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The Son-Rise Program Intensive: Advanced Training Program
The Son-Rise Program® Intensive is a simultaneous educational
experience for both you and your child. While our Child
Facilitators provide intensive input and interaction
with your child for up to 8 hours per day, our Son-Rise
Program® Teachers work directly with
you to deliver the concrete skills, tools and techniques
that will enhance and maximize your home-based Son-Rise
Program®. This 5-day individualized
program offers your child the most comprehensive educational
immersion possible, combined with a deeply respectful,
caring and supportive approach, and is delivered by
our dedicated and highly trained professional staff.
This advanced training program requires
completion of The Son-Rise Program®
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This program is the most focused and powerful intervention
program available for any child. After attending this
weeklong program parents, have reported a:
- 92% increase in their child's USE OF LANGUAGE.
- 90% increase in their child's INTERACTIVE ATTENTION
- 92% increase in their child's EYE CONTACT.
FOR YOUR CHILD:
- A large, diverse and highly trained staff dedicated
to working directly with your child.
- Five days of intensive one-on-one interactive
and educational training by our highly skilled and
caring staff. This training frequently has dramatic
results—children often show significant growth,
displaying such impressive gains as saying their
first words, taking their first steps or learning
to do things they have never done before.
- Development of clear and useful communication
skills so they can learn to ask for what they want.
- A unique atmosphere where your child is valued,
appreciated and celebrated for who they are while
simultaneously being challenged to reach their full
- By building on their own areas of interest, our
staff enables your child to experience education
- Teachers and staff who truly believe in limitless
possibilities for your child and always strive for
the very best.
- A constant and intentional focus on developmental
and educational goals, such as speech, eye contact
- Trusting social relationships built with our staff
to create a foundation for future learning and friendships
PROGRAM BENEFITS FOR PARENTS:
- Observation of our staff working directly with
your child, allowing you to see our principles and
techniques personally and specifically applied.
- Hands-on practice working with your child to develop
core playroom skills and present an engaging educational
- Classes designed to build your confidence and
highlight your mastery so that you can direct the
most powerful program possible for your child.
- Ample discussion of family issues, such as inclusion
of siblings, scheduling, working with support specialists
- Solidification of future goals and areas of focus.
- Teachers and staff who are willing, without reservation,
to BELIEVE in you, your family and your child's
potential for growth.
- A safe, caring and relaxed environment where you
don't have to apologize for your child or protect
them from the judgments of others.
- A specially created video of our staff working
with your child that you can use both for yourself
and as a training tool for others.
"I would really like to express my deepest and sincerest thanks for all that you and the team did for us during our Son-Rise Program Intensive. We learned so much in one week about our program, about Mac and most importantly about ourselves -- there's no greater gift that could be given to a person! We have watched our footage a couple of times now of Juliette and Camila with Mac in the playroom. Mac just loves it! He’s trying to say their names and singing out "I want playroom!” The new words and sentences he is saying is incredible. And Vienne…well she is just a different child altogether. She is more open to what we have to say to guide her and she has been the best teacher for Mac. All we hear at the moment is Mac calling out "Vienne, where are you? Come here.” They are playing so well together and it’s the sound of angels echoing through our house to hear them. Something last year we thought we never would hear or see.
Please pass on our sincere thanks to Samahria for taking the time to sit with us. At the time, I was overwhelmed with everything and I didn't convey how wonderful it was to get the opportunity to not only meet such an inspiring woman but to talk with her about our precious daughter, Vienne. We’d been struggling for a while with how best to support her. Without both Bears and Samahria, we would still be searching for our son. Without their belief in Raun and in all our special kids, without their faith in themselves, we would not be able to reach Mac in such a profound, natural and loving way.
I could go on and on and on but I won't. A million thanks will never compare to what The Son-Rise Program and your magnificent team have done for the Kite Family and for Mac."
