SOURCE: The Autism Treatment Center of America

November 26, 2007 09:00 ET

International Autism Expert Raun K. Kaufman Appointed to Prestigious U.S. Autism & Asperger Association, Inc. Advisory Board

SHEFFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - Raun K. Kaufman, CEO of the Autism Treatment Center of America™, has been named to the Advisory Board of the U.S. Autism & Asperger Association, Inc. (USAAA) Advisory Board.

The USAAA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and their families/caregivers touched by autism spectrum disorders. The USAAA's annual international conference hosts authorities in biomedical interventions, research, adjunct therapies, diet and nutrition, and family issues.

The Autism Treatment Center of America is home of The Son-Rise Program® for autism treatment and education. The Son-Rise Program is the only program that:

--  Was created by parents for parents
--  Helps parents fully recover their children in some cases and bring
    about significant improvement in almost all cases
--  Has worked for 25,000 families from 75 countries with a radical
    departure from traditional behavior modification for autism
--  Takes a situation that can be divisive and uses it to unite families

As a child, Mr. Kaufman was diagnosed with severe autism and recommended for lifelong institutionalization. Instead, his parents developed The Son-Rise Program, which enabled their son's complete recovery. Now an international speaker and Ivy League college graduate, Mr. Kaufman bears no traces of his former condition.

L.P. Kaplan, PhD, Executive Director of the USAAA, said, "Raun's personal experience and his many years working with families worldwide offer a unique perspective. We welcome Raun to our Advisory Board and look forward to his contributions."

Mr. Kaufman said, "I'm honored to join the USAAA Advisory Board and walk hand in hand with an organization that is willing to bring parents and professionals all points of view so that families can have access to outside-the-box interventions like The Son-Rise Program."

About The Autism Treatment Center of America

The Autism Treatment Center of America is the worldwide teaching center for The Son-Rise Program, a powerful, effective and totally unique treatment for children and adults challenged by autism spectrum disorders and other developmental difficulties. For more information, visit

The Son-Rise Program is a registered trademark of Barry Neil Kaufman and Samahria Lyte Kaufman. The Autism Treatment Center of America is a trademark of The Option Institute™.

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