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This section holds some of my writings on autism spectrum disorders.
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).
Insightful and at times
very moving, the discussion covers more than symptoms, trying to
get at what autism means in human terms. Major topics: empathy/compassion,
sensory issues, social skills, anxiety, "differentness,"
adult issues, including employment, siblings, family grief and anguish,
as well as cultural implications of ASD.
In addition to individual
viewing, the DVD is ideal for discussion in parent groups, teacher
training, professional development, and general public awareness.
Understanding Autism for Dummies by Stephen
Shore and Linda Rastelli; foreword by Temple Grandin Purchasing
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comments by Dr. Benzinger about this book!
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
and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum,
edited by Stephen M. Shore; foreword by Temple Grandin Purchasing
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.
Successful self-advocacy involves a degree of disclosure
about oneself that often carries some degree of risk, in an effort
to reach a goal of better mutual understanding. The book offers countless
practical ideas and advice adjusted for different personalities and
personal preferences, and always backed by the real-life experiences
of the authors. In addition to individuals on the spectrum, the book
is a must for parents, teachers, counselors, and representatives from
the numerous agencies that work with people on the autism spectrum
and other conditions
Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with
Autism and Asperger Syndrome, 2ndEd. by Stephen M. Shore,
foreword by Temple Grandin Purchasing
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.
What Parents and Professionals Are Saying
"A surprisingly warm journey into the psyche
of an 'Aspie.' The reader is led on a wonderful excursion showing
how personal courage and persistence mixed with an encouraging
and unyielding family has allowed Stephen Shore to successfully
deal with significant brain differences that are called Asperger
Syndrome. His openness is refreshing and his use of music to
contact and relate to himself and other 'Aspies' is remarkable.
This is an invaluable guide and statement of hope for 'Aspies'
and people who love them."
John Ratey, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School
Now Available in Japanese!
Shore presents at
Musashino Higashi Gakuen near Tokyo, Japan.
Coming out Asperger:
Diagnosis, Disclosure, and Self-Confidence
Edited by Dinah Murray
Talking about What Makes Us Human
Voices from the
Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings,People with Autism,
Edited by Cindy Ariel and Robert Naseef
of Parents in the Success of People with Autism
Reflections from a Different Journey: What
Adults with Disabilities Wish all Parents Knew
by Stanley Klein and John Kemp
The Autism Bomb
Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, the
Downs and Things in Between
Edited by Liane Holliday Willey, Luke Jackson
Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum: Working
Towards Better Mutual Understanding with Others
Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Professionals and Families
Edited by Raymond W. Ducharme, Thomas P. Gullotta, Jessica M.
Ramos, Jennifer C. Messina
My Life with Asperger Syndrome