Anxious Child Becomes Calm & Interactive Using The Son-Rise Program

Dawn Marie’s sons were developing typically, and both regressed into Autism one after the other about a year apart. Her older son, Evan, was an anxious child who would not interact with people. He was completely mute for several years, making no sounds at all. Dawn Marie learned about The Son-Rise Program, a relationship-based Autism…
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Tantrums Fade, Language Explodes Using The Son-Rise Program

Dawn Marie’s sons were developing typically, and both regressed into Autism one after the other about a year apart. Her younger son, Trey, had frequent tantrums, virtually no eye contact, and only six words. Dawn Marie flew across the country to attend The Son-Rise Program In-Person Start-Up at the Autism Treatment Center of America, a…
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Aggression Replaced with Affection

Renee has twins. Corrine was diagnosed with Autism, and her brother, Carson, was diagnosed with pervasive development disorder (PDD). Corrine’s development was typical until she was 3 and and began to exhibit severe symptoms of Autism. She became non-verbal and very aggressive, biting and attacking. Renee and her husband were devastated and hopeless. They learned…
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Father & Son: A New Beginning

Renee has twins. Carson was diagnosed with pervasive development disorder (PDD), and on the borderline of Asperger’s Syndrome. His sister, Corrine, was diagnosed with Autism. Carson saw his dad as an object. He was rigid, obsessed with the alphabet, and had very few words and little eye-contact. After trying other Autism treatment programs, Renee and…
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From ABA to The Son-Rise Program – No More Tantrums

When Zachary started to show signs of Autism, Beverly was told there was nothing she could do for him. The Autism support that she was offered was minimal, and she was given no hope. Zachary showed symptoms of Autism such as minimal eye contact and no speech. Four weeks after reading Son Rise: The Miracle…
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More Eye Contact, Language & Hugs Using The Son-Rise Program

Even though Barbara spent all her time with her daughter, Anna, they had no relationship. Anna had almost no eye contact, very little language, and was very much in her own world. Barbara tried many Autism treatment programs before she found The Son-Rise Program at the Autism Treatment Center of America. After implementing The Son-Rise…
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Asperger’s Mother Recovering Herself and Her Child with The Son-Rise Program

In learning about Autism and her daughter’s PDD-NOS diagnosis, Barbara realized that she herself had Aspergers Syndrome. When she implemented The Son-Rise Program as taught at the Autism Treatment Center of America, she realized that she also was recovering as she worked with her daughter. Now she feels “normal” and her daughter is making huge…
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We Now Have Conversations!

Alison’s son was diagnosed with profound Autism. He was non-verbal and often ran away. They tried many techniques of Autism treatment, but nothing worked. After attending a talk by Raun K. Kaufman, they decided to run a Son-Rise Program for Jordan. Listen as Alison describes the huge progress and fun they have had.

Huge Changes in Language & Flexibility Using The Son-Rise Program

In this video, Alexe gives an excellent overview of 3 key aspects of The Son-Rise Program. Alexe’s son, Christopher, could repeat anything (echolalia), but he couldn’t say a word on his own or communicate his needs. He played repetitive games with his toy figurines and would have huge, long tantrums if one of his toys…
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“Mommy, I love you”

At 2 years old, Lucas was diagnosed as severely autistic. He showed symptoms of Autism such as no eye contact and limited speech. His parents, Adam and Luzmary, felt like their son’s progress was a dead end. With no connection at all with their son, they felt like they were raising a robot. Compared to…
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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.
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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.