NEW FRONTIERS TEACHERS REVIEWED

What Some Say About Our Autism Treatment Program

Teacher Reviews

Teacher Reviews - Barry "Bears" Neil Kaufman

“Absolutely awesome, he is a master. He was fully present with each one of us, lovingly challenging us and expertly pointing out our self-limiting beliefs, while INSPIRING growth in me! I love you!!!”

Marie Trempe, Full Time Son-Rise Mom, FL Child’s Name: Narottam Cecil / Age: 9 / Diagnosis: Aspergers

“Bears is loving, passionate, accepting and unpredictable. He knows what questions to ask, which makes it the perfect forum for growth.”

Luz Mary Vanderhoof, Son-Rise Mom, WA Child’s Name: Lucas / Age: 8 / Diagnosis: Autism

“Amazing. He helped me to see that I am in control! All my feelings are my choice and my world is as beautiful as I want it to be. Thank you Bears!”

Chrissy Butcher, Medical Records Technician, FL Child’s Name: Adam / Age: 4 / Diagnosis: Autism

“Amazing man with an ability to connect with other human beings allowing them to “dig” deep within themselves where all of our true answers to our own life’s questions lie.”

Erin Etheridge, Son-Rise Stay At Home Mom, IL Child’s Name: Elise / Age: 3 / Diagnosis: Autism

“One of a kind. To have Bears was an amazing, memorable experience I will treasure my entire life.”

Karen Holmes, Son-Rise Mom, NV Child’s Name: Nathanael / Age: 13 / Diagnosis: Autism

“Awesome, challenging and loving.”

Denise Monert-Feliciano, Part Time Worker, FL Child’s Name: Joshua Age: 5 Diagnosis: ASD

“Wonderful and wise is he. Yoda the Jedi master he is comparable to. Undeniably savvy; helped me rediscover the convictions that were mine ages ago.”

Stephen Rex, Correctional Probation Officer, CA Child’s Name: Samantha Age: 4 Diagnosis: Autism

“Thank you so much Bears – you challenged me in ways that I have not been challenged, maybe ever. Thank you so much for what you give to the world through your teaching – for encouraging me to look at what I believe and why. It was life changing for me. Bravo.”

Stacia Hejeeabu, Stay At Home Mom, MD Child’s Name: Samuel Age: 8 Diagnosis: PDD & MR

“I love that Bears teaches by example and lives the life he teaches. I love having to challenge my beliefs if I want to change and felt Bears gave great opportunities for us to see it happen.”

Damien Hildman, Full Time Son-Rise Paid Worker, MN Child’s Name: Thomas Kasemodel Age: 11 Diagnosis: Autism

“Amazing! A master teacher who taught about 500 lessons in 2 hours. He inspired me to question everything in life and to be bold.”

Mark Englund, Engineer, IN Children’s Names: Corinne & Carson (twins) Ages: 6 Diagnosis: Autism

“I love, love, love Bears’ teaching style. It is so refreshing and like nothing I have ever experienced. I feel like he has fed something within me that I didn’t know existed that has been slowly stirring away unnoticed. Thank you!”

Angela Bambach, Mother & Learner, Australia Child’s Name: Edward Age: 8 ½ Diagnosis: Aspergers

“Unique, inspiring, challenging, quick, fearless. Taught us to bypass our filters by modeling speed and authenticity. Excellent.”

Barbara Fernandez, Mother & Homemaker, TX Child’s Name: Anna Age: 7 Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

“Bears is a truly great teacher. His non-judgmental, accepting attitude is great in helping people to come to an understanding of the beliefs and attitudes which prevent them from being effective in their program and their lifes.”

Jacqueline Bernstein, Diplomat, Ireland Child’s Name: Alex Age: 6 Diagnosis: ASD

“His teaching style is outrageous and wild. I love it! The way he gets to the core issues by taking everyday examples and helping me to question my own beliefs! Awesome!”

Veronica Wade Lewis, Son-Rise Mom, CA Child’s Name: Freyja Age: 5 Diagnosis: ASD

“Wonderful! What wonderful love and commitment that can be expressed and you taught us so well! Made me understand that I have a lot more power within myself than I ever thought I had.”

Toni Wisher, Self Employed And Son-Rise Mom, OH Child’s Name: Zachary Age: 5 Diagnosis: Autism

“If we could all own the mindset/Option Process that he does, life could literally be heaven on earth. This is the mindset I will be absorbing, studying and living every day.”

Jennifer Gay, Mother And Chiropractor, ME Child’s Name: Julia Age: 5 Diagnosis: Autism

“Ridiculous-in the best possible way. He moves you to reach deeper and further and constantly encourages you to move closer to where you want to get to. Very direct approach-causes you to think and look inward. Kind, loving, passionate and actually sounds like a bear when he growls! Great ability to evoke personal/individual insight.”

Princess Cook, RN, MD Child’s Name: Desmond Age: 7 Diagnosis: Autism & PDD

“Wow! What a power house! Every moment, incident, word is a teaching potential that can help each individual in the group find their own next moment of insight that builds to change.”

Tricia Herrera, Occupational Therapist, OR Children’s Names: Ethan & Ivan Ages: 6 & 3 Diagnosis: Autism

“Bears is brilliant and uncompromising in his ability and practice to bring the truth of our own self-limiting beliefs and freedom of possibilities to our attention. Bravo.”

