Please fill out and submit this online web form prior to meeting the family. Before you fill out this form please consider the following requirements:

  1. -6 month commitment of 2-4 hours per week. Only the family can inform you of their scheduling needs. You will work with only ONE family for the entire 6 months. We will not verify hours until the 6 month commitment is met.

  2. -This program is run in the HOME of the child. Not at a center.

  3. -You will be trained BY THE FAMILY to play with the child, and will be given feedback to help the child reach the developmental goals laid out by the Son-Rise Program model.

  4. -This is an UNPAID volunteer position.

  5. -Please note: a completed profile is required to volunteer.

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Welcome to the ASD Climber Foundation!

Thank you SO MUCH for “Climbing” with us! The family you will be volunteering with is running a home based social skills program called the Son-Rise Program. All Son-Rise Programs around the world are run by the parents in their home setting. The parents we serve have all been trained at the Autism Treatment Center of America in Massachusetts. The family will train you using Son-Rise principles to play and interact with their child, giving you feedback along the way to help their child reach the developmental goals laid out by the Son-Rise Program model. The most successful Son-Rise programs have multiple volunteers, as each volunteer brings their own style to the program. It is believed that these differences in style help the child become more socially successful.

As for time requirements, all of our volunteers commit to at least 2 to 4 hours a week for 6 months or longer. Upon completion of 6 months, you will receive a certificate like the one pictured below- and you may list us as a professional reference on your college application or resume. Hours of service will not be verified until after the 6 month commitment is met.