Stephen Shore, Ed.D., is an assistant professor at the Ammon School of Education at Adelphi University teaching courses in special education and autism. He focuses his research and teaching on matching best practices to the needs of people with autism. In addition to working with and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Dr. Shore presents and consults internationally on educational and social inclusion as well as on adult issues pertaining to relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his numerous books, articles, and DVDs. Nonverbal and diagnosed at age two and a half with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies,” recommendations for institutionalization were rejected in favor of parent-based intensive early intervention and support. Dr. Shore serves on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), on the Board of Directors for Autism Society of America (ASA), as past President of The Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE), and advisory board member of Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA), and other autism related organizations.