May 27, 2015

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Stephen M. Shore, EdD Joins A Long List of Notable Individuals Including Sitting U.S. Presidents

Stephen M. Shore, EdD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Adelphi University and an Advisory Board Member of the US Autism & Asperger Association, presented at The City Club of Cleveland last month offering practical solutions for considering characteristics of autism as potential springboards to success in education, employment, effective self-advocacy and meaningful engagement in the community.

Dr. Shore joined a list of notable speakers at The City Club of Cleveland that has included sitting U.S. Presidents and Vice-Presidents and other notable citizens of the United States and the World. Dr. Phillip C. DeMio, USAAA Chief Medical Officer, was present at the Club and joined Dr. Shore for breakfast discussing the program for the upcoming 2015 USAAA World Conference July 30 - August 1 in Tucson, Arizona.
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Depression... In Your Kids?

Another school year is drawing to a close, with older teens already out. Pressure is high and activities get more frantic. Good or bad? Are your kids excited, or anxious and withdrawn? My son has experienced the loss of at least three peers to suicide in his high school years - including one just this month. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in children ages 10-24 years old, taking nearly five thousand young lives each year. Many more kids survive suicide attempts.
- Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD

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Suicide By Pesticide

What the honey bee die-off means for humanity

As you are aware, honey bees have been suffering from something called Colony Collapse Disorder. In practice, what this means is that the bees simply vanish from their hives, leaving behind their most precious worldly possessions: honey and larvae.

What causes these mysterious vanishing acts has been something of a mystery. But because the phenomenon began really ramping up in 2006, we can focus in on some suspects.

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Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

stephen Shore"During the mid-1960s there were very few choices for a child who became non-verbal, had tantrums and very little body to environmental awareness. At that time an autism diagnosis was considered as a sentence to a life of dependency with either family members or in an institution." - Stephen M. Shore, EdD

Stephen M. Shore, EdD will be presenting during the 2015 USAAA World Conference July 30 - August 1 in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Shore presents with Dennis Debbault, "KEEPING SAFE WHEN ENCOUNTERING FIRST RESPONDERS", "STRENGTH AND INTEREST-BASED LEARNING: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities", and participates on the "SELF - ADVOCACY PANEL".
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Dr. Shore was diagnosed with "Atypical Development with strong autistic tendencies." Dr. Shore was viewed as "too sick" to be treated on an outpatient basis and recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much help from his parents, teachers, and others, Dr. Shore completed his doctoral degree in special education at Boston University in 2008 with a focus on helping people on the autism spectrum develop their capacities to the fullest extent possible. Dr. Shore presents and consults internationally Dr. Shore presently works as a Professor at Adelphi University in New York.

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