We offer Private Autism Consultations to provide you
with immediate practical strategies, guidance, and support.
We are here to support you throughout your journey using The Son-Rise Program. Our experienced Son-Rise Program Teachers, who many of you know and have worked with already (Raun, Kate, Becky, Camila and Suzanne) are here to help, guide, and inspire you as you work with your child. We encourage you to utilize our personalized Private Consultations that are designed to address questions ranging from intense behaviors, crying and whining, speech and language, sleep challenges, problems in school, clarity on red lights and green lights, using the social curriculum, and more. Our Son-Rise Program Teachers will also address attitudinal challenges such as burnout, creativity, and creating and training your support team. Private Consultations are an essential part of running a Son-Rise Program and will facilitate your child’s growth. The stronger you are the stronger your Son-Rise Program will be. Don’t wait until you feel stuck… book your Private Consultation today.
Raun K. Kaufman
Director of Global Education
Personal Statement: “I have spent my whole life helping and working with families and educators – and traveling the globe giving lectures and teaching workshops about how we can break through to our awesome and very special loved ones on the autism spectrum. Although I lecture, teach, and write (I am the author of the book, Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World) I truly cherish my long-time love of working with people directly, one-on-one – made all the more special to me because of my own journey. As a child, I was diagnosed with severe autism and recommended for lifelong institutionalization. Instead, my parents developed The Son-Rise Program to help me, enabling me to emerge from my autism with no trace. So I’ve been where your child is, and I know what your child is capable of.”
Fun facts: Raun recently celebrated his one-year marriage anniversary with his wife, Dilma. He’s a massive movie buff who also loves reading – including a newfound enjoyment of audiobooks. The one thing that he simply cannot get enough of is chocolate (preferably with peanut butter involved). His favorite place in earth (besides wherever his wife is) is Portland, Oregon, which, incidentally, has a cute little shop he frequents that makes divine drinkable chocolate.
I learned more about my daughter…than I have through all of the books I’ve read over the 11 years since her diagnosis. No matter how old your child is, Raun can help you to connect with them in ways you may have never thought possible.
Wendy Fournier, President – National Autism Association
Raun’s super easy-to-digest guidance on using the techniques of The Son-Rise Program is a game-changer. If you are the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, Raun will give you a whole new way to help your child and take away that nagging fear that so many of us parents feel. I gave birth to my son, but The Son-Rise Program gave him life.
Kristin Selby Gonzalez, President – Autism Hope Alliance (AHA)
Kate C. Wilde
Director of Global Outreach
Personal Statement: “I have spent my whole working life playing with children and helping families using The Son-Rise Program. My journey to the Autism Treatment Center of America began when I just 13 years old. When I watched the TV movie, Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love. This movie is the real-life story of The Founders of The Autism Treatment Center of America and how they recovered their severely autistic son from Autism. It was that movie that inspired me to want to work with children on the autism spectrum. It is now more than 35 years later, and my passion for our children and the Son-Rise Program continues to grow. I have had the amazing honor to have worked with well over 1,500 children of different ages and diagnosis. I have had the privilege of helping families from all over the world, who continue to amaze me with their love and dedication for their beautiful children. I look forward to meeting you and helping you and your family thrive.”
Fun facts: Kate has an identical twin sister. She is British and loves to dance argentine tango.
Kate was born to do this. She is a patient listener, and I defy anyone not to be inspired by her! Kate has facilitated immeasurable change in our family.
-Jacqueline B., England
Child’s Name: David B, Age: 3
Kate’s knowledge of how to work with children is incredible. She really drills down to specific ways to help our children. When I asked a question I had really been struggling with she quickly helped me see a great way to overcome my struggle.
