Becky Damgaard - Son-Rise Program Teacher

Name: Becky Damgaard

Title: Son-Rise Program Teacher

Region: Full-time Staff, Available Worldwide

Phone: 1-413-229-2100

Email: becky@option.org

Areas of Expertise & Services:

Biography

“I first became interested in The Son-Rise Program back in 1999 when I volunteered for a family local to my home in Kent, England. It was the most respectful and loving way of working with special children and at the same time I was learning so much about myself and my attitude in the process. It was the perfect mix of incorporating my passion for being with children and a way of becoming more loving and comfortable in my life. I have been at the Autism Treatment Center of America since 2004, became certified as a Child Facilitator in January 2006 and Certified as a Son-Rise Program Teacher in December 2009. Since being involved with The Son-Rise Program I have volunteered in six Son-Rise Programs and have worked with over 250 children and families here in The Son-Rise Intensive Program."

Quotes from Son-Rise Program Parents

“I love Becky. She was so helpful in preparing me for whatever comes my way in Adam’s program. She gave (wonderful) feedback and she even let me practice anything I was unsure about. She was so thorough in everything - making sure all my questions were answered. She helped me see myself as really powerful.”

Chrissy Butcher, Son-Rise Mother, Florida
Child's Name: Adam / Age: 6 / Diagnosis: Autism

“A sweet calm and beautiful mind. Someone present to listen and therefore open to help. She is the angel in the poem she read for me and I will memorize her words, ‘You are a powerful and talented woman.’ This is something I will remember every time I have down moments in my life”

Ana Salgado, Son-Rise Mother, London
Child's Name: Sebastian / Age: 14 / Diagnosis: Autism

“Becky has given so much support to us during our stay this week. She has an incredible ability to gain insights very quickly and is able to present things to you in digestible form. I learned a great deal from working with Becky and measured us very quickly! Thank you Becky for all your help in every aspect of our programme. You’ve been such a strength and I will take away so much from our sessions together. You’ve been so great to work with and very kind to us!”

Priya Eaglestone, Son-Rise Mom, United Kingdom
Child's Name: Hari / Age: 4 / Diagnosis: Autism

“I received so much incredible direction from Becky. She helped me to understand how to deepen the connection with my son and my family. She was completely incredible. I felt like she was available in every possible way to help and provided such valuable information and perfect anecdotes.”

Child's Name: Joshua / Age: 6 / Diagnosis: Autism

“While Becky isn’t going to let you ‘hide out,’ she also doesn’t create pressure but really an opportunity and a compelling invitation to step in, dig, hunker down and get to the root. A pleasure to be with, so competent, capable and caring.”

Kelli Pallett, Son-Rise Mom, Canada
Child's Name: Jordyn / Age: 6 / Diagnosis: Autism

“Was so great! She really had a great way to her delivery. She is so thorough and did not give up on me when I was blocked with the three E’s. Thanks Becky.”

Sharon Edwards, Home Maker, Tennessee
Child's Name: Riley / Age: 8 / Diagnosis: Autism

“You are the jewel that gave us light to see through the dark”

Marty Butcher, Sun-Rise Father, Florida
Child's Name: Adam / Age: 6 / Diagnosis: Autism