Stephen Shore to Conduct Seminars in Singapore
Singapore, 7 May 2015 — Dr Stephen Shore, co-author of the critically-acclaimed book "Understanding Autism for Dummies" will be in Singapore to conduct seminars at St. Andrew's Autism Centre (SAAC) in June this year.
Importance of Music to People with Autism
Designed for professionals in the special needs sector and music teachers, this seminar will focus on how music can help people with autism in their communication skills and address challenges they may face. Dr Shore will also share how learning a musical instrument and participating in ensembles can help children with autism.
The seminar will be be held on Thursday, 4 June 2015, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Cost per participant is S$96.30. Those who sign up by 15 May will only need to pay the Early Bird Registration fee of S$53.50.
Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
Targetting parents, other caregivers, allied educators and healthcare professionals, this seminar will feature practical solutions leveraging on autism traits and characteristics as springboards to success in education, effective self-advocacy, and meaningful engagement in the community for persons with autism. Dr Shore will also share how these successes can serves as building blocks for leading a fulfilling and productive life.
This seminar will be be held on Saturday, 6 June 2015, from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. Cost per participant is S$96.30. Those who sign up by 15 May will only need to pay the Early Bird Registration fee of S$53.50.
Diagnosed with autism when he was 18 months old, today Dr Shore is a professor at Adelphi University, the President Emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England, and also serves on the boards of several autism-related organisations.
He speaks and consults internationally on autism-related issues such as comparative approaches for helping people with autism, disaster preparedness for persons with disabilities, challenges faced by adults in terms of self-advocacy, disclosure, post-secondary education, employment, interdependent living, and relationships.