Beyond the Wall

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Beyond the Wall
Personal Experiences With Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Understand autism from one of the experts -- Stephen Shore! Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome is an honest, courageous book. Written by a person with high-functioning autism, this book offers so much more than the traditional autobiography. Drawing on personal and professional experience, Stephen Shore combines three voices to create a touching and, at the same time, highly informative book for professionals as well as individuals who have autism. Get a unique perspective on ASD across the years! Foreword by Temple Grandin, PhD.


Diagnosed with "atypical development with strong autistic tendencies," Stephen Shore was viewed as "too sick" to be treated on an outpatient basis and recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until the age of 4, with much help from his parents, teachers, and others, Stephen has his doctoral degree in special education from  Boston University with a focus on helping people on the autism spectrum develop their capacities to the fullest extent possible. In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults nationally and internationally on adult issues pertinent to advocacy and disclosure, education, relationships, and employment. He also serves on the board of Autism Speaks, the Asperger’s Association of New England, and is on the Board of Directors for Unlocking Autism, the Autism Services Association of Massachusetts, and MAAP Services. Stephen is executive director of Autism Spectrum Disorder Consulting. Shore is also the editor of Ask and Tell, the first advocacy book written by individuals with ASD.

ISBN: 9781931282192

Reviews (4)

LENEXA, Kansas
May 26 2016
Customer Review: Sally park Rubin - I couldn't put this book down. As a parent of a high-functioning autistic child, I found the many descriptions and insights in this book useful and helpful to understanding my son's perspective and having a sense of where I need to step in and/or where I could back off and let him be himself. Stephen Shore's courage and frankness are humbling. The descriptions of how he experiences empathy are vivid and could "see" how he feels. For any teacher working with students on the autism spectrum, this is a must read.
LENEXA, Kansas
May 26 2016
Customer Review: Lisa Ackerman - All I can write is "WOW"! The author Stephen Shore takes you through an amazing journey - his life. I have over 85 books on autism and this is definately my favorite for providing some possible insight on what my autistic son Jeff may be feeling. Not only is the insight amazing and explainations easy to understand - but he gives so much hope. There are few books I have read where I truly laughed, cried, and celebrated his ups and downs (corny but absolutely true.) The authors words have helped me better understand and communicate to my son and for that I am grateful. Stephen has an amazing ability to communicate and provide humor at the scariest thing I have ever seen - autism - is truly a gift to all parents and friends of autistic. Please do your self a favor and read this book. It is a must for everyone's collection.
LENEXA, Kansas
May 26 2016
Customer Review: Amazon Customer - Stephen Shore has written an unusual and worthy addition to the world of literature regarding Asperger's Syndrome. Shore's work explores aspergers from three different viewpoints: as that of a clinician working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, as an adult who himself has aspergers, and as an adult remembering the challenges aspergers has presented him with over the course of his lifetime. As the parent of two boys with Autism Spectrum Disorders, I was delighted with Shore's explanations of why my children feel the need to do some of the things they do, and what purpose those behaviors serve in their lives. In this reader's opinion, Beyond the Wall is an invaluable guide to anyone who knows someone with aspergers and autism. Shore's writing is right up there with Temple Grandin's, and should be included as a valuable reference book in anyone's collection of books about autism/aspergers.
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