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Publisher's Summary

As a boy, Raun Kaufman was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic, with an IQ below 30, and destined to spend his life in an institution. Years later, Raun graduated with a degree in biomedical ethics from Brown University and has become a passionate and articulate autism expert and educator with no trace of his former condition. Thanks to the Son-Rise Program, a revolutionary method created by his parents, Raun experienced a full recovery from autism. In Autism Breakthrough, Raun presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him and thousands of other families with special children. Parents and educators learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications, and to participate successfully in the world.
©2014 Raun K. Kaufman and The Option Institute and Fellowship (P)2014 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Limitless hope . . . his personal faith in the program, his warmth, and the targeted application of principles will encourage readers to try his methods." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By DNP on 12-01-16

A great approach.

As a health care provider and mother to a young son recently diagnosed with ASD, I enjoyed learning more about the son-rise principles and techniques. I found it to be very beneficial, not only in conveying important messages to parents regarding attitude and optimism, but a lot of the core principles and strategies make a lot of sense. In my realm of healthcare, ABA is the primary therapy recommendation. I had some colleagues of mine urge me to NOT look into this treatment modality. I felt it was in my family's best interests to explore all of the available information to better my understanding of what was out there. I was so glad that I did! I have already had good success implementing some strategies (excitement, energy, and enthusiasm) with some positive results.

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5 out of 5 stars
By KIM COSTON CHRISTENSEN on 07-15-17

comforting, helpful, hopeful!!

Really enjoyed his narrative, humor. I can enjoy my Grandson more fully! Joy, less fear.

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