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Friday, February 26 • 8:20am - 9:15am
Keynote 1: Life on and Slightly to the Right of the Autism Spectrum: An Inside View Towards Success

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Join Stephen in his autobiographical journey from the nonverbal days as he relates his life to the many challenges facing people on the autism spectrum.  Some of the areas discussed include classroom accommodation, teaching of musical instruments, as well as issues faced by adults such as relationships, self-advocacy, higher education, and employment.  The session ends with a short audience activity demonstrating what it feels like have autism and to struggle through some of the challenges surrounding communication and socialization. 
Participants shall be able to... 
1. list 2 or more educational strategies enabling the person with autism achieve success in education, 
2. experience communication challenges similar to those of individuals with autism, and, 
3. describe how what might originally be a challenge could be considered a strength for people with autism.


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... Read More →

Friday February 26, 2016 8:20am - 9:15am