Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over The World
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Author: Raun K. Kaufman
About The Book:
This is the book that parents, professionals and educators of children with Autism have always wanted. Now imagine it’s written by a former CEO and international lecturer who recovered from severe Autism himself. A step-by-step guide written with humor and inspiring stories, this book will give parents who have felt desperate and dismissed the tools to engage their children in a respectful and loving manner – and get results. Parents and educators will learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications and to participate successfully in the world. Autism Breakthrough breaks all the rules and shows how joining children in their own unique worlds instead of demanding that they join ours makes it possible for these special children to defy their original often-very-limited prognoses.
“Reading Autism Breakthrough brought chills to my body and tears of joy to my soul. This book must be read by every parent of a child with autism who wants a step-by-step plan to reach and transform their child. I was there in person when Raun K. Kaufman’s miraculous story began. His full recovery from severe autism – through The Son-Rise Program® that his parents developed to reach him – changed my life and the life of my daughter, who showed all the signs of early stage autism. Today she thrives because I knew exactly what to do: ignore all of the dire predictions and immerse her in precisely the principles and techniques described in Autism Breakthrough. I couldn’t recommend this book more enthusiastically – not only for those who love a child or adult with challenges, but for all parents and professionals. This book turns the all-powerful principle of unconditional love into a practical blueprint that anyone can follow.”
–Dr. Wayne Dyer, Author of The Power of Intention and thirty other books
About The Author:
As the former CEO of the Autism Treatment Center of America, Raun K. Kaufman conducts lectures and seminars worldwide. In addition to his work with families and professionals over the past fifteen years, Kaufman brings a distinctive qualification to the realm of autism treatment—his own personal history. As a child, he was diagnosed with severe autism and recommended for lifelong institutionalization. Instead, his parents developed The Son-Rise Program, which enabled their son to completely recover from his autism with no trace of his former condition. His story was recounted in the best-selling book Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues and the award-winning NBC-TV movie, Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love. Now an international speaker, author, teacher, and graduate of Brown University with a degree in Biomedical Ethics, Kaufman has completed lecture tours in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Spain, and Portugal. He has written articles featured in journals such as Good Autism Practice and The Autism File and books such as Silver Linings and Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2010–2011, and he has been interviewed by media such as National Public Radio, BBC Television, Fox News Channel, the London Telegraph, and People magazine. Kaufman was the recipient of the Best Presenter award at the national Autism One conference, given to the winner of their nationwide survey. He is currently the Director of Global Education for the Autism Treatment Center of America and serves on the advisory boards of the US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) and the Autism Hope Alliance (AHA). He cohosts the radio show Raun and Kristin: Bringing Hope into Your Home on Autism Approved Radio.
I learned more about my daughter by reading this book than I have through all of the others I’ve read over the 11 years since her diagnosis.
In Autism Breakthrough, Raun K. Kaufman shares his personal journey with his signature enthusiasm and energy. Similar to his speaking style, Raun writes as if he’s having a personal conversation with you in your living room.
If you’re a parent of a child with Autism, this book truly is a must-read. With case studies, step-by-step instructions and an accompanying website, it’s an invaluable resource that may prompt you to rethink what – and how – your child can best learn and progress to meet their full potential.
No matter how old your child is, Autism Breakthrough can help you to connect with them in ways you may have never thought possible.
President – National Autism Association
Written by an international lecturer and educator who himself recovered from severe autism, Autism Breakthrough gives parents who have felt desperate and dismissed the tools to engage their children in a respectful and loving manner – and get results. It provides a step-by-step guide with humor, inspiring stories, and clear, practical strategies that readers can apply immediately – in some cases, seeing a change in their child in as little as one day. Parents and educators learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications, and participate successfully in the world. Autism Breakthrough breaks all the rules and shows how joining children in their own unique worlds before asking them to join us in ours makes it possible for these special children to defy their original often-very-limited prognoses.