3 As of Autism: Awareness to Acceptance to Appreciation as a Pathway to Fulfilling and Productive Lives
Friday, October 4, 2019
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (registration 8:00 - 8:30 AM)
Plainvew Holiday Inn
Coffee at Registration
Mid - Morning CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST INCLUDED
Stephen Shore, Ed.D*
School Leaders for Change www.schoolleadersforchange.com
Participants: Grades prek-12 building and district leaders are encouraged to bring a team of teachers, particularly those responsible for working with children on the autism spectrum in a general education setting (Special education teachers, classroom teachers, special area teachers, psychologists, social workers, speech and language teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, administrators, special ed directors, etc.) Special education teachers working in a self contained setting are also encouraged to attend.
By examining how deficits and challenges so pervasively attributed to autism and other
disabilities can be reframed as strengths, this presentation offers practical solutions for
considering these characteristics as potential springboards to success in education, employment, self-advocacy, and meaningful engagement in the community for leading a fulfilling and
Participants shall be able to
1. understand the context of awareness and acceptance as a pathway towards appreciation
where people on the autism spectrum are valued for whom they are.
2. describe examples where a perceived weakness can be considered as a strength for leading a fulfilling and productive life.
3. transition from thinking of autism in terms of deficit, disorder, and disability to an abilities based model of autism by asking what *can* the individual do
4. understand the difference between a curriculum modification and an accommodation and their appropriate usage. 5. gain knowledge of customizing modifications and accommodations to fit individual needs for differentiated instruction. 6. develop insights on educating students by employing their strengths.
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Questions call Karen Siris, Ed.D at 516-851-0471 or
Philip Cicero, Ed.D at 516-233-4464
* Stephen Mark Shore, Ed.D.
As a child, Stephen Shore, Ed.D., was nonverbal and diagnosed with atypical development and strong autistic tendencies. Institutionalization was recommendedbut rejected in favor of parent-based intensive early intervention and support.
Today, Shore is a clinical assistant professor at the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education at Adelphi University, teaching courses in special education and autism. His research and teaching focuses on matching best practices to the needs of people with autism. Shore is internationally renowned for his presentations, consultations and writings on lifespan issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy and disclosure. His most recent book, College for Students with Disabilities, co-authored with Pavan John Antony, Ph.D., combines personal stories and research with promoting success in higher education. A current board member of Autism Speaks, president emeritus of the Aspergers Association of New England, advisory board member of Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHANY) and advisory board member of the Autism Society, Shore also serves on the boards of the U.S. Autism and Asperger Association, the Scientific Counsel of OAR and other autism-related organizations.
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