Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education
Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.
In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen is internationally renowned for presentations, consultations and writings on lifespan issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure. His most recent book College for Students with Disabilities combines personal stories and research for promoting success in higher education.
A current board member of Autism Speaks, president emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England, and advisory board member of the Autism Society, Dr. Shore serves on the boards of the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, The US Autism and Asperger Association, the Scientific Counsel of OAR, and other autism related organizations.
Promoting Social Inclusion of People with Autism in Education, Navigating Sensory Issues, Preventing Bullying and Supporting the Development of Relationships and Sexuality
This presentation examines the development and use of educational accommodations in inclusion settings as extensions of good teaching practice. For example, a student with special needs in a regular education choral class who is unable to stand still and sing can be afforded another way of meaningfully participating in the choir performance.
Other areas to be explored include sensory issues, recognition and prevention of bullying as well as addressing challenges in supporting people with autism in the areas of relationships and sexuality.
Attendees will come away with easy to implement, practical solutions for including children with autism in education, prevention of bullying, as well as social interaction for engagement in the community, developing relationships and understanding sexuality.