Intensive Program Teachers Reviewed

Teacher Reviews - Samahria Lyte Kaufman

“It was important to us that Samahria took the time to see us. The Son-Rise Program® started with her, so it’s so motivating for families to listen and be with her for a while. Her words of advice and encouragement are an eternal inspiration to us, and will keep us in the playroom. Where did she get that everlasting smile? Thank you for your love.”

Name: Keith M. Country: Ireland Child Diagnosis: Mild/Moderate Autism

“Samahria’s love and honesty shine through. She gave us lots of useful information, not only for Hannah, but also for Jeff and me. We couldn’t seem to clear the final fence, but now are well on the way. We are very grateful—thank you.”

Name: Julie B. Occupation: Full-Time Mom Country: England Child: 6 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Our time with Samahria was wonderful. She got to the meat of our problems and also had a lot of laughs. We appreciated every second of her time with us—it was precious. Thank you.”

Name: Jacqui M. Country: Ireland Child Diagnosis: Mild/Moderate Autism

“It was a dream come true to meet Samahria. She gave me pure inspiration to do Adam’s Son-Rise Program® full time. She also gave me invaluable advice about other issues, which I now feel I can face head on and solve.”

Name: Lorraine S. Country: England Child: Adam, 6 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Samahria made me feel at ease within seconds of meeting her. She is an inspiration in the way that she explains things. It was an emotional embrace for me.”

Name: Lorraine T. Country: England Child: 6 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Samahria is a living legend! It was so inspiring to meet her. The private session with her was one of the highlights of the week. Thank you.”

Name: Peter H. Country: Holland Child: 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism/Pervasive Developmental Delay

“Samahria is loving, embracing, inspiring, guiding, understanding and giving.”

Name: Mary S. Country: England Child: Bernard, 12 years old Diagnosis: none

“Samahria radiates respect and passion.”

Name: Ann W. Country: Scotland Child: 7 years old Diagnosis: Autism/Epilepsy/Learning Disabilities

Teacher Reviews - Bryn N. Hogan

“I just simply adore Bryn. I love the way she speaks and shares information, sometimes simply directly and other times in a more mischievous, teasing manner. I am so very thankful that she continues to help families like ours at the Autism Treatment Center of America™, given that she has 2 young children of her own and a home-based Son-Rise Program®. Thank you, Bryn for our time together! You always make me feel special and embraced.”

Name: Marianne L. State: Michigan Child: Camden, 3 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Bryn is always an intense pleasure! I adore this woman and feel so special when I am with her. Like I’m the greatest friend, the greatest Son-Rise Program® mom, just the greatest overall.”

Name: Nancy S. State: Montana Child: Ammon, 11 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Bryn is honest, to the point, effective, helpful, powerful, direct and humorous. For our video feedback, she was empathetic, pulse-on-the-beat, inspiring, and very warm, real and personal.”

Name: Zenobia S. Occupation: Son-Rise Program® Mom Country: England Child: Gyan, 4 years old Diagnosis: Autism

Teacher Reviews - William Hogan

“William made time to be with us and, to be honest, I would have loved more. His words will be with me always—I have learned about being happy and having fun from our time together. William, just by being himself, inspires so many to succeed.”

Name: Keith M. Country: Ireland Child Diagnosis: Mild/Moderate Autism

“We so enjoyed our time with William. I felt relaxed, like I’d known him for quite some time. Everything he told us was enlightening, and he came across as so patient and caring, not to mention informative. Thank you.”

Name: Jacqui M. Country: Ireland Child Diagnosis: Mild/Moderate Autism

“William was warm, sincere, loving and informative. He was like an old friend that I could talk to about anything without judgment.”

Name: Vincent G. Country: England Child: Paraic, 4 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“William has great ideas and excellent specific points. He highlights practical points well and has a very supportive and encouraging teaching style.”

Name: Zenobia S. Occupation: Son-Rise Program® Mom Country: England Child: Gyan, 4 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“William is playful, skilled, helpful and caring. He’s like an anchor for us all.”

Name: Nancy S. State: Montana Child: Ammon, 11 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“William is a great motivator, with lots of enthusiasm and sound advice.”

Name: Lorraine S. Country: England Child: Adam, 6 years old Diagnosis: Autism

Teacher Reviews - Kate Wilde

“Kate was great, caring, patient and understanding. She shared her love and knowledge with us well—it was easy to listen and learn from her. And what a wrap up! You made us feel so special and gave us such confidence, telling us what we needed to hear and know. Thank you.”

Name: Jacqui & Keith M. Country: Ireland Child Diagnosis: Mild/Moderate Autism

“Kate is very perceptive and has a respectful approach, which reflects the values of The Son-Rise Program® in a lively fashion. Her teaching and facilitation skills, especially those of clarity and passion, are of a very high order.”

