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Digital Seminar

Abilities & Strengths-Based Autism Interventions: Help Clients Find Success in Education, Employment, Community, and More!

Stephen Shore, EdD
1 Hour 31 Minutes
Audio and Video
Apr 21, 2022
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It's time to rethink autism intervention, moving our focus toward abilities and strengths not deficits and disabilities. In this groundbreaking session, you’ll watch autism expert Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D., as he flips autism intervention on its head and forever changes the way you view and work with autistic clients. Armed with his framework built around awareness, acceptance, appreciation and action, you’ll discover how to empower your autistic clients and show them how they can use their unique abilities and strengths as a springboard to success in education, employment, community, self-advocacy, and much more!



PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 1.75 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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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.


  1. Integrate the context of awareness and acceptance as a pathway towards appreciation where autistic and neurodiverse people are valued for whom they are.
  2. Utilize autistic clients’ special interests as an intervention to identify strengths and skills that will lead to future success in education, employment, and community.
  3. Create an abilities-based action plan to develop skills that will lead to future success in education, employment, and community.


  • Move Our Focus Toward Abilities and Strengths
    • A framework that emphasizes strengths and abilities
    • Awareness, acceptance, appreciation, and action
  • Turn Special Interests into an Intervention
    • Identify clients' strengths that will lead to future success
  • Create an Abilities-Based Action Plan
    • Develop skills that will lead to future success
    • Real life examples to empower clinicians
  • Limitations of research and potential risks

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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