The Autism Treatment Center of America is part of The Option Institute, which is a nonprofit charitable organization. Each year, The Option Institute receives donations from many different people from all around the world. These donations allow us to provide scholarships and financial assistance for families and caring professionals wanting to help their children by attending our Son-Rise Program training courses. Approximately 45% of all Son-Rise Program Start-Up participants attend with the help of scholarships or financial aid. In 2012 and 2013, we awarded over $3.4 million in scholarships and financial aid.