About stephen shore
Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
Board Member, K.E.E.N. Education Foundation
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.
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.
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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.
Stephen offers presentations and workshops, great educational strategies, can help with recognizing and eradicating bullying and educate people around the world about autism.
Stephen is also an expert in discussing relationships and sexuality, and helping individuals to find their path to fulfill a productive life.
“You are not college material” or “you don’t belong in college” are comments frequently heard by students with autism and other conditions. With higher education frequently an expected part of the transition to adulthood this book includes practical advice to encourage self-advocacy in students with disabilities, and to support the professionals who are facing the challenges alongside them.
In this frank discussion of the human costs and benefits of autism spectrum disorders, we get the perspectives of an individual on the spectrum (Shore), who is also a professional in the field of ASD, and that of a psychologist working primarily with families of children with disabilities and the father of a son who has autism (Naseef). The discussion is expertly moderated by a psychologist and speaker and writer on disabilities, who, while not on the spectrum himself, has grandson who has an autism spectrum disorder (Gottlieb).
Insightful and at times very moving, the discussion covers more than symptoms, trying to get at what autism means in human terms. Major topics: empathy/compassion, sensory issues, social skills, anxiety, “differentness,” adult issues, including employment, siblings, family grief and anguish, as well as cultural implications of ASD.
In addition to individual viewing, the DVD is ideal for discussion in parent groups, teacher training, professional development, and general public awareness.
From within the autism spectrum Stephen Shore, joins forces with veteran writer Linda Rastelli to write the long overdue Understanding Autism for Dummies as part of the acclaimed Wiley “For Dummies series.” With a foreword and other input from Temple Grandin, as well as inspiring vignettes from others with autism, this resource helps the reader sort out challenges relating to selecting interventions, financial concerns, education, family issues, and adulthood. Newcomers and seasoned members in the autism community will find valuable advice for empowering people with autism to use their strengths for maximizing their potential in life.
Ask and Tell is unique by being the first book to speak to the twin issues of self-advocacy and disclosure for people with autism and by consisting exclusively – including the cover art and the preface by Temple Grandin – of contributions by those on the autism spectrum for persons on the spectrum.
Successful self-advocacy involves a degree of disclosure about oneself that often carries some degree of risk, in an effort to reach a goal of better mutual understanding. The book offers countless practical ideas and advice adjusted for different personalities and personal preferences, and always backed by the real-life experiences of the authors. In addition to individuals on the spectrum, the book is a must for parents, teachers, counselors, and representatives from the numerous agencies that work with people on the autism spectrum and other conditions.
This expanded second edition, which features a foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin, includes an important new chapter on getting ready for college. In addition, the discussion on common sensory reactions has been expanded. Finally, there’s a new chapter on Shore’s recent public involvement with autism spectrum-related issues, including testifying on the state of autism-related issues to the chair of Governmental Reform, speaking at conferences, both in the United States and internationally, and advocating for services for individuals on the spectrum.
If you only buy one book to improve your life this year, make it this one.
Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many other Aspie mentors, offer their personal guidance on coping with the daily stressors that Aspies have identified as being the most significant, in order of urgency – anxiety, self-esteem, change, meltdowns, depression, friendship, love, and much, much more. Based on years of personal experience, this book is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that!
World expert Dr. Tony Attwood rounds up each chapter with professional analysis and extensive recommendations. He includes essential information on destructive strategies that may look attractive, but that have counter-productive effects.
Including full color artwork from Aspie artists showing visually how they interpret each stressor, this is THE inspirational guide to life for young adults, the newly diagnosed, and as a life-long reference for anyone on the spectrum – written by Aspies for Aspies.
Coming Out Asperger explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a diagnosis of a “hidden disability,” and how this impinges on self-esteem. The contributors include some of the best-known and most exciting writers in the field of Asperger Syndrome (AS) today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents and professionals. The broad range of the chapters, which draw on anecdotal, professional and research-based evidence, make this book a comprehensive and highly original consideration of the implications of an AS diagnosis.
The ever-difficult question of who to tell and when once a diagnosis has been confirmed is discussed in great depth. Liane Holliday Willey and Stephen Shore examine the dynamics of disclosure, its risks and the possible effect on self-confidence. Jacqui Jackson looks at how a diagnosis impacts upon family life. Tony Attwood provides a clinician’s view of diagnosing adults, and Lynne Moxon, Wendy Lawson, Dora Georgiou and Jane Meyerding discuss adult issues surrounding disclosure, including how to deal with relationships and sexuality, and disclosure in the workplace, as well as social and disability issues.
A unique and fascinating insight into the important issue of diagnosis disclosure, this book is an essential guide for people with AS, parents, teachers, professionals and all those who have ever felt confused about revealing a personal issue.
Looking at the positive influences, great talents and unique thought processes of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, this book is a celebration of those who have used their autism to shine in life.
Writers from all over the world at different stages in their careers, and from very different backgrounds, share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. Each explains how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths not just to make your way in the world, overcoming challenges and obstacles, but also to make your life a real success. Education, the world of work, and relationships are the focus of the first part of the book, which then goes on to look at exceptional creativity, and the use of special interests.
The autobiographical stories in this book are full of wisdom and humour, and will be an inspiration for anyone with high-functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome, their family and friends, and the professionals who work alongside them.
Technology holds great promise for helping students with autism learn, communicate, and function effectively in the modern world. Start leveraging that power today with this forward-thinking book, your in-depth guided tour of technologies that support learners with autism and help them fully participate in their classroom and community. You’ll learn about readily available technologies you can use right now—from apps to video modeling—and explore next-wave innovations that will help shape the future of autism intervention, such as therapeutic robots and advanced virtual reality technologies. You’ll also get critical guidance on how to select the appropriate technology for your needs, weave technology into a universal design for learning framework, and conduct effective professional development so teachers make the most of new tools and strategies.
Childhood and adult experiences of individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are becoming increasingly well documented, yet the crucial formative teenage years have, so far, been neglected. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging. Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as discussing topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book aims to make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible, and is an essential survival guide to adolescence.
This book is an anthology of eight inspiring autobiographical journeys about living on the spectrum of autism. All have achieved remarkable academic success despite their challenges, some already with a bestselling book. There’s a common myth that living on the spectrum foretells severe disability, failure or worse—institutionalization. This book was published to challenge these notions for families with a son or daughter higher on the autism spectrum. Each contributor’s insights and wisdom are evidence of bright, sensitive and successful individuals who have refused to let a diagnosis identify them. They are examples of strength and triumph any of us would be proud to call our own.
Author of Could It Be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps Voices from the Spectrum is a compelling collection of personal accounts from people on the autism spectrum and those who care for them, including professionals, friends and family members. The essays in this collection tell of both the positive and negative effects of autism on individuals and families, and pose the question: is a diagnosis on the autism spectrum a puzzle to be solved, or something to be embraced and accepted? The broad scope of this book presents insights into the autism spectrum from many different perspectives – from first-hand accounts of the autistic child’s school and childhood experiences to parents’ and grandparents’ reactions to a diagnosis. A number of chapters written by professionals explain their motivations for working with autistic people and reveal what they have learned from their work and how it has affected their lives. The contributors describe experiences of autism from the mildest to the most severe case, and share their methods of adapting to life on the spectrum. Voices from the Spectrum will appeal to a wide readership of adults and younger people on the autism spectrum, their families and friends, as well as practitioners.