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2020 Autism Conference Series: Achieving Meaningful Inclusion

Autism SA

Friday, 29 May 2020 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (ACST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Super Earlybird - Professionals 29/02/2020 $286.00 $0.00
Super Earlybird - Individual/Family 29/02/2020 $257.40 $0.00
Super Earlybird - NDIS funding (no GST) 29/02/2020 $234.00 $0.00
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Dr Stephen Shore is an internationally renowned educator, consultant, and author on lifespan issues in the area of education, relationships, employment, and self-advocacy. Currently the Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University in America, he is known for his groundbreaking work in the autism field. Stephen is also now a powerful autistic advocate for the wider community.


“If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism”

- Stephen Shore 


Educators, clinicians, professionals, parents, family members, individuals and anyone who supports a person on the spectrum will benefit from attending this conference. Participants will leave the conference with practical strategies at hand to support individuals in making fulfilling and productive lives the rule rather than the exception.  

Stephen shares his belief that a student’s strengths and interests are integral to the school experience. He challenges educators to find creative ways to recognise and incorporate these passions.

Three A’s of Autism: Awareness to Acceptance to Appreciation as a pathway to fulfilling and productive lives
An autobiographical structure, combining experiences of others on the autism spectrum, in making fulfilling and productive lives for individuals with autism the rule rather than the exception, will be used to charge participants to reframe their thinking away from disorder and deficit towards seeking abilities based on individual strengths.

Special Ways and Techniques (SWAT) for achieving meaningful inclusion
Through the development and use of educational accommodations as extensions of good teaching practice, participants will learn easy to implement, practical solutions for including individuals with autism.

Senses and Sensibilities: An inside view on recognising and supporting individuals with sensory issues
The variation in perception of sensory stimuli for many with autism often causes great discomfort and the information received may not even be usable. The aim of this presentation is to enable individuals, and those close to them, to avoid and minimise the effect of sensory overload through easy to implement solutions.

Self-advocacy and disclosure for people on the autism spectrum
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. Material from this workshop can be used to enable people with autism to reach their potential in employment, education, relationships, interdependent living, and in the community.


Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment, Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalisation.  With minimal speech until 4, with the support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a full-time professor at Adelphi University and adjunct at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

In addition to working with students and speaking about life on the autism spectrum, he has published a range of books including his most recent book, ‘College for Students with Disabilities’, combining personal stories and research for promoting success in higher education.

Stephen currently holds a number of Board positions including for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), President Emeritus of the Asperger/Autism Network, and advisory board member of the Autism Society, Dr. Shore also serves on the advisory boards for Asperger’s Association of New England, and other autism related organisations.



There are many public transport options available to get to Adelaide Oval, as well as on-site event parking. If you choose to park at Adelaide Oval, you can get your ticket validated for a discounted price by venue staff on the day (please note the ticket must be validated before leaving the function room on the day). For more information on parking and public transport options, please visit the Adelaide Oval website.

Dietary requirements

Please provide any details regarding specific dietary requirements when promoted during the registration process.


A range of payment options are available including invoicing and using NDIS funding to pay for the conference. Please provide required information requested during the booking process.

(This can be claimed under Improved Daily Living - Training for Carers/Parents - 15_038_0117_1_3)

Group discounts

A 10% discount will be provided for group bookings of more than ten people. Please contact to make a group booking.


Download the printable program here.


Please note there may be an event photographer present on the day. 

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Adelaide Oval
War Memorial Drive
North Adelaide, SA 5006

Friday, 29 May 2020 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (ACST)

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