Internationally renowned expert in the study of autism AND a leading autism self advocate, Dr. Stephen Shore. 2014 ICare4Autism Conference Speaker
As our upcoming International Autism Conference approaches, over the next few weeks ICare4Autism would like to take the opportunity to introduce our wonderful panel of conference speakers with “ICare4Autism’s Meet the Speaker Series”.
The purpose of this series is to give you an exciting preview of the top leading medical and educational professionals and researchers working in autism we have lined up for our 3-Day International Autism Conference which attracts 800 autism professionals daily, has lecture presentations, RoundTable discussions, and a Gala Dinner.
The purpose of the ICare4Autism conferences are to share current groundbreaking research into the causes and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and to be a catalyst for powerful interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle the global autism situation.
Our first speaker we are highlighting is Dr. Stephen Shore.
Dr. Stephen Shore is an internationally renowned expert in the study of autism AND a leading autism self advocate. Non-verbal until age 4 and diagnosed with “atypical development with strong autistic tendencies,” Stephen was regarded as “too sick” to be treated on an outpatient basis and recommended for institutionalization.
Through extensive support and groundbreaking intensive home based early intervention, Stephen defied expectations and today is an author and assistant professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on the needs of people with autism and issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure. He also teaches music to children with autism and is a leading international consultant advocating for a better quality of life on the autism spectrum.
to watch a short video on our ICare4Autism YouTube channel about Dr. Shore
. It takes a look into some of the obstacles he’s overcome, the social situations he’s navigated and also provides some great advice for parents of children with autism.