Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World by Raun K. Kaufman
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 immediatelyin some cases, parents see changes in their children in as little as one dayAutism 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.
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 lectures and seminars worldwide and has worked with families and professionals for over 15 years. Kaufman and his work have been covered on NPR, BBC, Fox News, and People Magazine, among other outlets. He co-hosts the radio show Raun & Kristin: Bringing Hope Into Your Home on Autism Approved Radio and is currently serving as the Director of Global Education for the Autism Treatment Center of America. He lives in Sheffield, Massachusetts and Portland, Oregon.
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More than 1 year ago
This book gives parents hope that until now was believed to be unattainable. It is beautifully written, and offers solid tools to help us reach our children. A MUST READ!!!
More than 1 year ago
I bought Autism Breakthrough for our OT. She told me at my son Campbell's last appointment that, because she was reading Autism Breakthrough, she intentionally let Campbell guide their session, and she had a great response from him. When he started making funky clicking noises with his mouth in the middle of their session, instead of encouraging him to stop so they could continue, she completely switched gears, dropped her agenda, joined him in clicking and they became 'clocks' - which he loved! And while they were clocks, she got my completely writing-averse child to draw a clock, write in all the numbers, decorate the clock and write out some related comments! Anyway... she was delighted. To see the book's principles in action (knowing it's the opposite of what we've been taught to do for so many years - and, honestly, the opposite of what I might innately do anyway)... and then see the results so clearly, so tangibly and - in some cases - even so immediately... well, it's just kind of blowing my head right off my neck.
More than 1 year ago
Autism is a broad spectrum. The minute you even considered the possibility of a uniform "recovery", you proved that you not only know nothing about us, but that you do't even have the physical capability to EVER know anything about us. Then you talk about curing it as if a cure were either possible or desired. You cashed in on something you made no attempt to understand. You sold me for a quick buck. And to think people mistake US for psychopaths. You're a monster.