Initiating Relationships with The Son-Rise Program

Kerry has 3 children on the Autism spectrum. Her 7 year old daughter, Jamie, was very disconnected with echolalia, continuously talking about scenes from a movie. She had little eye contact and no relationship with her mother. Kerry was depressed and shut down. Then Kerry found out about The Son-Rise Program® In-Person Start-Up at the…
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Reducing Autism Anxiety at School Using The Son-Rise Program

Kerry has 3 children on the Autism spectrum. Her 10 year old son, Jack, was diagnosed with PDD-NOS. Although he was high functioning, he had great anxiety about going to school. He would have fits, throw himself on the floor, cry, and hit himself. Kerry was overwhelmed and depressed. Then a friend told her about…
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“My Son Reaches Out To Me”

Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kelly’s son, Zane, was verbal, but his ability to speak was limited to short comments or questions to get what he wanted. In addition to a lack of interaction – a common symptom of Autism – he would repetitiously and exclusively draw and build with his toys. Kelly found…
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Let Go and Play

Jennie brought her son to the Autism Treatment Center of America for a Son-Rise Program Intensive. She received so much guidance and help for Autism from the staff. Her son lit up and responded in a new way when she learned to play with him without expectations and just have fun!

Mother Finds a Way to Help Her Son Recover from Autism

William was diagnosed with Autism 5 years ago. Although he had had substantial ABA treatment, he still had many symptoms of Autism. He was non-verbal, made little eye contact, and spent a lot of time hand flapping and pacing. Now just four months after coming to the Autism Treatment Center of America and implementing The…
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Fully Recovered From Autism: Jake’s Son-Rise Program Journey

Until he was 2 years old, Jake was hitting his milestones early. And then when he turned 2, he regressed. He was diagnosed with severe Autism and PDD. His parents were told that he would never speak, never dress himself, never be toilet trained, never have meaningful relationships. His parents came to The Son-Rise Program…
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Challenging Behaviors Transformed by The Son-Rise Program

Helen is the mother of a child with Downs Syndrome and Autism. He is non-verbal and often has challenging behaviors. Helen herself has multiple sclerosis (MS), which has made it more difficult to care for her child. She attended The Son-Rise Program In-Person Start-Up, a 5-day training program for professionals and parents of children with…
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From Screaming to Speaking

Brendon was developing typically until he was 14 months old. He then stopped making eye contact and using words, and he began screaming, crying, having tantrums and doing repetitious behaviors. He was diagnosed with Autism and PDD-NOS. His parents looked for an Autism treatment that would develop his social interactions, and they found The Son-Rise…
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Becoming Less Autistic Every Week

Evan was diagnosed with Autism just a few months after Irini’s and Ari’s second baby was born. Evan’s Autism symptoms included being non-verbal, no eye contact, no potty training and lots of spinning. They were told that Evan would never recognize them. They were desperate for an Autism treatment program that could help their son.…
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From Disconnected to Interactive

At 20 months old, Debbie’s daughter Meg was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and showed signs of Autism such as seeming like she couldn’t hear and being unresponsive. Doctors offered no hope that she’d get better. Over-stimulated by the environment around her – a common symptom of Autism – Meg was constantly in distress. Debbie…
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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.