"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact has been incredible. I am returning home to my wonderful child with such clarity of purpose, conviction, passion, daring action and persistence that I know our Son-Rise Program® will succeed. I have everything I could ever want for my child: the optimal environment, knowledge, and a belief system that is useful and exciting. It will all be so powerful in my program, my family and my life! I am bursting with love and gratitude for my son and the life-changing opportunity he has brought us through his Autism. The fun has just begun."
Name: Cheri H. Occupation: Homemaker Country: England Child: Sam, 4 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"Before the Autism Treatment Center of America™, I was frustrated beyond belief. Everyone would offer a speedy diagnosis along with a grim prognosis but NO HELP! No information on how to help my child and being told it was out of our hands. The Son-Rise Program® was like a road back home. I know my child better than any professional—The Son-Rise Program® let me use my power to reach my son and be awed by him. He's already doing things 6 months into the program that were deemed impossible."
Name: Shelley B. Occupation: Mom State: Texas Child: Hank, 3 years old Diagnosis: PDD
"My husband found out about The Option Institute and The Son-Rise Program® on the Internet at a time when our 16-year-old son and family were in a crisis. He was having numerous seizures, becoming aggressive at school and was very unhappy. Fourteen months later with the benefit of the programs and consultations, Tyler is happy, conversation has developed incredibly, his seizures have been reduced from every 5 days to as long as 6 weeks apart, he gives spontaneous hugs, talks about his feelings, has developed a great imagination, and is more comfortable in groups and new situations. We are so thankful to have found a way to help Tyler."
Name: Gail P. Occupation: Realtor Country: Canada Child: Tyler, 16 years old Diagnosis: Autism/Epilepsy
"The Son-Rise Program® gives you hope, makes hope possible, gives you the concrete means and hows to realize your hopes and objectives, and gives you a lot of support from teachers and peers. In fact, it makes happiness possible in the face of all difficulties and hardships, and above all, makes you a better person. I suggest it not only to parents, but to professionals especially."
Name: Franca L. Occupation: Physical Therapist Country: Italy
"As a professional, it has been a rare privilege to participate with parents of special children. This has been a rich experience getting to know extraordinary people who share all of themselves. The attitude of acceptance flows throughout the week, giving all who participate full access to themselves and others. I take all that I learned back and will put it into practice."
Name: Karol L. Occupation: Early Childhood Educator State: Alaska Child: Sawyer, 19 months Diagnosis: Autistic Indicators/Delayed Communication Skills
"I came to the program wanting to be inspired and re-committed to my Son-Rise Program®. I learned that I have the power to let go and face my fears, confront those who question my conviction and dare to believe in my son and myself again. I am learning with a renewed sense of family and a feeling of love like I've never felt or shared before."
Name: Betsy T. Occupation: Son-Rise Program® Mom State: North Carolina Child: Mitch, 3 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® was the only program we sought or needed to bring our boy back. Once we discovered it, we saw no reason to look elsewhere. Paul has always been happy, but now he is happy with us rather than just with himself. He is talkative, bright and interactive now where previously he seemed gifted but odd. My wife and I have grown as much as Paul through this journey and feel intensely grateful that we found it through The Son-Rise Program®."
Name: Andrew S. Occupation: Orthopedic Surgeon State: Tennessee Child: Paul, 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact gave me a much deeper understanding of the tools I would need to keep going. I now know I can maintain energy and focus and be a force of nature on behalf of my child for the long haul. There is a great sense of peace and satisfaction knowing that I generate the ideas and beliefs that create and maintain a powerful program for my child and an exciting, fulfilling life for myself."
Name: Linda B. Occupation: Homemaker State: Illinois Child: Beau, 5 years old Diagnosis: PDD
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact taught me the ways to help myself to create solutions, to be strong and more loving and accepting towards myself. It also makes me realize that everyone of us does possess our own wisdom to take care of ourselves, to choose happiness and to change. That is going to be beneficial to everybody around us!"
Name: Pearl T. Occupation: Special Needs School Teacher Country: Hong Kong Child: So, 10 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact has shown me that anything is possible and that, with a loving attitude fired by energy, excitement and enthusiasm, parents are the best facilitators for their special child. Doubt limits us; passion propels us forward. I am now a speech language therapist with attitude."
