International consultant, lecturer and writer on autism
Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment, Dr. Stephen 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 Aspergers Association of New England and advisory board member of the Autism Society, Stephen serves on the boards of the Aspergers Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, The US Autism and Aspergers Association, The Scientific Counsel of OAR and other autism related organizations.