Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Currently Reading Autism Breakthrough

"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 W. Dyer, #1 NYT bestselling author
of The Power of Intention and thirty other books.

My own introduction to autism came in the 1970s by way of a small paperback book entitled Son Rise. This remarkable book tells the story of two parents who were determined to save their son from a condition they did not understand. Going against advice and working tirelessly they began to see small successes. Son Rise is the story of Raun K. Kaufman and is a book I've never forgotten.

Today St Martin's Press (and NetGalley) offered me the chance to read Autism Breakthrough  written by that little boy I first learned about in the mid 70s. Raun's story is an important one that shares "the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him, and thousands of other families with special children. Kaufman explains that autism is frequently misunderstood as a behavioral disorder when in fact it is a social relational disorder. He explains what it feels like to be autistic, and shows how and why The Son-Rise program, which focuses on the parent-child connection, works. And he offers clear, practical strategies for working with children that readers can apply immediately—in some cases, parents see a change in their children in as little as one day. Autism Breakthrough makes available for the first time in book form the principles and practical applications of The Son-Rise program, presented by someone who not only teaches the program, but has experienced the joy of it in his own life."

Review forthcoming.

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