Name: Jenni W. Occupation: Speech Language Therapist Country: England
“Before I attended The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact I felt like a failure, as I thought I could never find passion in my life. I felt unable to bring success to the goals in my life and to bring those goals to completion. I felt like a cup half full. The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact gave me a full cup. I found passion and I realized that my achievements and my child's achievements are limitless. I learned that I choose my beliefs, my feelings and my values by choosing the filters that are useful to me."
Name: Sonali M. Occupation: Homemaker State: California Child: Jimmy, 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"I, for the first time, think that having a special child is a joy and not a tragedy, and that we can move mountains through love and acceptance. My son and I are on a wonderful journey together and I hope it never ends."
Name: Kirstin H. Occupation: Homemaker Country: England Child: Innes John, 6 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact was a fabulous experience. I would highly recommend it for any parent or volunteer involved in a Son-Rise Program® on any level. It enabled me to be so much clearer in my purpose for the program and gave me the shakeup I needed to continue running a gold-medal program."
Name: Jane S. Occupation: Flight Attendant State: Ohio Child: Corbin, 7 years old Diagnosis: MDD
"When I began the program I was physically exhausted and mentally drained from 18 months of doing our home program. I had gotten to the point where I was crying from sheer exhaustion. The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact has changed all that and given me energy and self-belief and the ability to be a ‘10’ even when I'm physically tired."
Name: Kate B. Occupation: Homemaker Country: England Child: Christopher, 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact not only will allow me to run an effective Son-Rise Program®, but has also taught me how to be a more effective leader in all areas of my life. I will now be a better husband, father and employee. In addition to helping me understand how I can control my beliefs and responses, it also addressed concerns directly related to issues of language development and suggestions on how to address other challenges our son has. It was the best experience I have ever had!"
Name: Jim H. Occupation: Engineer State: Michigan Child: Mark, 9 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"It's bewildering to know where to spend a family’s limited resources in order to help the special child. The Autism Treatment Center of America™ is the place."
Name: Edward W. Occupation: Dentist Country: England Child: Luke, 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact has revitalized my enthusiasm for my son's Son-Rise Program®, and has equipped me to be more consistently enthusiastic about it in the future. Perhaps the most precious gift has been the friendships I have now with other parents and volunteers, who are doing the same wonderful thing as me in playrooms around the world. Together we will change the world."
Name: Mark H. Occupation: Student Minister Country: England Child: Joseph, 6 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"I attended The Son-Rise Program® Start-Up seven months ago and ran a program that was good but not great. Maximum Impact strengthened my attitude, my purpose and my conviction to continue the program with even more energy, excitement and enthusiasm. It also helped me tremendously to understand that I am a force of nature—nothing can stop me to love my son back into our life, and love my family better than ever."
Name: Barna T. Occupation: Physician State: Hungary Child: Botond, 6 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"This week was absolutely time well spent. Everything I've learned, everything I did, will definitely help me improve my Son-Rise Program® and my life. It was so specific on areas I needed help with: feedback to volunteers, being present and clear and being a force of nature. I am so glad I attended The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact!”
Name: Kristin B. Occupation: Homemaker State: Wyoming Child: Davis, 4 years old Diagnosis: Autism/Tuberous Sclerosis
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact has given me the tools to bring more love and understanding to my wife and my special child, my typical child, my volunteers and, most of all, to myself. I have learned how to love myself more completely and how to deal with areas of discomforts that will arise. I also received many valuable ideas from the program and the parents that will make our Son-Rise Program® more effective."
Name: Doug L. Occupation: Certified Public Accountant State: California Child: Nick, 8 years old Diagnosis: PDD/Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® has shown me the way into my child's life. He now recognizes his mum and I will be eternally grateful for the love he now knows how to express and receive from all his family."
Name: France S. Occupation: Homemaker Country: England Child: David, 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Progam® and its extraordinary teachers have touched me. The experience is broad, deep and powerful. I have never had a more useful or meaningful week of training."
Name: Rick P. Occupation: Father/Husband State: Illinois Child: Sophie, 6 years old Diagnosis: Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy
"The Son-Rise Program® has allowed me as a volunteer to let go of my own fears and apprehension to allow myself to be fully present and loving when I am in the room with Stevie. The Option Institute’s philosophy that happiness is a choice has become my philosophy, not only in Stevie's room but also in my own life."
