Workshop: 'Life on and Slightly to the Right of the Autism Spectrum'
February 24, 2018
11:30 am-2:30 pm
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Stephen Shore shares his autobiographical journey from the nonverbal days as he relates his life to the many challenges facing people on the autism spectrum.
Some of the areas discussed include classroom accommodation, inclusion in musical activities, as well as issues faced by adults such as relationships, self-advocacy, higher education, and employment. Additional material will focus on strategies for including individuals with autism in music. The session ends with a short audience activity demonstrating what it feels like have autism and to struggle through some of the challenges surrounding communication and socialization.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.