~ Jodi Kite, Registered Nurse, Australia
Child: Mac, Age 4*
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A pivotal meeting with our staff geared to creating
clear baselines and new directions, clarifying your
child's motivations and, most importantly, sharing our
data, observations, techniques and experience in working
with your child and helping him or her grow.
Families often refer to this experience
as a "highlight" because, for many, it is the first
time a group of individuals has gathered to celebrate
and appreciate their child's beauty, wonder and capabilities,
as well as to set clear intentions and focus for future
Focused Feedback/Skill Development
After observing you working with your child, we employ
both direct and video-assisted learning and commentary
to help you maximize your facilitation skills and
deliver the optimal program for your child.
We provide training to use a simple, yet profound questioning
process designed to help you overcome areas of stress
in your life and help the people in your child's life
maintain an attitude of acceptance and enthusiasm.
A Special Note about the Son-Rise
We understand the challenges that can arise when traveling
with your special child and bringing them to a new
setting. With this in mind, the Son-Rise House was
designed to make this transition as smooth and comfortable
as possible. You will have your own "home" while you
are here, complete with 2 bedrooms, dining area, kitchen,
living room and 2 bathrooms. Your child's specially
designed work/playroom is located in your "home" and
comes equipped with a large 2-way mirror and audio
system so that you can freely observe your child's
therapy at any time.
"I believe I am part of an expression of the universe rather than being
disconnected from it. This means I can relax and know my personal growth adventure
in my Son Rise Program as a Certified Option Process Mentor, is therefore an expression
of the WHOLE universe and that my life is always fine, the world is always fine, everybody
is always fine because there is nothing outside of me/the universe, to fear. I realize
that when I do not think that way, I can always explore myself using The Option Process
Dialogue until I have that connection with myself and, hence, the universe.
At that point I know I am in a position to help my beautiful son Christopher thrive
because I am effortlessly happy, confident and relaxed, with the 3Es, and therefore
more fun and enticing to my son, who is speaking MUCH better since our Son Rise
intensive last month. BIG thanks to the whole Son Rise Program team at the
Autism Treatment Center of America, and Bears, Samahria and Clyde whose wisdom and
expertise during the week was awesome! Sign up for a Son Rise intensive if you can.
It will give another dimension to your program. Shoot for the stars!"
~ Mark O., Son-Rise Program Dad
Diagnosis: PDD-NOS, Age: 8, France
"Anyone who has a child with challenges—come
here. You will get hope, direction, support and confidence.
This is the one place in the world where you are treated
like a celebrity because you have a 'special' child."
~ Terri S., South Carolina
Child: John, Age 3*
"We came to The Son-Rise
Program® with hope that my lovely
sister, Eileen (44 years old), would have the opportunity
to become everything she wants to be. Since we have
been here, her repetitious behaviors have decreased
by 50%. She has stopped scratching us and has a
longer attention span. Not only have we seen her
ability to communicate verbally, but she has also
shown us that she wants to communicate by writing
simple words—this is a miracle we never expected.
We are thrilled!!"
~ Leah D., England
Sister: Eileen, Age 44*
"It was wonderful to deal with so
many people who were all so obviously pleased to
be dealing with our son and who enthused tremendously
at each and every piece of progress and effort he
made. The staff was charming and, in the short time
we were here, it was clear that Scott progressed
further and quicker than he had in months and months
of individual therapy."
~ Richard W., Bermuda
Child: Scott, Age 4*
Diagnosis: Developmentally Delayed
"It hardly seems like a year since
our visit to the Autism Treatment Center of America™.
Allison, who barely spoke a year ago, now requests
almost everything by name. She knows her alphabet
and numbers and actually enjoys learning! We feel
that her success is directly attributable to what
we learned from you. Your methods not only gave
us effective ways to treat our daughter, but also
touched us profoundly. Thank you."
~ Ray and Debbie R., Michigan
Child: Allison, Age 4*
*Age at which the child started the program
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