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Q&A Session 5

Q&A Session 5 with the Director of The Son-Rise Program, Bryn N. Hogan

Topic: Program Funding

Q: Dear Bryn,
Our l6 year old son, Adam, has Autism. We are searching for help for him. What could The Option Institute do for us? We cannot afford the $10,000 - $20,000, that I have figured it would cost us to go through the program. But I do not know where to turn. Sometimes he is so close, and other times so far from where he should be.

He has recently gone through some medication changes because of a planned surgery, and his medication and his behaviors are very confused at this moment.

Is there ANYTHING you could suggest? Do school districts ever send children to The Option Institute?

Thank you for any help you can give me.

Sincerely,
Mary Ann J.

A: Dear Mary Ann,
I am really excited that you asked this question. I would strongly recommend that you call and speak with one of our Program Advisors. They can provide you with a free thirty minute call in which they can discuss with you how we can best be of help. I thought perhaps I could clarify our available programs for you. The most useful and immediately helpful program we could offer you is our Son-Rise Program Start-Up. This is a one week program, here on our campus in MA, where parents, professionals, volunteers and family members come for a group program. It is an incredibly rich and full program and we have had many, many people with children your son’s age and older who have felt it was extraordinarily helpful (perhaps if you call, we could give you some names of other parents with children your son’s age that you could call).

Also, I am not sure where you came to understand that you could only attend a program here for the price you listed. Actually, our Son-Rise Program Start-Up (there is one coming up in June here in MA.) costs $2200.00 and we also have scholarships available for families who are in need of support for both our in-person and online Son-Rise programs. So, in this way, I think we can be accessible and helpful to you. Please do call us.

With warmest regards,
Bryn Hogan

Q&A Session 5