Autism, Marriage, & My Two Children: The Son-Rise Program Heals Us All

Vito’s son, Joseph, had very little eye contact and spoke only nouns in one word utterances. They had no emotional relationship. Vito didn’t even think Joseph knew who he was. The strain and the blame between Vito and his wife had driven them apart and they were close to divorce. Then they learned about The…
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Autism & The Son-Rise Program: My Sons Language, Affection, & Eye Contact Explodes!

Tim’s son, Griffin, regressed into his own world when he was two years old. He was diagnosed with Autism PDD with severe sensory integration issues. He didn’t speak, he didn’t interact. He was hyperactive and spent his days in self-stimulating behaviors. He had frequent tantrums, and when his parents took him out, he would bolt.…
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Full Recovery with The Son-Rise Program

An inspiring before and after video documenting the recovery of a boy with Autism using The Son-Rise Program treatment, a cutting-edge approach for Autism treatment. The video features Simon, just one of the many children who made a full recovery from Autism using The Son-Rise Program. Simon tells his story from his Autism diagnosis to…
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No Longer Rigid or Rote, Now Flexible & Spontaneous

Tyler was a high functioning child with Autism, but there was no emotional connection. His symptoms of Autism included spinning and an obsession with shapes, and his parents were told by doctors and ABA centers not to let him participate in these behaviors. His parents’ health and marriage were suffering. After hearing Raun K. Kaufman…
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Aspergers Embraced and Transformed

Imagine having a son with Aspergers – a form of high functioning Autism – who has some awesome capabilities, but at the same time, he seems so far away, unhappy and unavailable. Imagine being his mom or dad, not knowing how to connect, not knowing how to express love so that their son will understand.…
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Anthony Got All His Language Back

Poppy felt helpless and sad when Anthony started showing symptoms of Autism. She didn’t know what to do and felt as if she had failed him. Poppy heard about The Son-Rise Program through a friend who offered her the opportunity to join into Anthony’s world and love him unconditionally – an opportunity for Autism recovery.…
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Oscar Recovering from Autism through The Son-Rise Program

The Son-Rise Program’s techniques for treating Autism have enabled Oscar to grow from a severely autistic child, rocking, flapping, without language skills or imagination, crying and tantruming several hours a day, to become a loving, extroverted and creative boy with skills and understanding that a child psychologist evaluated as beyond typical children his age. Six…
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Recovering from Autism on One Hour a Day

Obdulia’s son, Allan, was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum when he was 2 years old. He tantrumed, had few words, and made no eye contact. After attending The Son-Rise Program In-Person Start-Up at the Autism Treatment Center of America, she began a Son-Rise Program at home for one hour a day. After only 3 months,…
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Potty Trained in 3 Weeks

When her son was diagnosed 3 years ago, Nicoleta found the symptoms of Autism that her son exhibited to be devastating. She spent years looking for Autism support networks and Autism treatment programs for her son and was about to give up when she discovered the book ‘Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues’ – a potential cure…
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Improvements Begin Quickly with The Son-Rise Program: Max’s Story

Kerry has 3 children on the autism spectrum. Her 8 year old son Max had no eye contact, was non-verbal, and seemed to be completely unreachable. She thought she would never have a relationship with him. Then a friend told her about The Son-Rise Program Start-Up at the Autism Treatment Center of America. Kerry has…
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Our Commitment to Privacy

The Autism Treatment Center of America® (a division of The Option Institute & Fellowship®) are committed to your privacy. This notice serves to help you better understand what information we collect, how we use that information, and with whom we may share a limited portion of that information. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact Customer Support by email

We know that you value your personal information, and we strive to protect your privacy as if it were our own. The Autism Treatment Center of America (a division of The Option Institute & Fellowship) uses of your information is limited to the ways outlined in this notice, except as required by law and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.

