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As a boy, Raun Kaufman was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic, with an IQ below thirty, and destined to spend his life in an institution. Years later, Raun graduated with a degree in biomedical ethics from Brown University and has become a passionate and articulate autism expert and educator with no trace of his former condition.

So what happened?

Thanks to the Son-Rise Program, a revolutionary method created by his parents, Raun experienced a full recovery from autism. (His story was recounted in the bestselling book Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues and in the award-winning NBC television movie Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love.) In Autism Breakthrough, Raun presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him and thousands of other families with special children. Autism, he explains, is frequently misunderstood as a behavioral disorder when, in fact, it is a social relational disorder. Raun explains what it feels like to be autistic and shows how and why the Son-Rise Program works.

A step-by-step guide with clear, practical strategies that readers can apply immediately—in some cases, parents see changes in their children in as little as one day—Autism Breakthrough makes it possible for these special children to defy their original, often very limited prognoses. Parents and educators learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications, and participate successfully in the world.

An important work of hope, science, and progress, Autism Breakthrough presents the powerful ideas and practical applications that have already changed the lives of families all over the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I was there in person when Raun K. Kaufman’s miraculous story began. His full recovery from severe autism—through the Son-Rise Program that his parents developed to reach him—changed my life and the life of my daughter, who showed all the signs of early stage autism. Today she thrives because I knew exactly what to do: ignore all of the dire predictions and immerse her in precisely the principles and techniques described in Autism Breakthrough. I couldn’t recommend this book more enthusiastically…This book turns the all-powerful principle of unconditional love into a practical blueprint that anyone can follow.”

    Wayne Dyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Your Erroneous Zones

  • “The optimism that overflows from Raun Kaufman’s inspiring autobiography is infectious…Raun explains how his parents’ program freed him and countless others and allowed them to live normal lives. Kaufman’s story is inspiring, and his performance adds an exclamation point to it. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award. Finalist for the 2015 Audie Award.”

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  • “Kaufman…here offers a practical and upbeat introduction for parents seeking to use the program’s strategies…The most appealing aspect of the author’s approach is the limitless hope he offers to discouraged parents: ‘What your child has done (or not done) up until now tells you nothing about what he can do in the future.’ His personal faith in the program, his warmth, and the targeted application of principles will encourage readers to try his methods even if they are undecided about the supporting evidence.”

    Publishers Weeky

  • “Now grown and apparently recovered from autism, the author mingles his own story with the guidance he offers in this book…His experience is one that will bring confidence to families new to their diagnosis or who may be struggling to find hope.”

    Library Journal

  • “An innovative, alternative approach to creating a child-centered environment that directly empowers parents and caregivers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “I learned more about my daughter by reading this book than I have through all of the others I’ve read over the eleven years since her diagnosis. If you’re a parent of a child with autism, this book truly is a must-read…No matter how old your child is, Autism Breakthrough can help you to connect with them in ways you may have never thought possible.”

    Wendy Fournier, president, National Autism Association

  • Autism Breakthrough not only provides the reader with clear techniques and documents amazing clinical outcomes, it is a testament to the impact of hope, love and acceptance in our lives! I personally see applications of the principles in all clinical endeavors.”

    Ted McCarthy, MD, former chief of psychiatry, Mercy Hospital

  • Autism Breakthrough is an amazing resource to help you right here and right now to make a huge difference in your child’s progress.”

    Kristin Selby Gonzalez, president, Autism Hope Alliance

  • Finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Personal Development Narration
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Raun K. Kaufman, former CEO of the Autism Treatment Center of America, conducts lectures and seminars worldwide. In addition to his work with families and professionals over the past fifteen years, Raun has a unique history. As a child, Raun was diagnosed with severe autism. His parents developed the Son-Rise Program, which enabled Raun to completely recover from his autism with no trace of his former condition. His story was recounted in the book Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues and the NBC made-for-TV movie Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love. A graduate of Brown University with a degree in biomedical ethics, Raun has written articles featured in a host of journals and books and has been interviewed by National Public Radio, BBC Television, Fox News Channel, People magazine, and other media. He is currently serving as director of global education for the Autism Treatment Center of America.