Tom Stanley, Administrator, IA Child’s Name: Vishveshvara Age: 12 Diagnosis: Autism & PDD

“A force to be reckoned! Bears is awesome and I love his intensity, passion, and forwardness. He has such an inspiring demeanor and has a presence that fills the room and seems to touch everyone around.”

Katie Duncan, CF Volunteer, OH Child’s Name: Andrew Schumacher Age: 6 ½ Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

“His classes are like a Son-Rise playroom, always looking for the beauty in every comment or event. His thoughts make so much sense. He takes his time, no rigid agenda, goes with the flow.”

Milagros Ortiz, Mom And Medical Biller, MD Child’s Name: Alicia Pilar Age: 5 Diagnosis: Smith-Mageni’s Syndrome

“Bears has a laser like precision to take the Option Process and the Son-Rise Program principles and apply it to any situation. He is a shining model of the force of nature that I aspire to be.”

Frank (Francis M.) Seidel, College Professor, PA Child’s Name: Veronika Age: 6 Diagnosis: Autism

“I was in awe to watch Bears love everyone in the room and find a teaching point in every situation that presented itself.”

Debra Cranfield, Son-Rise Mom, Wales Child’s Name: Morgan Age: 7 Diagnosis: Autism

“Energetic, funny, a world wind of knowledge. Thought provoking and engaging. A class that no one could ever sleep through. Very helpful in looking at our beliefs and how they affect our world.”

Nicole Tanzi, Mom And Teacher, NY Child’s Name: Joey Age: 4 Diagnosis: ASD

“Bears really amplifies what we are all thinking and feeling so we can see ourselves full blown and choose a distinct direction or love and embrace ourselves. Teaches to come, not “giving us fish”, but showing us “how to fish.” Incredibly present and unwilling to step over anything.”

Kelli Pallett, Son-Rise Mom, Canada Child’s Name: Jordan Age: 4 Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder

“Bears was really fantastic. I so love how his classes go. I love that he can want to challenge you and also inspire you. I really appreciate that we had the chance to have him twice this week. Bears is just so inspiring to me.”

Audrey Chaput, Student, Canada Child’s Name: Elizabeth Age: 4 Diagnosis: Autism

“Bears being involved in our New Frontiers program set the tone right from his first appearance. He was profound in his truths and an excellent guide for us in self-discovery. We fed gratefully on his energy, presence and humor. He helped us laugh at ourselves and at the same time love and accept ourselves as never before.”

Ralph Kris Hooper, Mr. Mom, Graphic Designer, OK

“I never met anyone who projects love so wholly as Bears. Even though he did not know me, it felt as though he’d known me forever. He gives me the inspiration to keep stepping up the mountain because he so clearly shows the reward.”

Tanya Costin, Mom, Australia

“He is a man of knowledge. Each word that comes out of his mouth is like a pearl. So valuable that you cannot but admire.”

Arpy Melkonian, Teacher, Lebanon

“Bears is fabulous, because he can quickly and easily pinpoint places to question our internal beliefs about our program, our child and ourselves. One hour with Bears is worth one thousand hours of any other personal growth session I’ve encountered.”

Sandy Bruns, Personal Development Coach / Mom, NY

“I just love him sooo much. He always has the right word at the right time. He can see in us…and dig deep inside!”

Rim Smadi, Full Time Mom, France

“Thank you for sharing your experience, your love, your belief, your family with me and the thousands…of families your attitude and perfect presence and truth during your sessions and dining room visit touched and have given me increased inspiration. Thank you for not being perfect…but for just being the gentle Bear of hope and possibilities.”

Deborah Cox, Educator, MA

“There are no words that explain how much I learned from him. He is a charismatic man with a wonderful way in speeching and lecturing. When Bears enters the room, I don’t feel that there is a lecture but I feel that there is lots of wisdom and information I’ll learn. Thanks a lot Bears; you are the best.”

Zeinah Jajeh, Student, Lebanon

“Bear’s was everything I expected and everything unexpected. Someone I have so long admired became instinctly real, human and loving. I am honored to have been loved by him and honored to know without any words he knows I love him too.”

Michelle Zangerle, Student, NY

“I love watching and learning from Bears. He is very generous to share his experience with us and I enjoy how he gets us to think about things. I learn more about myself and I always come away with new ideas and a way of thinking that I can do anything I want.”

Chrissy Luther, Son-Rise Mom, WA

“Wow. Amazing how he talks how we all feel; I am so very grateful to you and Samahria. I always appreciate the true gift that was given to me.”

Leanne Dole, Housewife, Australia

“Bears…what can I say about Bears that hasn’t been said before…I love your teaching style, you work as a mirror showing people themselves. I enjoyed our interactions. For me, I know to really be effective, I have to let go and allow myself to be magnificent, to show it. You’ve been a wonderful role model, helping me to pass from the intellectual stage to the practicing, experimental stage. I can never fully repay your kindness.”

Claudia Alexander, Student, CA

“Enigmatic, spontaneous and special style. Loving, nourishing, yet penetrating and can get to the depth of any matter. Truly the MASTER!”

Kanchan Rao, Pediatrician – Cancer Patients, United Kingdom

“Having Bears as a teacher is like getting surgery without the anesthesia. You learn to accept and love the pain of learning about yourself, then the end result is when you come away without the “tumor” that bogs you down in life.”