Information We Collect From You

  1. Online Contact and Info Requests: If you submit an online request for Option Institute products such as free brochures, or submit a question through a “Contact Us” or “Call-Me” form, we may have to gather additional information from you to respond to your request. Such information will include name, shipping address, telephone number, and email address.
  2. Non-Personal Information We Receive Automatically: Like most websites, we utilize cookies. Cookies are a mechanism to remember information about you when you navigate from one web page to another. Our website uses cookies to hold a user’s unique session identifiers, allowing us to serve correct information back to the user. Such information may include your language and currency. Our website cookies do not hold any personally identifiable information. We may use other similar technologies that allow us to collect non-personally identifiable information about your visit to help us better your experience.

Lawful Basis For Processing Your Data

  1. Consent: We will not process any personal information unless you agree to our Privacy policy and freely give consent to process your information for the purpose of your request.
  2. Fulfillment of Requests: We only store and process your information for the purpose of your request. Your information is removed and no longer processed after the request has been fulfilled. If you have also freely consented to receive marketing or promotional communications via a request form or registration form, we will retain your information until you revoke your consent or unsubscribe from receiving those communications via the instructions located at the bottom of all our emails.

Sharing of Your Data

  1. If we are required by law: we will disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legitimate governmental request.
  2. We will only share your data with third party service providers such as email services to facilitate fulfilment of your information or contact request. None of your information will be processed or stored by any third party if you choose to revoke your consent or submit a request to be forgotten.
  3. We do not share or distribute your information with any other third parties for any purposes other than the purposes you freely consent to.

Use Of Information Collected From You

  1. Information Requests and Customer Service: After submitting information to us via our online forms, your contact information including your email address will be used to respond to that request. After you submit online information requests to us, you may, from time to time, receive email or other communications from us or our service providers with information including information about our upcoming programs or products if you choose to agree to receive those communications. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you are able to opt out of at any time by following the unsubscribe link found in the email.
  2. Third-Party Service Providers: We work closely with other companies and individuals to facilitate transactions and better your experience. Examples of third-party service provider services include shipping orders, analyzing data, providing accurate search results and links, affiliate marketing, and newsletters. Any information that we share with a third-party service provider is done so safely, securely, and under a contractual relationship with that provider to protect your data.
  3. Promotional events: From time to time, we or a service provider acting on our behalf may use your name, email address, telephone number and/or mailing address to send you information or offers for a program, product or other service we believe to be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you are able to opt out of at any time by following the unsubscribe link found in the email.

Data Retention Policy

We maintain a data retention policy to protect your data. Information collected on our website will be retained for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.

How We Secure Your Information

We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information and to honoring your choices for its intended use. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards. We use industry standard security protocol such as encryption and https security protocol to protect your information.
Any time we share your information with a third party consistent with this Privacy Policy, we utilize technological or contractual safeguards in an effort to keep your information safe.
While we are confident ordering online is safe and secure, if for any reason you cannot access the secure server or feel uncomfortable ordering online, please feel free to place your order with us by phone at 877-766-7473 or +001-413-229-2100.
At any time you wish to opt out of receiving promotional mailings, you may call or email Customer Service (

Your Rights

At any time, you can use the following request form to request any of the following:

  1. Confirm whether or not personal data about you is being processed.
  2. Provide you with further details about how we process your personal data.
  3. Provide you with a copy of any data which we hold about you.
  4. Withdraw your consent to using your personal information, where we rely on your consent as a legal basis to justify using your personal data.
  5. Consider any valid objection to the processing of your personal information (including the right to object to processing on grounds related to your particular situation where we are relying on our legitimate interests as a legal basis for processing).
  6. Request to update or delete personal data which we hold about you.
  7. Restrict the way that we process your personal data.
  8. Consider any valid request to transfer your personal data to a third party provider of services (data portability).

We will consider all requests. However, certain personal information may be exempt from those requests in certain circumstances, which include a need to keep processing information for our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. If such an exception applies, we will notify you when responding to your request. Please note that we may ask you to provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding.

Policy Updates

We reserve the right to update the above policy at any time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the updates to this Privacy Policy here and on any other place we deem appropriate, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.