August 17, 2015

Reaching Others

Reaching Others …through The Option Process® & The Son-Rise Program®

The 1979, the classic best-seller Son-Rise was made into an award-winning, NBC television movie special, which has been viewed by 300 million people worldwide. In response to requests from around the world, Barry (Bears) Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman went on to create The Son-Rise Program® to work with other families who have children with special needs. A brand new and compelling updated version of the book Son-Rise, titled Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues, was published in January 1994. It includes the stories of five other families who, using The Son-Rise Program®, went on to reach their “unreachable” children.


In 1983, the Kaufmans Co-Founded The Option Institute International Learning & Training Center®. This center on a 100-acre campus in Sheffield, Massachusetts, offers year-round programs for individuals, couples, families, and groups wishing to improve the quality of their lives, and also helps people challenged by adversity to find hopeful and loving ways to respond to their difficulties. They also founded the Autism Treatment Center of America®, a division of The Option Institute®.