Kim Korpady - Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator

Name: Kim Korpady

Title: Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator

Region: Autism Treatment Center of America in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Willing to travel and do out-reaches

Phone: 1-413-229-2100

Email: kkorpady@option.org

Services:

Biography

“I am profoundly grateful to have the opportunity to work daily with the most beautiful and amazing children and adults with Autism. My passion for helping those with Autism and other Developmental Delays took flight over ten years ago. Since 2008 I have worked at the Autism Treatment Center of America where I have played and worked with hundreds of children from around the world, ranging in different ages and different diagnoses. I have spent countless hours sharing with parents and professionals the tools and techniques of The Son-Rise Program. Through this, I have gained for myself a deeper understanding of how to truly connect and form relationships with those who are challenged by these disabilities. With a sense joy, playfulness, and a strong belief in what is possible, I see major hurdles overcome by these children and their parents’ dreams come to life!"

Quotes from Son-Rise Program Parents

“Ezra absolutely adored her! She was the most winning, infectious embodiment of the 3Es I’ve ever encountered. I love watching her play the rip-tag game with Ezra and getting him to play with the cars puzzle. I thought that out of all the facilitators her games with Ezra were really involved. She was so delightful and fun. I loved watching her model for him how to say things without screaming.”

Vanessa Houssain, Son Rise Mom, Holland
Child's Name: Ezra Age: 5 Diagnosis: Autism

“Clearly, the best friend Aditya made this week (He himself said this). If we are ever in doubt about how to play, we think it is enough to watch Kim’s video with Aditya. Her 3Es are more like 9Es! We simply lover her!”

Abhijit Patwardham, Software Engineer, California
Child's Name: Aditya Age: 5 Diagnosis: Autism

“Fantastic! Loved her creative energy and enthusiasm. Loved how she incorporated food into her games in such a fun-filled way. Bursting with enthusiasm and so keen to play with and love our little girl. Thank you!”

Jo Cooney, Homemaker, Australia
Child's Name: Jasmine Age: 5 Diagnosis: Autism / GDD

“Kim was so passionate and energetic, watching her in the playroom was an inspiration, and her love for Jasmine and dedication to what she does really shined through. It is one of the most beautiful memories I will take home with me and into the playroom- watching her with Jasmine. A place to work towards!”

Jade Fersterer, Son Rise Program volunteer, Australia
Child’s Name: Jasmine / Age: 5 / Diagnosis: Autism / GDD

“I don’t think I have ever met a happier person in my life. You have a 1000 watt smile! I have never seen more deeper and meaningful joining than watching you with our son William. Your three E’s [Energy, Excitement, Enthusiasm] in the room were off the charts!”

Jeff Britton, Son Rise Dad, Internet Sales, New Jersey
Child’s Name: William Britton / Age: 10 / Daignosis: Autism