We have been running this program since September of 2014. Take a look at these two videos and see the stunning difference one year of Son-Rise makes!
When we started this program, our first goals were for Lucas to allow some sort of physical touch for at least 30 seconds, for him to look at us when he requests something and to have an average interaction duration of at least 2 minutes.
The first video taken sometime in October 2014 was a big moment for us. Lucas was beginning to reach out to us and wanting to touch us. We were so excited he was beginning to come to us when previously he wouldn’t even allow a shoulder brush.
The second video is amazing to see first-hand in contrast. This one was taken in October 2015. He is not only affectionate, but he is making loads of eye contact (more than the average neurotypical person!), he is interactive, verbally and physically participating in these interactions and the most amazing part of all…..he is enjoying human relationships! We now have a 20-minute average interaction duration, some lasting as long as an hour! He is making nonstop eye contact! He is also so physically affectionate with everyone in and out of the room.
See for yourself what a year of Son-Rise can do!