Jude Verzosa, Hospital Physician, WA Child’s Name: Zachary / Age: 6 / Diagnosis: Autism

“Bears, you are that one TEACHER on a different path of life who stands and waits at the other end eager to lend a hand to “lost” travelers and teaches them that indeed, there is a road less traveled. In effect, it will make you stand TALL & FEARLESS in the face of CHAOS. (I love you, Bears).”

Therese Z. Verzosa, Registered Nurse, WA Child’s Name: Zachary / Age: 6 / Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

Teacher Reviews - Samahria Lyte Kaufman

“Samahria is beautiful in so many ways. She doesn’t take herself seriously which invites an atmosphere of complete acceptance. Her wisdom is evident in every question she answers. When I get an opportunity I want to eat her up.”

Luz Mary Vanderhoof, Son-Rise Mom, WA Child’s Name: Lucas / Age: 8 / Diagnosis: Autism

“She just oozes love and acceptance and a real understanding of what every person here is going through.”

Angela Hamlett, Homemaker, NY Child’s Name: Enensa / Age: 8 / Diagnosis: Autism

“Beautiful! She is the true representation of “happiness is a choice.” She answers all our questions with ease and a smile. Her strength in the process flows into others.”

Kate Barkman, Part Time Claims Consultant, MA Child’s Name: David / Age: 4 / Diagnosis: Moderate Autism

“She is truly a force of nature! She has so many ideas and you can feel the love from her. You can really see that she is honored to help us along on our journey. Thank you Samahria!”

Chrissy Butcher, Medical Records Technician, FL Child’s Name: Adam / Age: 4 / Diagnosis: Autism

“She exudes love and genuine interest in people. She has faith in all of us and cheers us on to be the best we can be for our children.”

Ruth Quayson, Banking, Ghana Child’s Name: Joshua / Age: 8 / Diagnosis: Autism

“Wow! My dialogue with her totally transformed my life. And by the way, I changed my son’s diet with the sugars (fruit & vegetables) and noticed a difference immediately. Thank you.”

Rachel Hire, Volunteer, OH Child’s Name: Zac Wisher Age: 6 Diagnosis: Autism

“Your presence and joy of life is contagious and was an example for me to embrace the beauty and joy of every moment and in all things.”

Tabitha Lacy, Miracle Worker, AR Children’s Names: Ian & Adam Ages: 9 ½ & 5 ½ Diagnosis: Autism

“The Oracle. No, but I will. Thank you Samahria for starting all this in a bathroom 35 years ago. Your life and your love give me energy, hope and love for others, too. Thank you.”

Nichola Lefroy, Son-Rise Mom, Australia Child’s Name: Tom Age: 6 Diagnosis: Aspergers Syndrome

“Samahria is filled with such energy and love. She teaches with humor and wonderful perspective.”

Debbie Rieza, Son-Rise Mom, CA Child’s Name: Gabriel Age: 6 Diagnosis: Autism

“She is the Oracle! When she walked into the room I couldn’t breath. She is on fire, full of love and teaches great.”

Lourie Tomino, Cosmetologist, CA Child’s Name: Dominic Age: 3 Diagnosis: Autism

“Goddess, mother, powerful, real. The best teacher.”

Tatiana Mikhailova, Mother & Musician, Costa Rica Child’s Name: George Age: 6 ½ Diagnosis: Asperger & PDD

“Wow! Son-Rise Mama, you made me understand completely why my belief about myself and others has everything and nothing to do with my emotions. I love you and admire you and praise God for your willingness to share this wonderful program.”

Toni Walker, Self Employed And Son-Rise Mom, OH Child’s Name: Zachary Age: 5 Diagnosis: Autism

“I love your frankness and candor! Thank you for being so open and straightforward with us in the Q and A. I truly felt loved and guided by you. Your insights give me strength, your strength gives me encouragement and your encouragement moves me forward on this journey. Thank you!”

Liz Kosior, Mom (Former Teacher, MA Child’s Name: Joseph Age: 3 Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

“Love the laugh. Her honesty and love is beautiful. Very experienced in life with much to share.”

Veronica Wade Lewis, Son-Rise Mom, CA Child’s Name: Freyja Age: 5 Diagnosis: ASD

“Has a big gentleness and love that flows to surround all around her. I felt in this very special place that I could listen to what was being asked and find the truths and beliefs within myself that were ones I want to continue with.”

Tricia Herrera, Occupational Therapist, OR Children’s Names: Ethan & Ivan Ages: 6 & 3 Diagnosis: Autism

“The definition of a force of nature! The energy and light she brings with her is unmatchable. She is a very entertaining speaker and does a wonderful job teaching the point.”

Katie Duncan, CF Volunteer, OH Child’s Name: Andrew Schumacher Age: 6 ½ Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

“Love, fun love!!!; that’s her. Very resourceful and determined to give us the best answer possible. It’s not exactly what she says that helps me but the conviction that comes up with her answers. She is like a sea of joy and love; you can refresh on her waters and have fun.”

Milagros Ortiz, Mom And Medical Biller, MD Child’s Name: Alicia Pilar Age: 5 Diagnosis: Smith-Mageni’s Syndrome

“Samahria is great, funny and wise. Her session was great fun, but also contained great advice.”

