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Berkshire Eagle’s County Fare: Spectrum Insight

berkshire-eagle-logoThe College Internship Program (CIP) Berkshire group will host a program Thursday by Stephen Shore, Ph.D., a consultant, CIP Advisory Board member, and author of “Autism For Dummies.”

Shore’s presentation will address issues facing students in grade school through higher education who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other learning differences, including self-advocacy, sensory issues and success in higher education.

The program will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the organization’s third-floor meeting space, 40 Main St., in Lee. A book signing will follow.

Diagnosed with “atypical development with strong autistic tendencies,” Shore was viewed as “too sick” to be treated on an outpatient basis and recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until age 4, and with much help from his parents, teachers, and others, Shore completed his doctoral dissertation in special education at Boston University focused on matching best practice with the needs of people on the autism spectrum.

Recently, Shore has accepted a professorship at Adelphi University teaching courses in special education and autism.

Tickets are $40 general admission, which includes a light continental breakfast or a group rate of $25 per person in a group of three or more registered. To register, visit or call 413-243-2576.

This has been a special needs program update from Asperger’s & LD College Programs. You may also click here to read the original article on the main program website.