From Bryn: I stood in front of 172 individuals. They were from countries such as the Czech Republic, Nigeria, Croatia, Australia, Bosnia and others. They practiced different religions, spoke different languages and were every shade of color. At a glance, they looked as though they they were extremely different from one another. Yet, they had more in common with each other than they did with most of their neighbors.
They represented children ranging in age from 2-33 years. These children had diagnosis such as Autism, Epilepsy, Sensory Integration Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay and others. They had come to attend The Son-Rise Program Start-Up because they wanted help for their children and most of all, as one woman said when asked why she most hoped to get from the week, “Hope”.
This morning, before we began to teach, they told us:
“Since we started using the techniques he is more open to us, he has started to use words to ask for things, even in the last few days, he has started answering questions! He’s more loving with his siblings and he has started to laugh again.”
“Using the Son-Rise Program techniques that we learned from books and videos has helped Nathan to change so much. He has gone from no eye contact and all language gone, back to higher eye contact, and lots of words. He is now playful and cooperative – we are amazed!”
“We used the techniques for two weeks over the Christmas holiday and he started to speak. We saw him change so much, we decided not send him back to school, this is the program for us.”
“Two days after I attended Raun Kaufman’s lecture I started to use the techniques…two days later, my son, who is ‘non-verbal’ said, ‘I love you’.”
I told the groups that The Son-Rise Program I did with my daughter Jade when she was autistic was the greatest experience of my life. William and I feel so blessed to be here and to offer these families a glimpse of the possibilities that await them.
And so it begins…their adventure with The Son-Rise Program and with their child…
With so much joy,
Just yesturday I was thinking that a year has gone by since I was in London for the start-up programe. I did not know then how much it would change my life and the opportunities it has given my son. Today we celebrate his first 'I love you' and he has come such an enormous way! Having gone back for the maximum impact and new frontiers I strongly recommend that parents take all three programs as opportunities to learn more. Every time I went back, we became more effective in the playroom and clearer in our role. Start-up is just the beginning… Thank you Bryn and William for sharing with us both your personal and professional experience, there is nothing that love, acceptance and comitment can´t acomplish!