Dr. Stephen Shore, Autism Speaks

Dr. Stephen Shore of Autism Speaks is an autism advocate, author and consultant. Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment, Stephen was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a clinical assistant professor at the Ammon School of Education at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching well thought out educational practices to individual needs that promote fulfilling and productive lives for those with autism.

He’s been a board member with Invirtua since 2015.

In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Dr. Stephen Shore presents and consults internationally on adult issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his books “Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome,” “Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum,” the critically acclaimed “Understanding Autism for Dummies,” and the newly released DVD “Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome.”

Dr. Stephen Shore, Autism Speaks Board Member, serves as president emeritus of the Asperger/Autism Network. He also is on the board of Specialisterne-USA, the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, the United States Autism and Asperger Association, and he is the president of the Asperger Syndrome Support Network of the Russian Federation.

Dr. Shore received his Ed.D. in special education from the Boston University School of Education in 2008.


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