View helpful video webcasts put on by our experienced teachers and founders of The Son-Rise Program. Whether you are looking for autism treatment for your child or already running a Son-Rise Program, our teachers can answer your questions. Watch Introductions to The Son-Rise Program or videos on how to introduce new games with your child. A Son-Rise Program Mom and a Son-Rise Program Dad give testimonials on what they did to help recover their children.
We have posted some webcasts with Son-Rise Program teachers on our website that are free and available to view by all.
Raun K. Kaufman, himself fully recovered from Autism, is the CEO of the
Autism Treatment Center of America. Raun discusses three innovative,
outside-the-box techniques of The Son-Rise Program that you can use
today to help your child. A great introduction to The Son-Rise Program,
these initial strategies will enable you to help your child move beyond
stimming (without you stopping or discouraging your child’s behavior),
learn new skills (without you having to push or pressure), and, most
especially, to form meaningful, caring relationships with others.
1 hour 28 mins
Bryn Hogan, Executive Director of The Son-Rise Program, introduces The
Son-Rise Program Start Up, a course for parents designed to provide
concrete tools to reach their children with autism. In this video, she
provides some information about the different techniques you can learn
to use with a child, such as the “three E’s”, Energy, Excitement and
Enthusiasm, as well as methods for learning to manage the personal
challenges of raising a child with Autism.
3 mins 18 secs
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. You'll also meet Raun K. Kaufman, the original
Son-Rise Program child, now fully recovered from Autism and CEO of
Autism Treatment Center of America.
12 mins 45 secs
As a parent or professional, have you ever wondered what separates The
Son-Rise Program from Applied Behavioral Analysis and similar
interventions? Or, are you already implementing a Son-Rise Program but
sometimes struggle when explaining the differences to others? In this
webcast Raun delivers a fun, feisty and informative breakdown of the
factors that distinguish these treatments.
1 hour 30 mins
Barry Neil Kaufman, co-founder of the Autism Treatment Center of
America, describes the philosophical principles upon which The Son-Rise
Program method of autism treatment is based. Among other things, he
explains the philosophy behind not placing limitations on a child’s
potential, the value of seeing a child with autism as a blessing, the
power of joining a child in his or her behavior, and the importance of
attitude in helping children with Autism.
10 mins 17 secs
The Autism Treatment Center of America™ has produced Creating Games for
Your Son-Rise Program® to help you understand how to create specific,
fun, easy to develop games for your child on the autism spectrum. Kate
Wilde, Director of The Son-Rise Program, gives a delightful explanation
of how to recognize and use your child's unique motivations to create
simple, fun games built around your specific social goals for your child
based on The Son-Rise Program's Developmental Model. Kate gives examples
of games and recipes for how to create many games to develop social
skills, eye contact, flexibility, and more, for all children with autism
or Asperger's syndrome.
William Hogan, presents practical strategies to help our higher
functioning and Aspergers children develop stronger social skills. Your
child's continual discussions of weather patterns or train schedules, or
their focus on one activity may have lead to frustration or challenges
in the past. In this ninety minute webcast William will show you
specific techniques that will enable you to actually use that same
“focus” to become closer and more engaged with your child. You will
learn how to turn these once socially exclusive behaviors into
interactive experiences which will help your child be more flexible and
engaged. This webcast will show you how to motivate your child to become
involved in new games, conversations and activities with others.
Are you looking for ways to inspire your child who has limited speech or perhaps hasn’t spoken their first word yet? We invite you to watch a very special webcast designed for parents whose children are nonverbal, only speak up to ten words, or who only have speech-like sounds.
We understand how important it is for you to help your child learn to
communicate, to express their needs and build strong relational
connections. Learn effective, easy techniques to help your child embrace
the power of verbal communication. When applying The Son-Rise Program
principles of quick response, words spoken result in action, and
celebration, we have witnessed the miracle of hundreds of children speak
for the very first time, or increase their vocabularies exponentially.
These principles can be applied immediately to begin making a difference
in the life of your special child.
Would you like to recover your child from Autism?
Would you simply like to hear your child say Daddy or Mommy?
