International autism expert speaks at Trevecca

Author, reasearcher, and internationally known autism expert Stephen Shore, PhD, spoke at Trevecca on September 17. The event was hosted by Trevecca’s Social Work program, ARC of Williamson County, and the Center for Understanding.

The event, titled The Wonder of Me: Self Advocacy, from Kindergarten to Careers, was open to the public and specifically tailored to those who live with, support, or work with someone with a special need.

“Whether ordering a meal or trying to get the career opportunity of a lifetime, at some point in our lives everyone has to advocate for their own needs and disclose the reasons why,” said Shore. “Beginning with a definition of self-advocacy and a process for considering disclosure, participants will learn the importance of gaining self-awareness, communication skills, and procedures to effectively educate people with autism on obtaining accommodations and greater mutual understanding.”

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