Dr Stephen Shore Returns to Singapore for Autism Training and Certification Conference
Singapore, 2 June 2017 — Best-selling author and internationally-renowned speaker on autism, Dr Stephen Shore, will return to Singapore as the trainer for the Autism Training and Certification Conference to be held on 18 & 19 August 2017.
St. Andrew’s Autism Centre (SAAC), in partnership with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), will host the Autism Training and Certification Training Programme. In a change from the usual Thursday and Friday schedule, the conference in August will run from 2.00pm to 8.00pm on Friday, 18 August, and from 9.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday, 19 August.
Designed to prepare participants for certifications exams for both Autism Certification and Certified Autism Specialist, the sessions will focus on teaching strategies and compare and contrast major interventions in working with persons with autism. Attendees will participate in engaging conversations about autism, discuss real-world strategies with experts in the field of autism, and learn how to apply best practices in their daily work.
About the Trainer — Dr Stephen Shore, EdD
Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment, Stephen Shore was recommended for institutionalisation. Despite being non-speaking till he was four years old, with much support from his parents, teachers, wife and others, Dr. Shore is now a professor at Adelphi University, where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.
He is internationally renowned for presentations, consultations and writing on lifespan issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure. He is a current board member of IBCCES, Autism Society of America, and Autism Speaks.