The Autism Crisis Turnaround is a temporary protocol designed to get you and your child or adult out of a crisis (and drastically reduce Neuro-Crashes). But what about your loved one’s long-term development and learning? The Son-Rise Program® is an educational, developmental program that can radically change their growth trajectory.
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The Children Show Us The Way In…
And Then We Show Them The Way Out.
Form meaningful, caring relationships with others – willingly and joyfully
Move beyond repetitive “stims” – without you stopping or discouraging their behavior
Develop new skills – without you having to push or pressure
Start or grow their language if they are not yet fully verbal
Become more social and flexible in their conversations if they are already fully verbal
Learn self-help/self-care skills such as toileting and tooth-brushing
Become less rigid and more open and flexible
Develop real social and interpersonal skills – together with a genuine curiosity about and interest in others
Raun K. Kaufman on The Son-Rise Program®:
“I was the first Son-Rise Program® child. When I was diagnosed with severe autism as a little boy (no language, hours of repetitive “stimming” each day, deeply withdrawn into my own world, I.Q. tested below 30, recommended for lifelong institutionalization), my parents, authors/teachers Barry Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman, created The Son-Rise Program® to help me. This innovative, child-centered approach enabled my total transformation. My wonderful childhood (lots of friends, academic success, proms, dances, trips, first loves – and, ultimately, graduation from Brown University with a degree in Biomedical Ethics) and my fulfilling adulthood (marriage, lecturing internationally, seminar leadership, curriculum development, authorhood, and deep, meaningful social relationships) is 100% due to this program. So, I love The Son-Rise Program® because of the life it opened up for me. (My father wrote a book recounting our story in his best-selling book, Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues – later the subject of the awarding-winning NBC-TV movie, Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love.)
Kate C. Wilde on The Son-Rise Program®:
“When I was 13 years old, I watched the movie, Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love. This was the true story of how two parents enabled their son to emerge from severe autism. I instantly knew that this was for me, and over the past 40 years, I have not wavered one little bit. I journeyed from my home in England to train in the United States for five years to become a The Son-Rise Program® Teacher and Child Facilitator. But that was just the beginning of what would be three decades of work with families touched by autism.
I have witnessed over and over again how parents are faced with a profound lack of understanding. And I have also seen how children on the spectrum are “helped” in ways that, despite the best intentions, are coercive, disruptive, disapproving, pushy, and ultimately not respectful and honoring.
I know what it is to devote yourself with your whole heart and soul to a child with autism. I was intimately involved with every part of my godchild’s five-year Son-Rise Program®. And I have logged over 20,000 hours working one-on-one with well over 1,500 children on the spectrum of all ages at the Autism Treatment Center of America®.
Founded by Barry Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman, the Autism Treatment Center of America®, part of a non-profit, charitable organization, is the worldwide home of The Son-Rise Program®. They have worked with tens of thousands of people from across the globe and achieved results that have forever changed the face of autism.
They offer a wide range of online and live e-learning courses. Check them out!