VICTORIA, TEXAS – Get an inside look at autism from acclaimed author and speaker Dr. Stephen Shore as he shares his personal experiences and best practices in working with individuals with autism during a free special lecture on August 17. Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.
This one-hour lecture will be held Monday, August 17 from 7-8 p.m. at the Johnson Symposium Center at Victoria College, located at 2200 E. Red River in Victoria, Texas.
Seating is limited, therefore attendees should RSVP online at www.ibcces.org/victoria, or by calling 877-717-6543. Teachers, parents, school administrators, licensed professionals, healthcare workers and autism advocates are encouraged to attend.
Dr. Stephen Shore is the author of books such as Understanding Autism for Dummies, Beyond the Wall and the DVD Living Along the Autism Spectrum. The event is sponsored by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), Calhoun County Independent School District and The Arc of Texas, Calhoun County. For more information contact IBCCES at [email protected], or 877-717-6543.
About The Arc of Texas, Calhoun County
The Arc serves as an advocate, working to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are included in their home communities and be able to make the choices that affect their lives. For more information call 361-552-5520 or visit their website at www.thearcoftexas.org.
About Calhoun County Independent School District
Calhoun County ISD includes Calhoun High School, Hope High School, Travis Middle School, HJM Elementary, JR Elementary, Seadrift Schools and Port O’Connor Elementary. The Calhoun County Independent School District is committed to excellence in education by engaging every student in rigorous and relevant academic experiences that inspire life-long learning. For more information visit their website at www.calcoisd.org
In 2001, IBCCES first established the industry standards for a Certified Autism Specialist. IBCCES leading standards are now used by organizations all over the world to ensure the highest quality of care and training for professionals in the field of Autism, with a goal to develop an army of highly trained and certified professionals who can improve the quality of life and