Your gift to Autism Treatment Center of America is an investment in hope. Each year we help hundreds of families from all over the globe cope with the effects of Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD), and other developmental challenges. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you so many children will regain limitless possibilities, so many families will regain hope, and so many who previously felt hopeless will learn to open doors they never knew existed. As a non-profit, tax exempt, charitable organization we rely on the generosity of donors like you to enable us to expand our curriculum and services, and reach out to so many more families than we otherwise could. To find out more about making a tax deductible contribution, click here.
Tens of thousands of families from over 80 countries worldwide have experienced remarkable progress with The Son-Rise Program®. Please read on for letters from donors about why they give as well as thank you letters from financial aid recipients. Enjoy!
Since 1983, Autism Treatment Center of America™ has provided innovative training programs for parents and professionals caring for children challenged by Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and other developmental difficulties. The Son-Rise Program® teaches a specific and comprehensive system of treatment and education designed to help families and caregivers enable their children to dramatically improve in all areas of learning, development, communication and skill acquisition. It offers highly effective educational techniques, strategies and principles for designing, implementing and maintaining a stimulating, high-energy, one-on-one, home-based, child-centered program. Children show us the way in, and we show them the way out.
Through the assistance of our generous donors...
- In 2011 …
1,797 families, children and individuals benefited from $1,404,217 in Financial Aid for The Option Institute and Autism Treatment Center of America programs. That¹s OVER $1.4 MILLION last year alone …THANKS TO YOUR HELP!
- You Helped Give…
Over $6.1 MILLION to support 13,620 Option Institute and Autism Treatment Center of America program participants from 2005-2011.
- With Additional Charitable Support…
The Option Institute, from 2005-2010, enabled 2,206 UK families in financial need to receive an additional $4,952,555 in Financial Aid to support their Son-Rise Program® training.
Your donations and The Son-Rise Program have helped almost 30,000 families challenged by Autism ¬ from almost 90 countries worldwide.
- Over the Years…
Your gifts have helped train 114 dedicated Option Process® Mentors/Counselors and Trainers as well as 64 inspired Son-Rise Program Child Facilitators and Teachers.
"I want to express my appreciation for allowing us to come to The Son-Rise Program Start-Up with such a generous scholarship. Without it, we would not have been able to attend and receive such blessings on behalf of our son, Jeremiah. We have adopted a 'Son-Rise attitude' which has allowed us to accept him and love him just as he is. The improvements have been so numerous, and we began to see them so quickly. After trying so many other methods of working with Jeremiah, I am convinced that this is the only one for him. His disruptive, aggressive behaviors have subsided as his language has increased. A day doesn't go by without us noticing something new and beautiful. We find ourselves saying to each other, 'I never thought he would get this far. 'Prior to coming to the Autism Treatment Center of America, my level of faith and hope was low because each day was a challenge. You have helped to rekindle our hope. For this, we are eternally grateful to both the Autism Treatment Center of America and the generous financial supporters. May you continue to shine out as a lighthouse to other families who felt so lost, as we did."
David and Laurie Kahiapo, Hawaii
Child: Jeremiah, Age 9
Diagnosis: Autistic Tendancies/ Encephelocele