This real-life story of love and overcoming tragedy with triumph started a revolution for change and new opportunities for children with autism worldwide.
"The Kaufman's work is inspiring, ground-breaking and visionary. It is the science of love, compassion and insight that will transform the world”
-Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
"Once in a century a story of such daring and devotion sparks the human spirit. No words could describe my awe while reading Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues. The Kaufmans' astounding success in curing their son and helping other families to do the same will inspire us all. If there were a Nobel Prize for Love, I'd want the Kaufmans to be first to receive one."
-Dr. Wayne Dyer, Author, Your Erroneous Zones
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, retarded 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 i® 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.
"An inspiring book that we all can learn from. It is not only a book for all parents to read, but all of us can use it as guide for dealing with adversity. If you are open to changing attitudes, accepting challenges, and being inspired, read it."
-Bernie Siegel, M.D., Author, Love, Medicine and Miracles
"An inspiring and hopeful book. To see this hopeless youngster gradually respond to the Kaufmans' total investment of themselves in awe-inspiring. The book is beautifully written. I found it so fascinating I devoured it all in one evening. It is quite a contribution."
- Dr. Carl Rogers, Renowned Psychologist
"As a professor is the field of Psychology I believe that Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues is a mandate for all professionals in helping fields, medical and educational, to change NOW how we help and teach, and to bask in the joy of our own miracles. I look forward to making this book required reading. I cannot imagine a single text that will make such a difference in my students' own learning.
- Liz Dickinson, Ph.D Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University
"Reading Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues has been a profoundly moving experience. It details with clarity the triumph of love over autism in a way that is both convincing and reproducible. As a psychiatrist, I am embarrassed to still hear "experts" in my field describe autism as untreatable and to find that they are unaware of the miracle that the Kaufmans have created. This book is love in action.
- John S. Weltner, M.D., Child Psychiatrist, Co-President, Society for Family Therapy & Research
“God’s grace abounds in the Kaufmans’ work with families and children.”
-The Rev. Elizabeth S Gombach, M Div, Minister, United Methodist Church
“I picked up this book almost three years ago (6 months after having had my son diagnosed with autism), and I finished it in one sitting (ending well past midnight). Within a day or two my wife and I called the Option Institute®, signed up for their training program and haven't looked back since. Our son, who was totally non-verbal at age 3, now has a large & growing vocabulary, speaks in 5-10 word sentences, and is interacting socially, learning freely and living joyfully. And along the way, it has also transformed our family's experience of life.”
-Sree Sreehard, Texas
“This book saved our lives. When my 2 yr. old son was diagnosed as autistic the entire medical profession turned their backs on him with terms such as "hopeless" or "we've never seen this before". My wife was fortunate enough to be handed this book by one of our son's occupational therapists and after reading it, she handed it over to a world class skeptic...me. With each line my eyes opened to a new world where I started to see opportunity instead of tragedy, acceptance instead of repulsion and hope where there was once was nowhere to turn. The secret of this book is not in its method of guiding special children, but in its effect on the parents of that special child. When you are finished, you truly understand how "special" your child is and how with each new challenge, new wonderful doors open in your life. This book is essential for any parent dealing with the issues of raising a special child no matter what philosophy is being used in the child's development. If you are also fortunate enough to incorporate the teachings of the book into your child's program, you will see truly miraculous results. Don't pass this one up!!!!”
-Scott Sanes, Massachusetts
“We bought this book when we started a Son-Rise Program® 8 months ago for my step-son (now age 11), and have been blessed by the story. I still read excerpts from time-to-time as a pick-me-up and use it to train the volunteers in our Son-Rise Program®. My step-son was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder at age 2-1/2, with that diagnosis updated to Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 9. We tried everything else first because that's what "everyone" said to do (including SSRIs and anti-psychotic medications prescribed by his developmental pediatrician for off-label use, chelation therapy, speech therapy, ABA therapy, Floor Time therapy, OT, PT and PECS) and none resulted in appreciable improvement, while some made him more withdrawn or frustrated. Our son has responded to the Son-Rise Program® like nothing else. So far (after 8 months of 25-35 hours a week of Son-Rise Program®) he has more spontaneous use of language, has started imaginary play, started initiating play with others, increased his spontaneous and requested eye contact. If you have an autistic or special needs child, or work with autistic or special needs children, and want another point of view of the possibilities for them as people then give this book a try. We are grateful that the Kaufmans have shared their story and ideas through this book and the other Barry Neil Kaufman books because of the way our lives have been enriched. We no longer see our son as a tragedy. He is a great blessing to us and we feel lucky that he chose us to be his parents.”
-Angie Hooper, Attorney, Oklahoma