Jacqueline Bernstein, Diplomat, Ireland Child’s Name: Alex Age: 6 Diagnosis: ASD

“When Samahria laughs the world laughs with her. Her insight into the world of autism has taught me so much. Having Samahria do the Q and A session was brilliant. She has so much respect for the isms that I am seeing my son’s ism in a whole new light.”

Heather Aschmann, Son-Rise Mom, NJ Child’s Name: Adrian Age: 6 Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

“What a lovely lady with lots of gags. So full of life. So beautiful, so energetic, so excited, a complete Son-Rise mom. I wish I could clone her to be at my place.”

Natasha Abdul, Student, Pakistan Child’s Name: Aatif (Brother) Age: 9 Diagnosis; PDD, NOs & Mental Retardation

“Wonderful woman. She really made me feel so comfortable as soon as she walked into the class. She answered so many questions and with such enthusiasm that it made me realize that we all have the same capabilities. All she did was love and we all can do that.”

Manjit Erdey, Son-Rise Mom, GA Child’s Name: James Age: 4 Diagnosis: Autism

“Her energy in answering everyone questions was wonderful. She really felt passionately about each child’s situation and gave us answers we can all go home and implement.”

Tonya Hinkle, Dentist, WV Child’s Name: Logan Age: 5 Diagnosis: UDX & ASD

“Samahria’s got an infectious enthusiasm and as the first Son-Rise teacher, she imparts so much wisdom and practical advice, as well as an unstoppable, yet gentle spirit.”

Sandy Bruns, Personal Dev. Coach / Mom, NY

“A wonderful woman who can feel and guess what’s going in our hearts, our doubts and fear. I’m sure she has a sixth sense.”

Rim Smadi, Full Time Mom, France

“The warmth of a mother and the wisdom of a sage.”

Lejla Somun-Krupalija, Manager /Lecturer, Bosnia

“Samahria has a way of making you feel as if you are part of the family. She shares all of her experiences and knowledge in a way that you can truly get it.”

Chrissy Luther, Son-Rise Mom, WA

“Samahria is the most intuitive and insightful woman I have ever met. She provides a great balance of challenge and positive affirmation that allows you to explore and feel that she believes in you one hundred percent.”

Kathy deCastro, H.R. Executive, CT

“Magically inspiring and funny! I enjoyed her perspective immensely!!!”

Kerri Moreau, Self Employed, NH

“Samahria is a wealth of inspiration and knowledge. Her unique insight and presentation into her journey are invaluable to me.”

Kevin Kauffman, Captain / PA Dept. Of Corrections, PA

“Samahria made me feel loved and not alone. Her sweet candor and accepting attitude was very appreciated.”

Crista Kauffman, Behavior Specialist, PA

“She is the grand dame of Son-Rise and she knew what I needed to hear, answering the question about forgiveness that was hiding behind the question about potty-training. It was a magical gift to speak with her.”

Angela Hooper, Attorney, OK

“Amazingly authentic. A true inspiration. Samahria exudes the energy of Son-Rise from a place deep within – her Q and A session made me feel so empowered.”

Hayley Boland, Housewife, United Kingdom

“I loved that as I looked at you I saw an exciting, vital, fulfilled, continually learning and growing, sexy woman. The learning you offered far surpassed the questions asked.”

Heather Naviello, Stay At Home Mom, Ohio Child’s Name: Gabe / Age: 7 / Diagnosis: Autism PDD & NOS Provisional

“She is the absolute authority on the Son-Rise Program. No one else knows better what it is to be in the playroom, for hours, trying to chisel out a beautiful and neuro-typical human being out of a child with the wonderful and beautiful gift of autism.”

Abhijit Patwardhan, Software Engineer, CA Child’s Name: Aditya / Age: 5 / Diagnosis: Autism

Teacher Reviews - Bryn N. Hogan

“A true inspiration as a mother. To teach me that unconditional love is all I need to help my child in this journey.”

Erin Etheridge, Son-Rise Stay-at-Home Mom, IL Child’s Name: Elise / Age: 3 / Diagnosis: Autism

“She can make anything exciting! She showed me that I can make everything fun and interesting. I found my creativity thanks to Bryn!”

Chrissy Butcher, Medical Records Technician, FL Child’s name: Adam / Age: 4 / Diagnosis: Autism

“She is hilarious. She inspired me to be outrageous, silly and playful while joining, challenging and requesting in the playroom. You are a great model!”

Marie Trempe, Full Time Son-Rise Mom, FL Child’s Name: Narottam Cecil / Age: 9 / Diagnosis: Aspergers

“She is amazing. She was a great teacher that helped me realize that I wasn’t doing everything wrong-for that I feel blessed”

Marty Butcher, Press Operator, FL Child’s name: Adam / Age: 4 / Diagnosis: Autism

“Bryn is delightful! She has the inner glow and sincerity that inspires me to want to be the best Mom I can.”

Stacey Marazzo, Stay At Home Mom, Canada Child’s Name: Riley Age: 2 Diagnosis: Autism

“I enjoy your humor, your knowledge in the program and the way you part with that knowledge – you are a great teacher. I love how you cut right to the heart of a question or issue.”

Laura Philpot, Son-Rise Mom & P.T.A., OR Child’s Name: Keyper Age: 7 Diagnosis: Autism

“Amazing, incredible fountain of knowledge and experience.”

