Welcome to the Autism Treatment Center of America™, the worldwide teaching center for The Son-Rise Program® , a powerful and effective treatment for children and adults challenged by Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) , Asperger's Syndrome, and other developmental difficulties. The Son-Rise Program was originated in 1974 by parents, Barry Neil Kaufman (best-selling author, Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues) and Samahria Lyte Kaufman for their son. The treatment and educational model has changed the way children with Autism are helped worldwide.

Raun K. Kaufman in Albany, New York

Help for you & your child with Autism

Autism Breakthrough Public Lecture Saturday April 11, 2015 10am-12:30pm
The Linda – WAMC’S Performing Arts Studio – 339 Central Ave, Albany


The Son-Rise Program:
Getting Started (FREE DVD!)

Experience an introduction to The Son-Rise Program through this inspiring video. Learn practical tools that you can begin using today, and see examples of these tools in practice.

The Son-Rise Program was originated by Barry Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman in 1974 for their son, Raun, who was challenged by autism.

Their Autism education model has changed the way children with Autism are helped worldwide.

The following video is an introduction to The Son-Rise Program with some practical Autism teaching and treatment tools that you can begin using today and some examples of those tools in practice.

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ABA vs The Son-Rise Program

Watch the series of 60-90 second video clips that, in a funny but sweet way, outline the differences between ABA and The Son-Rise Program.

Parents are the best resource for the child and our wish is that we can get The Son-Rise Program’s message of hope out to other parents.

The purpose of these videos is to stimulate debate and discussion in a playful, fun, and lighthearted way. Our goal is to outline the key differences between ABA and The Son-Rise Program and to give parents the knowledge so that they can make an educated choice for their child and their family.

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A Miracle Of Love

The award-winning NBC television movie
Now available on Amazon!

by Raun K. Kaufman
Director of Global Education for the Autism Treatment Center of America®

“changed my life” ---Dr. Wayne Dyer, best-selling Author of The Power of Intention “truly is a must-read” ---Wendy Fournier, President, National Autism Association (NAA) “will…make a huge impact” ---Phillip C. DeMio, M.D., Executive Director, American Medical Autism Board, & Chief Medical Officer, US Autism & Asperger Association
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Autism Therapy: Michael Fully Recovers From Autism with The Son-Rise Program

Brandon recovering from autism using The Son-Rise Program.

Not Smearing Poo After The Son-Rise Program®

View New Inspiring Video Testimonials!

View inspiring and thought-provoking video testimonials from featured families who have been running their Son-Rise Programs for either a few years or some for a few months. All have seen significant changes … View Now.

Watch Webcasts Given by Son-Rise Program Teachers
  1. Breakthrough Strategies for
    Autism Treatment

    by Raun K. Kaufman, Director of Global Education
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  2. The Son-Rise Program:
    Starting the Training Process

    by Bryn Hogan, Executive Director, Autism Treatment Center of America
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  3. The Son-Rise Program -
    An Introduction

    Barry Neil Kaufman & Samahria Lyte Kaufman, introduce the video, Autism Solution: Getting Started with The Son-Rise Program.
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Click Here to watch more webcasts by experienced Son-Rise Program Teachers as well as interviews with Bears and Samahria Kaufman

By Professionals & Parents at AutismOne National Conference

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2013 Annual Report

The Son-Rise Program®

This is what is possible when Moms and Dads do The Son-Rise Program with their children!

"I SAT IN MY CAR AND CRIED" (This is one beautiful human event!!!)

"I just got home from my very first "parent-teacher" conference for my 5 1/2 year old son, Joshua. We put Josh into main stream kindergarten this year with his peers. Josh was diagnosed with Autism four years ago this month. We were devastated at the time. Through our journey of ups and downs with the "services" he was offered, we finally found The Option Institute/Autism Treatment Center of America almost two years ago. It CHANGED our lives! In just the first hours spent with Josh with our new Son Rise Program attitudes we saw a difference in him.
Today, I sat in my car in the parking lot of my sons school and cried. I cried because the teacher told me I have one of the most typical kids she has come across. He is well adjusted, transitions easily, has lots of friends and even gets into a little trouble for talking too much!!! We have let our last volunteer go and have begun to transition our "playroom" into a room with more toys, Legos and a touch of chaos.
We are so thankful that The Son Rise Program is apart of our lives! Josh wouldn’t be the kid he is now without it. As a parent, I hope I can spread the hope to others out there such as you have done. Thank you from the depths of my heart and soul for never giving up on your son. You gave me the courage to be a better person for my son.

Lisa W., Son-Rise Program Mom,
California, Son: Joshua, Age: 5, Diagnosis: Autism