March 9: Promoting Success in Higher Education

SUNY College at Old Westbury’s Office of Services for Students with Disabilities is facilitating a half-day conference on Promoting Success in Higher Education for Students on the Autism Spectrum featuring Stephen Shore, Ed.D. The Children’s Sangha young adult volunteers will assist with the conference in various capacities. In addition to SUNY Old Westbury faculty, staff and students, parents and professionals in the community are welcome to attend!

With today’s greater awareness, research, and interventions, ever-increasing numbers of people with autism are entering higher education. Common challenges encountered by college students on the autism spectrum transitioning into a college environment will be explored.  Participants will come away with practical solutions for supporting these young adults for success in higher education. Areas of discussion will include:

  • Applying academic accommodations and strategies
  • Legal issues
  • Residential life considerations
  • Facilitating the development self-advocacy skills to promote success in higher education

About Dr. Steven Shore: Diagnosed as a child with “atypical development and strong autistic tendencies” and nonverbal until four, Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. He is internationally renowned for presentations and writings on lifespan issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure. A current board member of Autism Speaks and the Organization for Autism Research, Dr. Shore serves on the boards of the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association and The US Autism and Asperger Association.

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