4 A’s of Autism – Free Webinar Workshop
December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
4 A’s of Autism Awareness, Acceptance, and Appreciation to Action as a Pathway to Fulfilling and Productive Lives
About this Event
Presented by Stephen Shore, Ed.D. – Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University, NY.
The 4 A’s of Autism. We are transitioning from “awareness” to “acceptance” and headed to “appreciation” as society takes “action” in valuing individuals on the autism spectrum for whom they are. Examples of people, organizations, and entire countries at each stage of development will be presented.
After this workshop, participants will be able to…
1. Understand the context of awareness and acceptance as a pathway towards appreciation where people on the autism spectrum are valued for whom they are.
2. Describe at least two examples where a perceived weakness can be considered as a strength for leading a fulfilling and productive life.
3. Transition from thinking of autism in terms of deficit, disorder, and disability to an abilities-based model of autism by asking what *can* the individual do.
* Once registered, participants will receive an email with webinar information before the date of the workshop, space is limited the day of the webinar.
**Attendees must be present for the whole presentation and complete a survey at the end to qualify for a Certificate of Attendance.
*** This event is free and made possible by the New York City Council Autism Initiative. We extend our thanks for providing the necessary funds for our workshop program.