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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

comforting, helpful, hopeful!!

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

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kevin Kapparos on 12-23-15


Eight years ago my husband and I ran a SonRise program for our son it made huge impact on his well-being at that time helping them interact and be flexible ...we walked away from the program for school and attempts at so many other programs, biomedical, etc.. and now are ready to run a second program knowing that this is the way to truly help our son. just in the last few days of going back to the basics we have seen a beautiful response from our son we are so excited to get going and see what the future holds!!! thank you Raun for putting this book out thank you ATCA for loving and supporting all of the families in this world with autism.
with great gratitude and love,
the Kapparos family

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