Stephen Shore, EdD, diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment, Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization.  Nonspeaking until 4, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife and others, Stephen is now a full-time professor at Adelphi University and adjunct at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, focusing on aligning best practice in supporting autistic people to lead fulfilling and productive lives.

In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen is an internationally-renowned educator, consultant and author on lifespan issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, and self-advocacy.  His most recent book, College for Students with Disabilities, combines personal stories and research promoting success in higher education.

A current board member of Autism Speaks, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), American Occupational Therapy (AOTF), president emeritus of the Asperger/Autism Network, and advisory board member of the Autism Society, Dr. Shore also serves on the advisory boards of AANE, and other autism related organizations.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephen Shore has employment relationships with Adelphi University, Hofstra University, and New York University. He receives a grant from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Stephen Shore receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Stephen Shore is an adult who is on the autism spectrum. He is a member of the Asperger/Autism Network and International Society for Autism Research and serves on the board of directors for Autism Speaks.