Stephen Rex, Correctional Probation Officer, CA Child’s Name: Samantha Age: 4 Diagnosis: Autism

“You are a great teacher. Thanks for all your knowledge and wisdom about the Son-Rise Program. Love your humor.”

Kerry Foppe, Mom, IL Child’s Name: Blake Age: 6 Diagnosis: Autism

“Bryn is my favorite teacher! She is so down to earth and funny. She knows when to lighten something up with a joke and when to go deeper with someone so we all can learn. She taught me that just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. I always had the power inside me. Thanks for being my Glinda, Bryn.”

Eileen Prizeman, Second Grade Teacher, NY Child’s Name: James Age: 8 Diagnosis: Autism

“The finest, most caring instructor I have ever had at any level. I would come if she was the only teacher. Real, warm and intelligent.”

David Lacy, Shipping & Receiving Supervisor, AR Children’s Names: Ian & Adam Ages: 9 & 5 Diagnosis: Autism

“The best teacher! She is so perceptive and clear. She provided perfect examples and she made me think things in a totally different light. She is so funny. She could be a professional comedian on the autism circuit. I hope her happiness is contagious.”

Mark Englund, Engineer, IN Children’s Names: Corinne & Carson (twins) Ages: 6 Diagnosis: Autism

“I love Bryn. She is incredibly strong, beautiful and intelligent. I learned how to be confident just by listening to her and feeling her love.”

Julia Luo, Teacher, IN Child’s Name: Benny Age: 12 Diagnosis: Autism

“Very realistic and palatable approach to playroom issues and other issues. Very creative. Great way of managing the participants. Open, honest, encouraging-fearless, loving, very organized approach to teaching/instructing. Made information easily understood and digestible. Great sense of humor!”

Princess Cook, RN, MD Child’s Name: Desmond Age: 7 Diagnosis: Autism & PDD

“The reality of living life with love and humor is always a joy to be a part of with Bryn. She brings real life to teaching and answers. She helps each of us (myself definitely) know that we have knowledge within us to go on and make whatever path we take a success for us.”

Tricia Herrera, Occupational Therapist, OR Children’s Names: Ethan & Ivan Ages: 6 & 3 Diagnosis: Autism

“Technically you’re the Best! Your presentation is precise, with incredible love and sincerity. You have a way of helping people and inspiring growth in all of us!”

Kris Brown, Mom, TX Child’s Name: Ian Age: 5 Diagnosis: Autism

“Your energy and ability to laugh at yourself and say what most of us think in a funny and positive way is amazing! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. Thank you for being a supportive developmental model.”

Chris Turner, Church Worker, PA Child’s Name: Will Age: 17 Diagnosis: Asperger’s

“As always, Bryn is magnificent in conveying information. She is so clear with getting the point across, yet very personable and colorful. She is very open about her experience with her daughter, son and husband that it makes you feel, “Oh! I’m not the only one.”

Mizpah Michna, Mom, TX Child’s Name: Jadon Age: 3 Diagnosis: Autism

“I totally salute Bryn-for your deeply inquiring intelligence, alertness, endless creativity, willingness to be open and vulnerable, for your persistence in love and completely engaging presence in sharing with us all. Highest admiration and deepest thanks.”

Tom Stanley, Administrator, IA Child’s Name: Vishveshvara Age: 12 Diagnosis: Autism & PDD

“The greatest teacher of all! Bryn has a way of showing us we can do this and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Her sense of humor helps getting the message through. She helped me see how creativity is easy, how real this is and how this is simple and fun. I am the diaper box master.”

Karen Carmeli, IT, TX Child’s Name: Yair Age: 5 Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

“So sweet, bold and beautiful. She kept my energy level up all the time. She brings a smile to my face whenever I think of her. She is so energetic. A blend of Bears and Samahria all in one! Aahaa…”

Natasha Abdul, Student, Pakistan Child’s Name: Aatif (Brother) Age: 9 Diagnosis: PDD, NOS & Mental Retardation

“Wow! She is the best teacher in terms of technical yet practical insight. Her insights are unique and special.”

Frank (Francis M.) Seidel, College Professor, PA Child’s Name: Veronika Age: 6 Diagnosis: Autism

“Your witness and your exciting lectures are always great. You are the best teacher I ever met. Whenever you are in the classroom, I am drawn to your energy, love and acceptance. I love your deep eyes, long hair and lovely, husky voice.”

Jinyoung Lee, Staying Home Mom, PA Child’s Name: Elvin Age: 3 ½ Diagnosis: Autism

“I can’t put into words eloquently enough the gratitude I have when she walks into our class. I hang on every word, because I know she has lived this and truly believes everything about this program deep in her heart. I can feel it with every lesson she teaches, each story she tells and every question she answers.”

Terry Davis, Mom And Housewife, PA Child’s Name: Jordan Age: 7 Diagnosis: Autism

“Amazing. Such an excellent teacher. She walks the walk; I learned a ton. BEST MOM EVER!”

Rachael Wade, Bookkeeper, CA Child’s Name: Freyja Age: 6 Diagnosis: ASD

“A great teacher! The best balance of putting this Option Process into real world examples. Funny, engaging and down to earth. Love, love, love her!”

Nicole Tanzi, Mom And Teacher, NY Child’s Name: Joey Age: 3 Diagnosis: ASD

“Really wonderful and happy non-traditional teacher. Totally experienced, blessed by being a sister, mom and having had her special ed. Background gives her the complete packet to share with others.”