-Randy Rua, Self-Employed, USA
Child’s Name: Austin, Age: 9
Son-Rise Program Senior Teacher
Personal Statement: “I have been working at the Autism Treatment Center of America since 2004. I have been extremely fortunate to meet and work directly with well over 600 families and their children touched by Autism. I believe I have the best job in the world and I am incredibly passionate and grateful for working and helping special children and their families. Originally from Brazil and with a background in arts, I find I can be my most creative and fun self when playing with and helping our children on the spectrum and teaching parents how to be comfortable, creative and awesomely capable in supporting and helping their children to grow.”
Fun facts: Camila is married and has 2 daughters and some of their favorite things to do as a family are: skiing, hiking, swimming in the ocean and on lakes, growing delicious vegetables and cooking together. They often have “Talent Shows” at their house on Friday nights.… READ MORE
This was the first time I had met Camila and yet I felt I had known her for years. She was so warm, enthusiastic and helpful. She clearly loved our son and inspired us to administer the best program for him.
-Ramesh S., Dad, England
Child’s Name: Maehul, Age: 12
Diagnosis: SPEC, UDX
A peaceful amazing woman. So clear and on point and makes everyone feel valued and heard while keeping to the material she is imparting to us. Fun, animated and passionate about what she is creating for us and our program. I was so inspired by who she was and her prowess with the material.
-Kelli P., Mom, Canada
Child’s Name: Jordyn, Age: 7
Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Son-Rise Program Senior Teacher
Personal Statement: “With a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of children with Autism, I packed my world into a suitcase and travelled to The Autism Treatment Center of America from the United Kingdom in 2004. I have never looked back. The Son-Rise Program has brought such meaning to my life, and practicing this amazing work, has allowed me to love, bigger than I ever had before. Inspiring hope in parents, and encouraging children to reach out and connect with their loved ones is such a great joy to me. I have worked with over 700 children and families, and I look forward to meeting you.”
Fun facts: Becky loves spending quality time with her daughter, exploring, playing and growing together. She is part of a band and enjoys singing/songwriting/performing, playing guitar, piano, and Ukulele. She is currently learning to Hoop Dance.READ MORE
Becky’s ability to explain and simplify ideas and problems I possessed is remarkable. I think she has the true qualities a teacher must have.
-Mark Y., Mechanical Engineer, Israel
Child’s Name: Mishael, Age: 5
Becky’s style was deeply appreciated, especially because of her clarity and ability to rapidly identify core issues and explain how to apply key Son-Rise Program concepts in stages and how to sequence them. Where I might have felt confused before and somewhat intimidated, I now have more confidence.
-Victoria W., Clinical Psychologist, USA
Children: Ross & Ean, Ages: 18 ½ & 10
Son-Rise Program Teacher
Personal Statement: “I first arrived at The Autism Treatment Center of America in 1992 and fell in love with the teachings and techniques of the Son-Rise Program. I was enamored with how respectful, loving, fun and creative I could be in order to connect with a person on the autistic spectrum. I had intended to stay and volunteer for 2 months but, instead, found my calling and have been here ever since. It has been my biggest joy to have worked one-on-one with over 1200 children on the autistic spectrum at the Autism Treatment Center. To be able to assist parents and their team members to learn this beautiful way to connect, inspire and support children on the spectrum to grow to their fullest potential is a true blessing.”
Fun facts: Suzanne grew up in Australia and attended a one-room primary school, ‘Little House on the Prairie’-style. She loves nature, animals, painting and comedy. She has traveled the world extensively, was born in Vietnam and has ‘family’ world-wide. READ MORE
Suzanne was able to address any aspect of our Son-Rise Program that we needed guidance on. It was clear that she was drawing on many years’ experience to expertly guide us through and to the end of our program. I could not recommend her highly enough to anyone running a Son-Rise Program.
Child’s Name: Ed B., Age: 6
I absolutely look forward to my time with Suzanne. I know that I will be uplifted, centered, guided, encouraged, celebrated, and focused on my playroom goals and the direction of my team. Suzanne is passionate about helping families, she definitely teaches from her heart.
Child’s Name: Christian C., Age: 6