Ask and Tell
Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum
Edited by Stephen Shore, Ask and Tell helps people with autism effectively self-advocate in their pursuit of independent, productive, and fulfilling lives. Ask and Tell is unique by being the first book to speak to the twin issues of self-advocacy and disclosure for people with autism and by consisting exclusively, including the cover art and the preface by Temple Grandin, of contributions by those on the autism spectrum for persons on the spectrum.
MEET THE EDITOR
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 author of the popular autobiography, Beyond the Wall.