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AutismAsperger.net is the web home of Stephen Shore, author of Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

AutismAsperger.net serves to build greater awareness of the autism spectrum and in particular, Asperger Syndrome. It joins other websites with this same focus and will work together with them toward strengthening our community of people on the autism spectrum. I hope autismasperger.net will help people appreciate those on the autism spectrum for who they are and participate with them to develop strengths and make accommodations for challenges.

Unlimited Potential for People on the Autism Spectrum

Recently produced during my New Zealand and Australia speaking tour this video focuses on promoting strengths as a pathway to success for people on the autism spectrum. Now in my 5th year as a professor of special education at Adelphi University, my travels to educate and raise awareness about autism continue, having presented in 46 out of the 50 United States, and in 32 countries across 6 of the 7 continents across the globe.

Recent video presentations:

People with Autism Should be Appreciated for Whom they Are
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Russia Today TV. Prime Time interview on how Stephen Shore overcame some of the challenges of being on the autism spectrum and a focus on using strengths rather then deficits to empower people with autism to lead fulfilling and productive lives to the greatest extent possible.

Unlimited Potential - Stephen Shore Life with Autism, Music, Marriage, & Professorship
As a toddler, Dr. Shore was struck with what he now describes as 'the Autism bomb', which, for most people at that time, would have meant a life sentence in an institution. In this short film Stephen talks about some of the obstacles he's overcome, the social situations he's navigated, and provides some advice for parents of children with autism.

Professor Uses Music to Reach Kids with Autism
LONG ISLAND, NY-Stephen Shore, professor of special education at Adelphi University, splits his time between preparing graduate students to teach, and using music to communicate with children living with autism. He holds a doctorate in education and plays a bevy of musical instruments-but was once a nonverbal child struggling with autism...


Additional video, audio links available:

We autists are able to perceive only 7% of human communication - Professor Stephen Shore
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Russia Today TV. Sophie & Co. Autism - this phenomenon was defined in the science relatively late, but the number of people with the disorder is growing each year. It is far from being clearly understood, as it core reasons lie concealed, breeding many myths around it. Is autism an illness? Could one benefit from it? Are people on autism spectrum so different? And most importantly, where is their place in the human society? To find answers on these challenging questions, we talk to a man of science, professor, author and lecturer; the man diagnosed with autism himself. Dr. Stephen Shore is on Sophie&Co today.

"At Lunch": Stephen Shore - About Living with a Diagnosis of Autism (In Russian)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Moscow 24 TV. My life with autism from the non-verbal days and recommendations for institutionalization to being a professor of special education, internationally known author and presenter on autism, and giving music lessons to children with autism. I emphasize that individuals with autism should have the same opportunities as everyone else.

Stephen shared his belief that a student's strengths and interests are integral to the school experience. He charges teachers to find creative ways to recognize and incorporate these passions.

Professor with Autism Provides Valuable Insight - Video 3NEWS

Stephen Shore - Success and Autism - Radio New Zealand National

Self-advocacy for Empowerment and Success - Blog by Dr. Emma Goodall

This side of the podium: Finding autism's voice
Authored for the Jerusalem Post in conjunction with presenting at the www.icare4autism.org international conference, August, 2013.

Turning away from closed doors and opening new ones (35 minute presentation).

 


NEWLY RELEASED DVD!
Living Along the Autism Spectrum

Understanding Autism for Dummies
Beyond the Wall
Ask and Tell

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Stephen Shore presents at Musashino Higashi Gakuen near Tokyo, Japan.

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Living Along the Autism Spectrum - What Does It Mean to Have Autism or Asperger Syndrome? by Daniel Gottlieb, Ph.D., Robert Naseef, Ph.D. and Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
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).  (More details...)


Understanding Autism for Dummies
by Stephen Shore and Linda Rastelli; foreword by Temple Grandin.
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. (More details...)


Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, 2ndEd.
by Stephen M. Shore, foreword by Temple Grandin
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.    (More details...)


Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum
, edited by Stephen M. Shore; foreword by Temple Grandin.

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. (More details...)

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