Name: Ann W. Country: Scotland Child: 7 years old Diagnosis: Autism/Epilepsy/Learning Disabilities

“Kate is a very engaging, bubbly and amusing person who managed to keep me present in all of her sessions. She demonstrated specific scenarios with examples.”

Name: Sheena C. Country: England Child: 4 years old Diagnosis: Severe Autism

“Kate was brilliant in all areas. We found her to be loving, sensitive, exciting and fun. Because she was nonjudgmental, we felt we could say anything to her. She helped us explore with great sincerity and love.”

Name: Valerie & Vincent G. Country: England Child: Paraic, 4 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Kate was so helpful, accurate, knowledgeable, clear-thinking, positive, relevant, attentive, concise, animated, imaginative, sincere and loving!”

Name: Mark H. Occupation: Methodist Minister Country: England Child: Joseph, 7 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Kate was very insightful, helpful and emotionally available. I enjoyed her humor and appreciated her ability to be compassionate and honest.”

Name: Barbara E. Occupation: Therapist Country: California Child: Maryrose, 7 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Kate’s down-to-earth approach on many practical matters gave me clear ideas for the future.”

Name: Richard M. Country: Scotland Child: 7 years old Diagnosis: Autism/Epilepsy/Learning Disabilities

“I felt so inspired by Kate and her experiences. I’m ready to look at and embrace the not-so-shiny bits of myself.”

Name: Susan N. Country: USA Child: 10 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Kate was superb. She was responsive to us and very clear in her explorations.”

Name: Phil H. Country: Wales Child: 4 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Kate’s direct, witty, yet sincere approach, made the session an enjoyable learning!”

Name: Glender P. Occupation: Graphic Designer Country: England Child: Alexander, 9 years old Diagnosis: High Functioning Autism

Name: Ann W. Country: Scotland Child: 7 years old Diagnosis: Autism/Epilepsy/Learning Disabilities

“Joanna showed an awesome depth of insight into Neil’s language and actions. Has she only known him for 5 days? Her review of the group meeting gave us ready- to-use ideas to take into our program.”

Name: Richard M. Country: Scotland Child: 7 years old Diagnosis: Autism/Epilepsy/Learn. Disorder

“Joanna’s eyes just danced as she came to meet me. She made me feel as if I was the only one that mattered. Joanna is a lovely person.”

Name: Margaret Anne B. Occupation: Homemaker Country: Scotland Child: Michael, 9 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Joanna is a lady full of energy, enthusiasm and excitement. Her feedback was excellent.”

Name: Nisar N. Occupation: Business Owner Country: Pakistan Child: Ali, 17 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Joanna was very sincere in her desire to help us.”

Name: Emma L. Occupation: Nurse Country: England Child: Tom, 10 years old Diagnosis: Autism

Teacher Reviews - Raun Kaufman

“Raun makes me feel like I have known him a long time. His easy and warm manner is a wonderful asset. He approached the subject in a warm and straightforward manner—his openness with his life makes him somebody very special.”

Name: Angela M. Occupation: Homemaker Country: England Child: Jacob, 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Raun is so easy to listen to and digestible. He displays an ability to make even more challenging concepts exciting and fun to learn. Thank you, Raun.”

Name: Anna P. Occupation: Dietitian Country: England Child: Robert, 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Wow, what a great guy! Raun is very funny, interesting, warm and a brilliant teacher. His session was great!”

Name: Carol K. Country: England Child: Lewis, 7 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Raun was beautifully warm and sincere with an enthusiastic presentation.”

Name: Peter H. Country: Holland Child: 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism/Pervasive Developmental Delay

Teacher Reviews - Beverly Haberman

“Wow! What a gift to be so skilled. I had a wonderful session with Beverly in which I grew and changed as I spoke.”

Name: Sally H. Occupation: Full-Time Mom Country: England Child: Joseph, 7 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Beverly is a lovely, genuine, caring listener. I wish she could come home with me.”

Name: Anna P. Occupation: Dietitian Country: England Child: Robert, 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism

Teacher Reviews - Suzanne Pruss

“Suzanne’s energy is infectious without being overwhelming. She is a very warm and caring person who knows and teaches the program well.”

Name: Barbara E. Occupation: Therapist Country: California Child: Maryrose, 7 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Suzanne was fabulous. She explained everything clearly and was warm and friendly. Better than a sister.”

Name: Brenda K. Occupation: Homemaker Country: Scotland Child: 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism

“Suzanne was excellent at chairing the meetings, making it a worthwhile and rewarding morning, as well as lots of fun!”

Name: Phil H. Country: Wales Child: 4 years old Diagnosis: Autism