Chapter Meeting – Newton Square, Pennsylvania — Meet Raun K. Kaufman

Chapter Webpage: Pennsylvania webpage – CLICK HERE.
Time: 7:00 – 7:15 PM – Parent Support and Networking
7:15 PM – Introduction
7:30 PM – Presentation
Location: 16 Campus Blvd, Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
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August 5 Meet Raun K. Kaufman – Speaker, Writer, Teacher of The Son-Rise Program awarded Best Autism Therapy at AutismOne 2011 National Conference
  Speaker: Raun K. Kaufman
  As the former CEO and current Director of Global Education at the Autism Treatment Center of America and The Option Institute, Raun K. Kaufman works with individuals, families and groups, and lectures internationally on Autism. In his work with people from around the world, Mr. Kaufman brings a distinctive qualification to the realm of Autism treatment—his own personal history.  Mr. Kaufman was also recently awarded Best Speaker at the AutismOne 2011 National Conference.

Complete Recovery from Autism 

At 18 months, Raun was diagnosed as irreversibly autistic. Though advised to institutionalize Raun, his parents, authors/teachers Barry Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman, instead created an innovative home-based, child-centered program in an effort to reach their son. Their work, which developed into a unique methodology now known as The Son-Rise Program®, enabled Raun to recover completely from Autism—transforming him from a mute, withdrawn child with a tested I.Q. of less than 30 into an outgoing, social boy with a near-genius I.Q. Raun’s story was recounted in Barry Neil Kaufman’s best-selling book, Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues, and was also the subject of an award-winning NBC-TV movie, Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love, which has been viewed by more than 300 million people worldwide.

After graduating from Brown, a leading Ivy League university, with a degree in Biomedical Ethics, Kaufman served as the director of an educational center for school-aged children. Now, as a Certified Son-Rise Program Teacher, and Director of Global Education, he lectures worldwide and teaches the very techniques and tools responsible for his own full recovery.

Autism Treatment Center of America, a division of The Option Institute:
The Autism Treatment Center of America: The worldwide teaching center for The Son-Rise Program: a powerful, effective and totally unique treatment for children and adults challenged by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental difficulties. Since 1974, this educational treatment pioneered the modality of “joining” children in their world, as well as using their particular motivations as a doorway to learning and communication (rather than forcing them to learn on someone else’s terms). In addition, The Son-Rise Program is the only treatment modality that prioritizes the attitudes and emotions of the parents and their child care team as a key factor in effectively bonding with and teaching children and adults with Autism. Over the last 35 years, the Autism Treatment Center of America has worked with more than 24,000 parents and professionals from over 80 countries around the world.

The Autism Treatment Center of America provides several different levels of innovative training courses for both parents and professionals. Each course teaches educational techniques and principles for designing and implementing a highly interactive, one-on-one, child-centered program.

Articles and chapters by Raun K. Kaufman have been featured in journals such as the Good Autism Practice Journal and Autism File, as well as in the books, Silver Linings, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2010-2011 and Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues.

International Speaker
Mr. Kaufman, who brings a rare combination of inspiration, compassion and technical expertise, has spoken at universities and conferences, and completed lecture tours in the U.S., United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway. His interactive lectures, designed for parents and professionals, focus on effective methods of Autism treatment, including an introduction to the techniques of The Son-Rise Program, enabling participants to put their newly-acquired tools into practice immediately.

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