Ben's Journey with Autism

You may or may not know that my son Ben has autism. Over the past 5 years I have tried many different therapies; however, the Son-Rise Program® is having high levels of success bringing children through their state of autism. The Son-Rise Program® at the Autism Treatment Center of Americaâ„¢ is located in Massachusetts (for more information see their website: My hope for Ben is to overcome his limitations and to be able to communicate and have greater social freedom; seeing Ben having rich relationships is my dream and goal.

We plan to travel to the Autism Treatment Center of America in July for one week of focused and intensive 1:1 training. Through this training I will be able to work more effectively with Ben over the next several years to help him through his autism, plus I will be better equipped in training the people working with him.

In order for us to attend this training session, we must come up with $15,000 for the training and expense of travel. If I don't reach the target, all funds raised will be used towards alternative treatment options for Ben. Of course, I will personally carry as much of this as I can, but as a single parent "” I need some help.

This is a difficult letter to write and ask for help, but I want to look back and say
I have tried everything possible to help Ben to have a secure future. My intention for the next few months is to do as much fundraising as I can to achieve this dream. I am grateful for any support you can offer.
I fully understand and respect the fact that you may not be able to help, but if so your help could not only change our life, it can change the lives of all people around him. Please share with anyone you know. Thank you!

  • Allan Innes 
    • $500 
    • 93 mos
  • Daniela Al-Kuwatli 
    • $50 
    • 93 mos
  • Volker Schneider 
    • $80 
    • 93 mos
  • Regina Hinz 
    • $200 
    • 93 mos
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    • $80 
    • 93 mos
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