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The Option Institute and Autism Treatment Center of America™

Sheffield, MA




About The Option Institute and Autism Treatment Center of America™

The Option Institute, the parent organization of the Autism Treatment Center of America, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to helping people of all ages reach and live up to their full potential.

The Autism Treatment Center of America is the worldwide teaching center of The Son-Rise Program®, a powerful and effective treatment for children and adults challenged by autism, autism spectrum disorders, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), Asperger’s Syndrome, and other developmental difficulties. Our team of committed teachers combines autism strategies, support and education that represents over 100 years of “real life” experience in working with children using The Son-Rise Program. Over more than 30 years we have worked with more than 25,000 families from over 80 countries around the world, teaching them this unique, home-centered method of treatment based in love and acceptance of the child.

We teach parents to effectively work with their children to create an optimal learning environment. The Son-Rise Program method can help bring a child as far across the bridge from autism to recovery as possible. For some, this means complete recovery. For others, this means improvements in their child’s development, human connection, communication, skill acquisition and quality of life far beyond what most would have ever predicted.

Here’s what makes The Son-Rise Program so unique and effective:

Because of these unique qualities, The Son-Rise Program was awarded “Best Autism Therapy” at the 2011 AutismOne National Conference in Chicago, Ill.

What would The Option Institute and Autism Treatment Center of America™ do with $25,000?

This $25,000 grant will help many financially challenged families that otherwise could not attend The Son-Rise Program by providing desperately needed scholarships and financial aid.

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