As a boy, Raun Kaufman was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic, with an IQ below 30, and destined to spend his life in an institution. Years later, Raun graduated with a degree in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University and has grow to be 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 best-selling 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 at the back of the program that helped him and thousands of other families with special children. Autism, he explains, is steadily misunderstood as a behavioral disorder when, actually, this 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 in the future―Autism Breakthrough makes it conceivable for these special children to defy their original continuously-very-limited prognoses. Parents and educators learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications, and to 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 everywhere the world.