Here is your chance to speak first hand with our own Brian Nelson whose
son Jake went from being non-verbal to saying Daddy and Mommy only days
after starting The Son-Rise Program. Today Jake, a young man of 13, is
not only off the spectrum with no diagnosis but is also graduating to
middle school, on the academic honor role and well on his way to a black
belt in Karate. Jake is by any standard a typical teenager at this point
with no signs of his previous challenges.
Join us for an idea packed interview with a Son-Rise Program Mom.
Kristin Selby Gonzalez has been doing a Son-Rise Program with her son
Jaxson for over two years. Raun K. Kaufman invites Kristin to share with
all of you some outside-the-box ideas from her own experience that have
made her Son-Rise Program successful. Kristin will talk strategies she
has used for group meetings, getting volunteers, putting together the
playroom, and overcoming challenges. Kristin, a former Teacher, is also
a certified Body Ecologist, Certified Listening Program Provider,
Educator for Enzymedica (enzyme manufacturer), has received extensive
training in sensory integration including the Wilbarger Protocol, the
Alerts Program, and has implemented multiple dietary and biomedical
interventions (including chelation, anti-fungal treatment, enzyme
therapy, probiotic therapy, and supplementation).
Whether you are new to The Son-Rise Program or you have recently begun your program, it is invaluable to have a way to decide what direction to take from moment to moment, as you work with your child. One of the many unique characteristics of The Son-Rise Program is its truly child-centered approach. To reach our children in a meaningful way (rather than simply training them to perform behaviors), we must follow our child’s lead and allow them to show us when to join them in their world and when to challenge them to join us in ours. Instead of enforcing some artificially predetermined schedule, we can use our child’s specific signals to guide us.
This can be relatively simple if we have a roadmap – and that’s what this webcast is designed to provide for you.
Learn the basics of The Son-Rise Program ABCs: the Assess → Bond →
Challenge roadmap (complete with red lights and green lights)!. Find out
the questions (in essence, micro-assessments) that are crucial to be
asking throughout your sessions so that you can make clear decisions
about what to do. You bring your love, caring, and enthusiasm, and we’ll
show you how to translate that into tangible action to enable your child
to bond with you and grow in new directions.
1 hour 30 mins
In this webcast William Hogan introduces you to solutions for the
behaviors that you may be finding most challenging in your child -
hitting, spitting, pinching, scratching, hair pulling and so on. He
offers a totally new perspective on these behaviors along with very
specific ways to take care of them. The Son-Rise Program viewpoint
enables you to understand why your child displays these behaviors and,
therefore, makes them so much easier to address. In our work with these
magical, special children and their families over the last twenty-five
years we have assisted many, many parents through these behaviors - not
only helping to remove them altogether, but also teaching their children
ways to interact that are warm, loving and highly interactive.
Parents in the UK describe the personal experience of hope and recovery for their autistic children with The Son-Rise Program. They describe their journeys from withdrawal and isolation in their children, to joining and communication far beyond what they had been advised would be possible for their child. In this intimate look into 4 families’ lives after applying the tools they learned in The Son-Rise Program courses, they describe the incredible transformation of their children and families.
In this video, a Son-Rise Program Teacher describes the joy of helping people to unlock the amazing potential of their children using The Son-Rise Program. He explains the personal transformation he has undergone to inspire and motivate the incredible children and families that he works with. He uses a touching true story of helping a mother move beyond her judgments and discomfort to allow her to appreciate and join her child in his world so that he could begin to join hers, and goes on to describe the reward of witnessing the full recovery of a Son-Rise Program child he worked with in the past.
View this wonderful "blast from the past" from 1981. Barry Neil Kaufman
is interviewed on the television show "People are Talking" by none other
than Oprah Winfrey.
14 mins, 12 secs
In this 1984 interview from the show "People Are Talking", a mother of a
child with Autism and Failure To Thrive (referred to in the show, as
"Anorexia") explains how The Son-Rise Program helped her child learn to
eat and ultimately thrive. Barry Neil Kaufman, the co-founder of the
Autism Treatment Center of America (a division of The Option Institute),
explores the steps taken to help the woman's daughter recover using The
Son-Rise Program's key principles, including "joining" and allowing the
child be the guide.
8 mins 54 secs
1976. Pat Collins finds out how Barry Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte
kaufman began to discover that their son Raun was responding to their
"joining" in his "ism's". Their treatment of their son forms the basis
of a program now called, "The Son-Rise Program".
8 mins 27 seconds