K. Kaufman is an international speaker, writer and
teacher for The Son-Rise Program®
at the Autism Treatment Center of America™.
In his work with families, children, and professionals
from around the world, Mr. Kaufman brings a distinctive
qualification to the realm of Autism treatment—his
own personal history.
At 18 months, Raun was diagnosed
as severely and incurably autistic. Although advised
to institutionalize Raun, his parents, authors/teachers
Samahria and Barry Neil Kaufman, instead created an
innovative home-based, child-centered program in an
effort to reach their son. Their work, which developed
into a unique methodology now known as The
Son-Rise Program®, enabled Raun to recover
completely from his Autism, transforming him from
a mute, withdrawn child with a tested I.Q. of less
than 30 into an outgoing, social boy with a near-genius
I.Q. Raun’s story was recounted by his father,
Barry Neil Kaufman, in the best-selling book Son-Rise:
The Miracle Continues, and was also
the subject of an award-winning NBC television movie,
Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love.
After graduating from an Ivy League
university (Brown University) with a degree in Biomedical
Ethics, Raun K. Kaufman continued his professional
development as the director of an educational center
for school-aged children as well as a presenter and
lecturer at conferences and symposia worldwide. Now,
Mr. Kaufman works at the Autism Treatment Center of
America™ and is an integral member of The
Son-Rise Program® that began with
Kaufman has discussed The Son-Rise Program®,
Autism treatment and his own perspectives as a person
recovered from Autism in numerous radio, television,
Internet and print interviews. He is the author of
several journal articles, including Building The Bridge:
Strategies for Reaching Our Children published in
the first international edition of Good Autism Practice
Journal; From Autism To Recovery for the British publication
Autism File, and The Journey Out of Autism for Autism/Asperger’s
Digest. He has also written about his experiences
in the essay “Unchain Your Dreams' featured
in the book Silver Linings: Triumphs of The Chronically
Ill and Physically Challenged edited by Shaena Engle.
We are extremely excited to announce that Raun K. Kaufman, Chief Executive Officer of Autism Treatment Center of America™ is currently in the beginning stages of a year-long cross-country grass-roots lecture tour with Kristin Selby Gonzalez, Director of Autism Education for Enzymedica, and mother of a son with Autism.
During their tour, Raun and Kristin will lead interactive lectures about the key principles of The Son-Rise Program, which led to Raun’s complete recovery from Autism. The principles discussed are designed for parents caring for children challenged by Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related developmental difficulties and can be put to use immediately at home.
Raun and Kristen's seminars will also include successful out-of-the-box techniques for Autism, including educational intervention, dietary modification and enzyme therapy, plus tips on how to speak with parents of children with Autism. Seminar attendees will be eligible for a free gift.
Raun K. Kaufman
- CEO of The Option Institute and
the Autism Treatment Center of America™
- International Lecturer, Teacher
and Group Facilitator.
If you would like to request a speaking
engagement contact email@example.com
to see all the places he will be next!