Ivonne And Gonzalo Baquerizo, Teacher And Paralegal, Ecuador Child’s Name: Antonio Jose Age: 4 Diagnosis: Autism Tendencies

“Bryn brings fun, energy, warmth and loads of practical experience forward in a way that makes it clear that this is not hard. It is clear that a Son-Rise program or your life is what you believe it is. She clearly believes in herself, her children, her life, her husband and anything else that she chooses.”

Michael Pallett, Engineer, Canada Child’s Name: Jordyn Age: 4 Diagnosis: ASD

“Loved coming back to Bryn’s lectures and humor. What a wonderful woman!! You are truly a peaceful and inspiring lady…who has all the answers and delivers them in a clear and concise and humorous way. If I can’t laugh…I am not motivated. With Bryn’s humor I can conquer anything.”

J.C. Capurso, Son-Rise Mom, IL Child’s Name: Alec Age: 5 Diagnosis: Asperger’s

“She has the gift of relating her extensive knowledge of Son-Rise intertwined with her wisdom about life. Every class was full of fun and you really know and feel that she loves us! Being the sister to Raun, daughter to Bears and Samahria – invaluable life experiences she shares. Awesome!”

Mary Finnegan-Rosselli, Son-Rise Mom, MA

“I love her sense of humor and honesty. Her explanation of technique and attitude combined stay with me. I listen to every word and seem to remember it all and understand it…what’s more! Bryn is a fantastic natural teacher and the fact that she has worked with Jade and run a successful program makes a difference to me. She makes sense to me.”

Tanya Costin, Mom, Australia

“I love Bryn – full of life and very, very funny. I can totally relate to her in the way she presents her material. She is very transparent which allows us to see her vulnerability and helps us to know we can do this. Her experience is wonderful (sibling, mother) and that adds to the flow and makes it more real to us.”

Scott McIntyre, Supervisor, NC

“You’re in a class of your own. When you teach, it changes the way I DO LIFE! You are a role model for me, but let me know that perfection is not part of the deal. That helped me change a deep and destructive belief that I needed to be perfect, which was hindering my Son-Rise program and my experience of life. ‘Thank you’ seems not enough.”

Laura Gately, Son-Rise Mom, Australia

“Awesome, times fly when she is teaching and always feel sorry that it’s time for lunch. She is so inspiring (inspiration?) and her humor and down to earth wisdom is absolutely fabulous.”

Bright van der Loo, Director, Netherlands

“Bryn is amazing! She has such a great humor and is captivating when she speaks. Bryn has an empathy that transcends gender, age and lifestyle. I feel that Bryn has taught me so many lessons in a week that would have taken me years to learn and accept.”

Stacey Butcher, Student, NY

“Bryn is unbelievable. She is a model of courage, strength, passion and love. She has great ideas and is wonderfully creative. She has an aura of acceptance all around her. I could talk to her forever.”

Kathy deCastro, H.R. Executive, CT

“I could not imagine New Frontiers without Bryn. Her style is unlike any other teaching method I have encountered. An absolute wealth of information and energy. Thank you for helping me.”

Kevin Kauffman, Captain / PA Dept. Of Corrections, PA

“A gift: honest, frank, insightful. She was born to do this. I always enjoy Bryn’s sessions. She always answers the tough questions.”

Henry J. Noye, Attorney, PA

“She is awesome! Her style of teaching is totally captivating. Very clear answers, no ambiguity. A great teacher and everyone can relate to her as a teacher, a sister and a parent.”

Kanchan Rao, Pediatrician – Cancer Patients, United Kingdom

“She is a wellspring of knowledge. Her style of teaching is so personable and loving. I totally adore Bryn and being in her class. She is a humorous, entertaining teacher.”

Shelley Hackett, Son-Rise Mom , Australia Child’s Name: Kobe / Age: 5 / Diagnosis: Mild Autism

“As ever, Bryn is the combination of humor, experience, wisdom and love that gets right to me in the most helpful ways. She provides such loving and practical answers to any question or challenge in our journey with the Son-Rise Program.”

Colleen Errington, Social Worker, OH Child’s Name: Gavin / Age: 6 / Diagnosis: Autism

Teacher Reviews - William Hogan

“He’s such a loving and intelligent teacher. For me, the perfect combination of spiritual awareness and common sense. I’m very grateful for everything he helped me see and understand.”

Suzanne Lena Pipers, Singer, Netherlands Child’s Name: De / Age: 11 / Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder

“I love the way William made all of the Son-Rise Program principles seem less mysterious and overwhelming. He explains things with caring and simplicity.”

Tara Viggiano, Mom & Entrepreneur, NY Children’s Names: Giovanna & Frank / Ages: 4 / Diagnosis: PDD

“He emanates love and kindness in his teaching allowing me to go deeper, be meditative and introspective.”

Marie Trempe, Full Time Son-Rise Mom, FL Child’s Name: Narottam Cecil / Age: 9 / Diagnosis: Aspergers

“What a true, kind, warm and awesome person. You are a great navigator and teacher in life. Thank you for your calming influence.”

Gareth Morgan, Facilitator, Australia Child’s Name: Hannah / Age: 8 / Diagnosis: Severe Autism

“Oh William, you are such an amazing person. It was truly my pleasure to learn from you and share with you. To have you as a consultant is amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving your time.”

