As a boy, Raun K. 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 from Brown University with a degree in Biomedical Ethics and has become a passionate and articulate international lecturer, author, and teacher to families with children on the autism spectrum.
So what happened?
Thanks to The Son-Rise Program®, a revolutionary method his parents created, Raun recovered fully from his autism with no trace of his former condition.
He has written articles featured in a host of journals and books and has been interviewed by media such as National Public Radio, BBC Television, Fox News Channel, and People magazine.
In Autism Breakthrough, Raun presents the innovative techniques behind the program that helped him and thousands of other children and adults.
A step-by-step guide written with humor, inspiring stories, and clear, practical strategies that readers can apply immediately, this book gives parents who have felt desperate and dismissed the tools to reach their own children. Parents and educators learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications, and participate successfully in the world.
Autism Breakthrough breaks all the rules and shows how joining children in their own unique worlds before asking them to join us in ours makes it possible for these special children to defy their original often-very-limited prognoses.
Rave Reviews for
“changed my life”
—Dr. Wayne Dyer, best-selling Author of The Power of Intention and thirty other books
“truly is a must-read”
—Wendy Fournier, President, National Autism Association (NAA)
“(offers) limitless hope … to discouraged parents”
“will…make a huge impact”
—Phillip C. DeMio, M.D., Executive Director, American Medical Autism Board, & Chief Medical Officer, US Autism & Asperger Association
—Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD, founder of US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) and author of Diagnosis Autism: Now What?
—Julie Matthews, BS, NC, Leading Autism Diet & Nutrition Specialist, Co-Founder of Nourishing Hope®, Author of Nourishing Hope for Autism: Nutrition & Diet Guide for Healing Children
“unique, amazing…an absolute essential”
—Cynthia K Thompson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Neurology at Northwestern University, world-renowned researcher in the brain and language processing
“a fantastic treatment method”
—Ted McCarthy, M.D., Former Chief of Psychiatry, Mercy Hospital
“has done what few else…would dream of”
—Wendy Edwards, M.D., Pediatrician, B.Sc.N., F.R.C. P. (C).
—Kristin Selby Gonzalez, President, Autism Hope Alliance (AHA)
“a significant contribution”
—Ken Routson, Author of The Gifts of Autism & Alzheimer’s and Beliefology
“shifts hopelessness to hope”
—Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger, Creators of Alert Program®, Authors of Alert Program® books, games and trainings
“its depth will touch you”
—Alex Doman, Author of Healing at the Speed of Sound, Founder & CEO Advanced Brain Technologies, creators of The Listening Program®
“An innovative, alternative approach”
“a gift to everyone who reads it”
—Laurie Mawlam, Executive Director, Autism Canada Foundation