Autism Solution: Getting Started with The Son-Rise Program

The Son-Rise Program was originated by Barry Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman in 1974 for their son, Raun, who was challenged by Autism. Their Autism education model has changed the way children with Autism are helped worldwide.

The following video is an introduction to The Son-Rise Program with some practical Autism teaching and treatment tools that you can begin using today, and some examples of those tools in practice.

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We believe that watching this video will give you significant insight not only into The Son-Rise Program but also how you can help your child.


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Part 1: Meet The Founders

In this video segment, you will see an introduction to the new video, Autism Solution: Getting Started with The Son-Rise Program. You'll meet Barry Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman, the originators of The Son-Rise Program.
11 mins 4 secs

Part 2: Meet The Founders continued ...


Part 3: Getting Started with your Son-Rise Program

Bryn Hogan, Executive Director of Autism Treatment Center of America, introduces three techniques that you can begin using immediately with your child.
8 min 29 secs


Part 4: Joining

A cornerstone of the Son-Rise Program is the principle of "Joining". Here, Bryn Hogan, Executive Director of the Autism Treatment Center of America, shows you how to begin. The Son-Rise Program is taught at the Autism Treatment Center of America.
6 mins 24 secs


Part 5: Eye Contact

Here, Kate Wilde, Director of Training at the Autism Treatment Center of America, shows how to make and establish eye contact with a child with Autism.
6 mins 04 secs


Part 6: Putting It All Together

Bryn Hogan here guides parents on how to put together the different teachings shown in the Autism Solution video. She also here shows a clip involving a trainer and child with Autism.
4 mins 30 secs


Part 7: Meet Alex

This clip features a child with Autism working with facilitator, Bryn Hogan. Through the techniques of the Son-Rise Program, she is able to help the child use speech.
2 mins 53 secs


Part 8: Arandip; Age 16; High Functioning Autism

Here, a young man with High Functioning Autism, is drawn out from an exclusive pattern of drawing by himself through the techniques used in the Son-Rise Program, taught at the Autism Treatment Center of America.
2 mins 33 secs


Part 9: Saugat; Age 11; Autism

In this video, a child with Autism is drawn out of exclusive activity through play with a Son-Rise Program facilitator. The Son-Rise Program is taught at the Autism Treatment Center of America.
3 mins 14 secs


Part 10: Aaron; Age 7; PDD

The clip features, Son-Rise Program Dean of Training, William Hogan, working with Alex, a child with PDD, Pervasive Development Disorder. William, here, helps the child learn to answer other people's questions by utilizing the Son-Rise Program training methods such as Eye Contact and Joining.
6 mins 34 secs


Part 11: Meet Raun K. Kaufman

Raun K. Kaufman, Global Director of the Autism Treatment Center of America, here descibes how his parents, Samahria Lyte Kaufman and Barry Neil Kaufman, helped him to recover from Autism. Images of his early years and recovery are displayed.
2 mins 31 secs


Part 12: How To Continue The Training Process

Bryn Hogan, Executive Director of the Autism Treatment Center of America, here describes how parents can engage in further training to help their children with Autism.
4 mins 21 secs