Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues
Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues presents an expanded and
updated journal of Barry and Samahria Kaufman’s successful effort to
reach their once “unreachable“ child with severe autism. Part one
documents Raun Kaufman’s astonishing development from a lifeless,
autistic, isolated child into a highly verbal, lovable youngster with no
traces of his former condition. Part two details Raun’s extraordinary
progress from the age of four into young adulthood. Part three shares
moving accounts of five families that successfully used The Son-Rise Program® to
reach their own special children. An awe-inspiring reminder that love
moves mountains. A must for any parent with a child with autism,
teachers, special education specialists, helping professionals, and any
student of personal development.
The original Son-Rise (1976) described the family story of the author, his wife Samahria and their son Raun, who had been diagnosed as autistic, mentally retarded and untreatable. Rather than relegating Raun to permanent institutionalization, the Kaufmans designed a program of their own, which provided intensive therapy on a rigorous schedule that changed all of their lives. Did Raun continue to progress? In this book, that question is answered not only by the parents and extended family but also by Raun himself, now a college student and a participant in the family’s educational foundation, The Option Institute and Fellowship, based in Sheffield, Mass. Testimonials from similarly afflicted families who practice the Kaufmans’ techniques for treating the communications disorders of so-called “unreachable” children round out a heartwarming, inspiring chronicle that should offer hope to many.
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