Autism Breakthrough

The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World

By Raun K. Kaufman
(St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9781250041111, 368pp.)

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

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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.
So what happened?

Thanks to The Son-Rise Program, a revolutionary method created by his parents, Raun experienced a full recovery from autism. (His story was recounted in the best-selling book "Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues" and in the award-winning NBC television movie "Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love.") In "Autism Breakthrough, " Raun presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him and thousands of other families with special children. Autism, he explains, is frequently misunderstood as a behavioral disorder when, in fact, it is a social relational disorder. Raun explains what it feels like to be autistic and shows how and why The Son-Rise Program works.
A step-by-step guide with clear, practical strategies that readers can apply immediately--in some cases, parents see changes in their children in as little as one day--"Autism Breakthrough" makes it possible for these special children to defy their original often-very-limited prognoses. 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.

An important work of hope, science, and progress, "Autism Breakthrough" presents the powerful ideas and practical applications that have already changed the lives of families all over the world.

About the Author
RAUN K. KAUFMAN is the Director of Global Education for the Autism Treatment Center of America. As the key spokesperson for ATCA and the Son-Rise Program, he conducts lecture and seminars worldwide and has worked with families and professionals for over 14 years. Kaufman and his work have been covered on media such as NPR, BBC, Fox News, and People Magazine, among others. He lives in Sheffield, Massachusetts and Portland, Oregon.
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