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The Son-Rise Program® is a unique approach to autism treatment offering parents highly effective educational techniques, strategies and principles for designing, implementing and maintaining a stimulating, high-energy, one-on-one, home-based, child-centred program.


The Son-Rise Program was developed in the 1970s by two parents, Bears and Samahria Kaufman, who were determined to see opportunity for their son, Raun, who was diagnosed with "severe autism" and tested as having an IQ of less than 30. Along with this diagnosis, the Kaufmans were given a long list of things their son would never do, eg speak to them, go to school, have friends, learn to take care of himself etc. Doctors even recommended they institutionalise him and focus on their other children.

Instead of following this advice, the Kaufmans had a deep conviction to believe in their child's capacity to learn. They followed their hearts and developed a powerful attitudinal approach and effective techniques that created deep connection with their little boy.  



Raun went on to fully recover from autism, excelling academically at school and university and in his work and personal life. He is now an internationally re-knowned speaker and teacher of the Son-Rise Program® for Autism, teaching the very same powerful techniques used by his parents, to thousands of parents the world over to help them connect with and help their own children grow and learn.


With the benefit of hindsight we now see that the Kaufmans were well ahead of the times.  Believing in Raun's ability to change and learn and grow, they were operating at the cutting-edge of what is now widely acknowledged and studied: neuro-plasticity.

                                 for more information about the Son-Rise Program® and how it can help you and your child.

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Scenes from the original Son-Rise Program® playroom:
Raun Kaufman with his mum, Samahria


Autism Help

Lecture Series

April 2020

Melbourne:   10am Sat 18th
Brisbane:   7pm Mon 20th

Sydney:  7pm Wed 22nd
Perth:      7pm Fri 24th

Join International Autism Lecturer, Director for Global Education and Senior Teacher for The Son-Rise Program®, Raun K. Kaufman for his 2 hour interactive Autism Help Lecture.

During this entertaining and heartfelt presentation you will learn about the powerful strategies developed by Raun's parents that helped him emerge from profound autism over 40 years ago and which are the foundation for the Son-Rise Program® for Autism which helps thousands of families all over the world today.

Come along and learn some techniques that you can take home and put into practice to immediately help your child. 

Presented by Raun K. Kaufman

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To learn more about

the Autism Help Lecture Series and register your interest 

Son-Rise Program®


8-12th July 2020

Surfers Paradise, Qld

This is a very Specially Priced Event due to a generous one-off donation to benefit families from Australia and NZ.

It is our wish that as many families as possible attend this event.

So please take action.

Book in! Mark it on your calendar and spread the word.


A 5-day group training program that teaches you the tools necessary to design and implement your own home-based Son-Rise Program®, as well as the skills and attitude to support your child’s growth in all areas of learning, communication, development and skill acquisition. 

What makes the Son-Rise Program® so different?

The Son-Rise Program® was the first to suggest that children with these diagnoses have the potential for extraordinary healing and growth.

The Son-Rise Program® is an innovative educational modality which includes "joining" children instead of going against them. The Program establishes parents as the key teachers, therapists and directors of their own programs and utilises the home as the most nurturing environment in which to help their children.

Taught by Raun K. Kaufman and Kate C. Wilde

To learn more about

the Son-Rise Program® Start-Up



Parent Talks

Son-Rise Parent Talk:

Gold Coast 

Come and hear one family’s inspiring journey using the Son-Rise Program® for Autism to empower their child to learn and inspire them to grow.


Introducing our......

We believe so strongly in the effectiveness of

The Son-Rise Program that we are offering you

a sampling of our program strategies & principles.

These practical strategies can be applied immediately

to begin making a difference in the life of your special child.


 About Love Learning Events


"...The Son-Rise Program® was like a road  back home."


“Before the Autism Treatment Center of America®, I was frustrated beyond belief. Everyone would offer a speedy diagnosis along with a grim prognosis but NO HELP! No information on how to help my child and being told it was out of our hands. The Son-Rise Program® was like a road back home. I know my child better than any professional — the Son-Rise Program® let me use my power to reach my son and be awed by him. He’s already doing things 6 months into the program that were deemed impossible.”
 – Shelley B. Occupation: Mom, Texas    Child: Hank, 3 years old. Diagnosis: PDD

"...I, for the first time, think that having a special child is a joy and not a tragedy."


“I, for the first time, think that having a special child is a joy and not a tragedy, and that we can move mountains through love and acceptance. My son and I are on a wonderful journey together and I hope it never ends.”     

    – Kirstin H. Occupation: Homemaker, England   Child: Innes John, 6 years old. Diagnosis: Autism

"...I strongly recommend every parent with a child on the autism spectrum to attend The Son-Rise Program® In-Person Start-Up."


Attending the Son-Rise Program® In-Person Start-Up was a life-changing experience for me. Although I am an educational psychologist who is familiar with Autism, Start-Up gave me a whole new perspective which my professional training and years of experience didn’t. The speakers truly understand the needs of people with Autism and shared many useful and practical techniques that I could implement for my son immediately, with such amazing improvements. Most importantly, Start-Up gave me hope for my son and taught me how to build up a loving relationship with him. I strongly recommend every parent with a child on the autism spectrum to attend the Son-Rise Program® In-Person Start-Up

    - Dorothy H, Educational Psychologist and Mother, Hong Kong


Love Learning Events was created in 2019 by a Son-Rise family

for the purpose of hosting the Son-Rise Program® in Australia.

We are a small group of Son-Rise families and supporters,

volunteering to bring about our vision.

It is our dream that every parent or carer of a child with autism

- whatever their age - will know about the Son-Rise Program®

and have access to this life-changing and empowering training. Enjoy!

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