Live Chat with Dr. Stephen Shore
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 presents and consults internationally on 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.