Stephen Shore, was diagnosed with “atypical development and strong autistic tendencies” and considered “too sick” for outpatient treatment; it was recommended that he be institutionalized. Nonverbal until age 4, and with much support over time from his parents, teachers, wife and others, Shore is now a professor at Adelphi University in New York, where his research focuses on matching best practices to the needs of people with autism.
In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Shore is internationally renowned for presentations, consultations and writings on life-span issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy and disclosure. His most recent book, College for Students with Disabilities, combines personal stories and research for promoting success in higher education.
President emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England and former board member of the Autism Society, Shore serves on the boards of Autism Speaks, the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, the Autism Services Association and other autism-related organizations.