Name: Sarah C. Occupation: College Student/Volunteer State: Ohio Child: Stevie, 6 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"If you are at a point where your zest for your program is waning, come to The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact. It will rejuvenate you and you will return to your journey with clarity, purpose, excitement, love and joy. It is truly a week filled with unlimited possibilities to grow."
Name: Terri S. Occupation: Homemaker/Former Teacher State: South Carolina Child: John, 4 years old Diagnosis: PDD/NOS
"This week here at The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact has shown me how to find in myself the most amazing and loving person. Not only has it given me the tools to continue to help my special child but it has also allowed me to open my heart to loving her in a way I never thought possible."
Name: Rebekah W. Occupation: Housewife State: Switzerland Child: Jade Alicia, 4 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact was an inspiration. It made me aware of the fact that I can only give my best to the world if I believe I am the best. The journey that I traveled within myself helped me to better love others and myself. This week also allowed me the opportunity to make lifelong friendships with beautiful people. Thank you!"
Name: Rachel P. Occupation: Volunteer/Student State: Pennsylvania Child: Kyle, 6 years old/Sarah, 6 years old Diagnosis: SI Dysfunction/Mild Autism, PDD/NOS
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact not only gives you a jump-start of motivation and an explosion of ideas for your program, it revitalizes your soul. I didn't realize how much I could work on my attitude and improve on my ability to be present in my program and all aspects of my life."
Name: Beth R. Occupation: Sales Representative State: Pennsylvania Child: Sarah, 6 years old Diagnosis: PDD/NOS
"After The Son-Rise Program® Start-Up I knew what to do; after The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact, I know how to do it! It empowered me and gave me all the tools to make my Son-Rise Program® a success!"
Name: Lisa H. Occupation: Homemaker Country: Holland Child: Greg, 4 years old Diagnosis: PDD
"At the beginning of this awe-inspiring, impactful week, I have become the person I want to be, the person I love, the person who is now going to make a difference in my son's life in such a powerful, compassionate, truly directional and committed way. But I not only feel this for myself; I feel this for everyone who has sat here this week. I know we are all forces of nature and it's beautiful."
Name: Sally L. Occupation: Homemaker Country: England Child: William, 6 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact helped me explore myself and my attitudes. It taught me that I am the best resource I have and I can dig deep into myself not just to benefit Johnny but to make my life and my family's lives better."
Name: Julia R. Occupation: Preschool Worker Country: England Child: Jonathan, 4 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact truly delivered just that! In 1 week I have found an inner peace that I did not know could exist within me. I have also renewed my determination and passion for my Son-Rise Program®, which has helped my son so much!"
Name: Randa H. Occupation: Homemaker Country: Australia Child: Richard, 4 years old Diagnosis: Developmental Delay
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact has offered me the opportunity of self-introspection, self-awareness and self-gratitude in order to become a force of nature and have our Son-Rise Program® reel through the roof with love, fun, excitement, laughter, gratitude and power."
Name: Will C. Occupation: Wine Farmer Country: Switzerland Child: Axel Diagnosis: Autism
"I have found The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact to be one of the most moving experiences of my life. Something I thought I would never say after the birth of my children. It will benefit them all because I am happier with me."
Name: Susan C. Occupation: Homemaker Country: Scotland Child: Euan, 5 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact has deepened my understanding of myself and my Son-Rise Program®. I feel kinder, stronger, more human, more grateful, more dynamic, more focused!"
Name: Gaye M. Occupation: Homemaker Country: England Child: Ludo, 8 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact gives you a deeper understanding of the attitudes and beliefs you may be holding that limit you in the running of your program. The course gives you the tools to change these beliefs."
Name: Sue C. Occupation: Director Country: England Child: David, 7 years old Diagnosis: Autism
"The most important thing you can do for your child is take care of yourself first. This week at The Son-Rise Program® Maximum Impact allowed me to stop my crazy and stressful life to work on me. I can now go to work with my child in a more loving, relaxed way."
Name: Lisa S. Occupation: Mother State: Tennessee Child: Paul, 5 years old Diagnosis: Mild AutismBack