If You Love Someone With Autism, Come Join Us in Support and Celebration!
Autism Awareness Day April 1, 2015 at the Vermont State House
Internationally Acclaimed Author and Self-Advocate, Dr. Stephen Shore Presents “Unlimited Potential”
Come meet Miss Vermont International, Karly Fereday
Whose platform issue is Autism
Meet with other people on the spectrum, plus families, legislators, and state officials • Attend a Legislative Committee • Participate in the “How To Speak With Your Legislator” workshop • See the Press Conference at the Cedar Creek Room • Hug friendly Search and Rescue dogs from the New England K-9 Search and Rescue team • Enjoy refreshments at the Meet & Greet
Events begin in the early afternoon followed by a “Meet and Greet” at 4:00 pm and the main program at 4:30 pm. Visit our website for more details about the day’s events.
Diagnosed with "Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies" and "too sick" for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.
In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults internationally on adult issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his books Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies, and the newly released DVD Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome.