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74. The Four A's of Autism, with Dr. Stephen Shore

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Discover what’s possible when A is for action. 

Dr. Stephen Shore is an autistic professor of special education at Adelphi University. He has written several books, including College for Students with Disabilities, Understanding Autism for Dummies, Ask and Tell, and Beyond the Wall. 

Currently, Dr. Shore serves on the boards of Autism Speaks, the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, the US Autism and Asperger Association, the Scientific Council of OAR, and other autism-related organizations. He formerly headed the Asperger’s Association of New England and was on the board of the Autism Society of America. 

In this conversation, we discuss: 

Stephen’s background and how his parents helped in his development

How autism affects his everyday life

His strengths related to autism 

Benefits of music for autistic people

What Stephen describes as “The 4 A's of Autism”

The controversies surrounding ABA therapy and Autism Speaks

Awareness of autism around the world

Meaningful inclusion strategies

Disclosure and self-advocacy 


For more information about Dr. Shore and his work, please visit drstephenshore.com. 

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