Karen Holmes, Son-Rise Mom, NV Child’s Name: Nathanael / Age: 13 Diagnosis: Autism

“William is a great teacher with a very calming presence.”

Stacey Marazzo, Stay At Home Mom, Canada Child’s Name: Riley Age: 2 Diagnosis: Autism

“His soft, gentle appearance helps focus on what he is teaching. Wonderful man!”

Dawn Clevidence, Son-Rise Mom, OR Child’s Name: Wyatt Age: 7 Diagnosis: Autism

“William has covered the difficult topics related to defining structure, defining and documenting goals. His simple approach allowed me to get past perceived obstacles and my mental block.”

Srini Donthireddy, IT Consultant, NJ Child’s Name: Anuraa Age: 5 Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

“He is a wonderful humanist and a perfect Son-Rise gentleman. He has a way of making everything funny and easy to appreciate.”

Julia Luo, Teacher, IN Child’s Name: Benny Age: 12 Diagnosis: Autism

“What a tender, serious, yet extremely silly man you can be! I love your handouts and developmental model ROCKS! In Ohio, we are able to apply for an autism scholarship that requires an IEP-I cannot wait to bring my 3-E’s AND my developmental model, goals, etc. to my next IEP meeting. Thank you!!!”

Toni Wisher, Self Employed Son-Rise Mom, OH Child’s Name: Zachary Age: 5 Diagnosis: Autism

“William has an amazing calm and collected way about him. He seems very easy and laid back but at the same time strong and direct.”

Katie Duncan, CF Volunteer, OH Child’s Name: Andrew Schumacher Age: 6 ½ Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

“I love William’s smile when he walks into the room. His teaching method really gets the point across. You can see that he loves teaching the classes and loves every person in the class.”

Heather Aschmann, Son-Rise Mom, NJ Child’s Name: Adrian Age: 6 Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

“What a warm, open person. His technical precision is clear, but he also has a great way when guiding us during exercises.”

Frank (Francis M.) Seidel, College Professor, PA Child’s Name: Veronika Age: 6 Diagnosis: Autism

“His calm presence and his ability to bring clarity to what we are learning makes it easy for me to see how this will work in the playroom.”

Debra Cranfield, Son-Rise Mom, Wales Child’s Name: Morgan Age: 7 Diagnosis: Autism

“You are great at really making me think of my child and see the endless possibilities for him. I will not be afraid to go for anything.”

Tonya Hinkle, Dentist, WV Child’s Name: Logan Age: 5 Diagnosis: UDX & ASD

“William was fantastic; he clearly communicated “next step” techniques and how to have a clear vision for what we are trying to accomplish.”

Matt Crane, Area Manager, GA Child’s Name: Connor Age: 3 Diagnosis: None

“William is a fantastic teacher. He has a fantastic creative streak. Actual ideas for me to take home to work with. Visual displays (clips) are excellent; they stay with you longer than reading, etc.”

Linda McCormack, Accountant, Ireland Child’s Name: Meabh Age : 3 ½ Diagnosis: Autism & ASD

“I have been really touched by William’s kindness and love. He is the kind of person that I would want to go to for sharing or for help. It feels easy to feel close to him.”

Audrey Chaput, Student, Canada Child’s Name: Elizabeth Age: 4 Diagnosis: Autism

“William is a fantastic teacher, father and guide. The kindness and playfulness exudes from his personality like a new spring that we are blessed to drink from.”

Ralph Kris Hooper, Mr. Mom, Graphic Designer, OK

“A gifted and talented teacher. He has all the qualities to make us feel the philosophy behind the program as well as the practical things.”

Dilia Mieses, Dance Teacher, Dominican Republic

“William is the most fabulous teacher as well. He conveys the attitude and information in a very fun, understandable and digestible way. His acceptance, enthusiasm and kindness are such a wonderful part of your whole program.”

Sandy Bruns, Personal Dev. Coach / Mom, NY

“A calm, yet forceful presence, a wealth of knowledge and competence able to be whimsical and carefree, able to hold the group and help us to free ourselves. Your meditations are great, helped me to go gently into myself and not be a bubbling, crying machine…I could think, feel, do and be present. I have benefited you/ your sharing.”

Deborah Cox, Educator, MA

“Fantastic energy, anytime, anyplace, any day! Here and on every video feedback, his voice is like a spark of energy, igniting me to want to do my best in all areas.”

Kerri Moreau, Self Employed, NH

“William was such a lovely man, who seemed to be able to communicate anything to us in a way that was not hard to understand.”

Elaine Bury, Waitress / University Student, Ireland

“A valuable instructor. Confident, sensitive and very very very capable. Very engaging. I learned a lot.”

Theresa Noye, Resident Director, PA

“William is like a geyser. He seems pretty calm at first, but then there’s a question, or a teaching or a learning and you hardly know what hit you. You just know that you are more powerful, more loving, more whatever you hoped you might be.”

Angela Hooper, Attorney, OK

“I was impressed by the compassion that emanated from your eyes when you listened to people. Not only knowledgeable and experienced, but truly loving.”

Claudia Alexander, Student, CA

“William, the consummate teacher, and seemingly the mastermind in the articulation and application of the Son-Rise Program. This was so helpful for me to push our program in order to make it more focused and therapeutic, while still being fun and loving.”

