused lecture is designed to enable you to capitalize on the special kind of love, dedication, and expertise that you, as a parent, bring to the table. Helpful for any professional looking to enhance their understanding of the parent's perspective.

Goals and Objectives

By the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Offer techniques that can be used to easily improve a child/adults social engagement and willingness to participate with others;
  2. Understand the importance of motivation and how to use it to enhance each child/adults growth process
  3. Share perspectives that will enable parents to feel empowered and optimistic

Presentation Outline

  1. The History of Autism Treatment Centers of America™ and The Son-Rise Program®.
    1. My family and my daughter's recovery 
    2. Unique aspects of the program 
  2. How to use "Joining" to address 'stimming' and other ' exclusive' behaviors. 
    1. Supportive studies 
  3. The importance of motivation in creating engagement 
  4. "Green Lights" and knowing when a child is available for interaction and growth. 
  5. The Four Fundamentals of socialization: 
    1. What to prioritize 
    2. The importance of the Attitude of the Facilitator 
    3. Supportive studies 
  6. How to best serve your child: 
    1. Optimism and hope
    2. Believing in yourself as a meaningful resource for your child's growth 
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