Barry Neil Kaufman
& Samahria Lyte Kaufman
Author, Teacher & Co-Founder of
The Option Institute & Autism
Treatment Center of America™
Barry Neil Kaufman (Bears) is the author of
12 books on The Option Process® and The Son-Rise Program, including the best-selling Happiness is a Choice, a blueprint of simple, concrete methods to empower the decision to be happy, and Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues. Mr. Kaufman's books are available in twenty-two languages in over sixty five countries. He has twice won the Christopher Award for writing, and he and his wife Samahria Lyte Kaufman have won the Humanitas Award for their screenplay of the NBC Movie, Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love.
Mr. Kaufman is Co-Founder and Co-Director with his wife, of The Option Institute International Learning & Training Center in Sheffield, Massachusetts, a nonprofit, educational organization and worldwide teaching center for The Option Process®.
Meet Barry "Bears" and Samahria Kaufman
Client note to Bears...
"Thank you for putting me on your email list. It is a great honor. You are a hero to all the people you have helped. They adore you and your wife and staff. I realize I have been waiting for your teachings all my life. I am grateful for the lessons I have learned and plan to continue to learn in the future. It will actually be a life saver."
Sincerely, Alice G.
The Option Institute, a year-round facility offering empowering personal growth programs and seminars for individuals, couples, families and groups, uses life-changing experiential learning techniques designed to greatly improve health, career, relationships and quality of life. Professional Certification training Programs and individual counseling services are also available. Additionally, the Kaufmans give motivational talks at conferences, lead workshops and seminars, lecture at universities and appear in mass media throughout the country.
As a result of their innovative and successful program, The Son-Rise Program, a groundbreaking treatment method for Autism and related developmental challenges, originally designed to help their once-autistic son, the Kaufmans Co-Founded the Autism Treatment Center of America (a division of The Option Institute) where they and their staff also counsel and instruct families wanting to create home-based, child-centered teaching programs for their own special-needs children. Additionally, the Kaufmans train professionals in their methods.
The Son-Rise Program :
Video Interview with Barry & Samahria
Barry Neil Kaufman & Samahria Lyte Kaufman, introduce the video, Autism Solution: Getting Started with The Son-Rise Program.
Meet Simon - Fully Recovered From Autism
Simon was diagnosed with autism and mental retardation. His parents were told that he would never talk or communicate. They found The Son-Rise Program
Oscar's Son-Rise Program Journey
View New Inspiring Video Testimonials Every Week!
View inspiring and thought-provoking video testimonials from featured families who have been running their Son-Rise Programs for either a few years...
Breakthrough Strategies for Autism Treatment
by Raun K. Kaufman, Director of Global Education
The Son-Rise Program: Starting the Training Process
by Bryn Hogan, Executive Director, Autism Treatment Center of America
Click Here to watch more webcasts by experienced Son-Rise Program Teachers as well as interviews with Bears and Samahria Kaufman
Personal Growth Using The Option Process®
Watch Video Testimonials from Option Institute Program Participants and
other videos by Barry (Bears) Neil Kaufman
Happiness Hits Video Series
Self Help and Being Your Own Best Expert
in the first of this series, Barry Neil Kaufman, best selling author of Happiness is A Choice and Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues.
Happiness Hits Video Series: Love is a Choice.
Personal Empowerment: No More Apologizing for what You Want.
Raun K. Kaufman, an international speaker, writer and teacher for The Option Institute and The Son-Rise Program® at the Autism Treatment Center of America™, lays out clear and compelling reasons...
Force of Nature
Barry Neil Kaufman explains how you can create more love and power in your life.
Force of Nature™...
"It all started with a little book that could. I have been given this book titled
Happiness is a Choice a few weeks ago. I looked at the title and thought to myself: "really...tell me something I don't know"
(I also made this weird gesture with my mouth which I made when in serious doubt). This is how my wonderful journey with my own happiness and The Option Institute began..."
~ Keren Rosenboim, New Jersey