Aaron Houssian, Researcher, Netherlands Child’s Name: Ezra / Age: 4 / Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

Teacher Reviews - Kate Wilde

“I love her energetic spirit. Her passion for whatever the purpose of the class is contagious. Her experience shows through the knowledge she shares.”

Luz Mary Vanderhoff, Son-Rise Mom, WA Child’s Name: Lucas / Age: 8 / Diagnosis: Autism

“She is so animated and caring. I love the way she comes alive with all of her explanations and thinks of everything as an opportunity to grow. Thank you Kate!”

Chrissy Butcher, Medical Records Technician, FL Child’s Name: Adam / Age: 4 / Diagnosis: Autism

“A wonderful teacher. Thanks for letting me think outside the box and explore my options.”

Kerry Foppe, Mom, IL Child’s Name: Blake Age: 6 Diagnosis: Autism

“Kate is a force of nature! She brings real confidence and experience to the table to really help everyone learn.”

Eileen Prizeman, Second Grade Teacher, NY Child’s Name: James Age: 8 Diagnosis: Autism

“No one teaches “language teaching” better than Kate! Gifted, talented, just awesome teacher.”

Luz Arevalo, Attorney, MA Child’s Name: Raquel Age: 9 Diagnosis: Autism

“Love you Kate. Thank you for your beautiful smile that brightens the room. Thank you for your kindness and patience and technical information that you give.”

Nichola Lefroy, Son-Rise Mom, Australia Child’s Name: Tom Age: 6 Diagnosis: Aspergers Syndrome

“Amazingly effective. She is a miracle worker. She has great compassion and is extremely perceptive.”

Julia Luo, Teacher, IN Child’s Name: Benny Age: 12 Diagnosis: Autism

“I loved Kate’s session. She is great at giving you specific ideas and help with where to go next in your program.”

Jacqueline Bernstein, Diplomat, Ireland Child’s Name: Alex Age: 6 Diagnosis: ASD

“You rock!! Loved your enthusiasm-want to take with me to the Son-Rise room!!”

Venessa Teich, Band Originator, South Africa Children’s Names: Gregory & Sarah Ages: 2 & 4 Diagnosis: Autism, PDD & Asperger’s

“I think Kate is a fantastic teacher. Very good at listening to you. Has really good ideas. She provided excellent advice.”

Linda McCormack, Accountant, Ireland Child’s Name: Meabh Age: 3 ½ Diagnosis: Autism & ASD

“She has a lovely personality and lovely calm voice. Her explanation to initiate games with showing us the videos are so nice and you can learn in a fast way.”

Zeinah Jajeh, Student, Lebanon

“Her smile is infectious. She truly believes what she is teaching.”

Michelle Zangerle, Student, NY

“She really glows when she talks. You get to feel you want to do it more and more and come back again and again.”

Leanne Dole, Housewife, Australia

“Kate has an energy about her that made the idea of “requesting” seem so exciting. Her examples and acting out certain scenarios really made the teaching come to life.”

Joyce McIntyre, Mom, NC

“Smiley Kate is always an inspiration to learn from. I love her honesty and energy. I always enjoy her sessions because I know how closely she holds the little girl she volunteered for to her heart. I feel that she understands.”

Hayley Boland, Housewife, United Kingdom

Teacher Reviews - Raun Kaufman

“The One… Such amazing energy, love, knowledge and skill.”

Jeannie Reid, Son-Rise Mom, OH Child’s Name: Carson Age: 7 ½ Diagnosis: PDD & NOS

“Was the whole reason I first came here when I saw him in New York. He is so “natural.” I loved my dialogue and consultation with him – he had great ideas.”

Eileen Prizeman, Second Grade Teacher, NY Child’s Name: James Age: 8 Diagnosis: Autism

Teacher Reviews - Beverly Haberman

“An excellent “Power Dialogue Process” teacher!”

Rana Mechi, Student / Volunteer, Lebanon

“A great teacher---Dialogues are such a wonderful tool and she knows how to teach it so effectively.”

Mary Finnegan-Rosselli, Son-Rise Mom, MA

“What a peaceful woman, she was lovely, but still powerful.”

Angela van Doome, Professional Son-Rise Player, Netherlands

“Seemed like or one of the happiest, sweetest women in the world, again an inspiration to become.”

Elaine Bury, Waitress / University Student, Ireland

“She never ceases to amaze me. She is a beautiful amazing woman who clearly is very able to reach everyone.”

Leanne Dole, Housewife, Australia

“Best dialogues ever!! Thanks thanks thanks. She works miracles!!”

Helen Cherry, Alexander Teacher / Artist, United Kingdom

“Yay! I love the Option Process Dialogue and Bev rocked the house. What a great tool for life! What fun!”

Ryan Peck, Project Manager, FL Child’s Name: Nathaniel / Age: 6 / Diagnosis: Classic Autism

Teacher Reviews - Brian Nelson

“Brian Nelson is awesome! He is so dedicated and incredibly helpful. From offering me a ride with him to the Group Facilitation program in January to helping me organize everything to raise awareness about autism and Son-Rise in my community to being sure I’m set with my training. Awesome!”

Katie Duncan, CF Volunteer, OH

“I loved spending time with Brian. He was loving, gentle, wise, and strong. I felt he was very giving with his time and energy. He is a great teacher of the Son-Rise Program.”

Keely Bays, Son-Rise Volunteer , Canada