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
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. Download and start listening now!