Name: Jack Mason-Goodall
Title: Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator and Volunteer Trainer
Region: I am based in London, England, but travel throughout the UK and Ireland. I also work in Europe (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland), Canada, India and Sri Lanka
I have been passionate about working with special children and adults since I was 14, when I started volunteering with a local charity, providing Art, Music, Drama and Dance therapy for adult with special needs. While at university studying Psychology, I began volunteering in my first Son-Rise Program with an amazing boy called Tom. This was a life-changing experience - I was profoundly touched by the respect and love of The Son-Rise Program and was amazed to see Tom’s incredible progress.I moved to the USA to complete my professional Child Facilitator training and am now back in the UK where it is my delight to work with and support so many incredible families. I regularly return to the Autism Treatment Center of America and the Option Institute to continue growing my own skills and attitude and am undergoing a continuing long-distance training program to be able to provide even more services to the families I work with.
“We have known Jack for over 9 years and he has been an integral part of Tom’s Son-Rise Program, first as a volunteer and later as a trained Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator.
Jack is simply gifted: he has brought music, drama, humour, enthusiasm, love and more importantly belief in Tom, and for this we are eternally grateful. Tom is now a happy, engaged, chatty teenager who is just enjoying life and Jack has played a huge part in the changes Tom has made over the years. We cannot recommend Jack highly enough to families.”
Jackie Sherlock, Son-Rise Mom, Solihull, UK
Child’s Name: Tom / Age: 13 / Diagnosis: ASD
“Jack spent two days with my son Colin. He helped Colin do things we would never have thought he could do. His question and answer time was fantastic: he give us so many ideas and the confidence to try them out. It moved our program on so much, and helped my son hugely!”
Paula Aitken, Son-Rise Mom, North Shields, UK
Child's Name: Colin / Age: 24 / Diagnosis: Autism
“Jack is the most amazing child facilitator ever! He has worked with my son for over 4 years and we always really look forward to his outreaches. He's super loving, enthusiastic and perceptive.
In the last year Jack has also trained and given feedback to our volunteers. He always manages to help them uncover any attitudinal issues that might be holding the volunteers back, and does amazing dialogues with them to help them do an even better job in the playroom.
Jack is one of our favourite people ever!!!”
Ginny, Son-Rise Mom, London, UK
Child’s Name: Giovanni / Age: 13 years old / Diagnoses: Autism