Two Minute Tips with
Dr. Stephen Shore and Dr. Robert Naseef

Dr. Robert Naseef and Matthew J. Walsh, in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Shore, produced several videos entitled "Two Minute Tips with Dr. Stephen Shore". These videos are an expansion of the this curriculum, and offer real-life guidance on how to transition successfully into workforce.

Stress Busters

Many young adults with ASD struggle with managing stress in the workplace. Dr. Stephen Shore, an Autism expert and Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, covers brief, effective tools for combating stress.

Staying Focused

Dr. Stephen Shore, an Autism expert and Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, offers tips for helping young adults with autism to remain focused in the workplace.

 

Self-Advocacy

Dr. Stephen Shore, Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, explains what self-advocacy is, and why it's important for young adults with autism to advocate for themselves in the workplace.

The Hidden Curriculum

Defined as “the rules everyone knows but nobody talks about” by Dr. Brenda Smith-Myles and colleagues, these unwritten or unspoken rules of society can be particularly challenging for individuals on the autism spectrum to perceive, decode, and transmit. Dr. Stephen Shore, a Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, offers advice of how to detect and cope with hidden curriculum in the workplace.

 

Self-Disclosure

The initial part of disclosing an autism autism includes developing a firm foundation of self-awareness pertaining to individual strengths and challenges that can be related to the workplace. Dr. Stephen Shore, an Autism expert and Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, explains how to build a foundation of self-awareness, which includes recognizing challenges to doing their job effectively, developing and implementing an advocacy plan in a way others can understand and provide support, and finally, disclosing the reason they are asking for a modification or increased understanding.

Do's and Don'ts of Electronic Communication

Employees’ use of electronic communication can be one of the most treacherous components of workplace interactions. Quite often, a person on the autism spectrum is not aware of the social implications of posting online, especially in a circumstance where the online “friends” are the same people they are working with on a daily basis. Dr. Stephen Shore, an autism expert and Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, offers advice about how to use electronic communication responsibly, such as email.

Social Skills

Social skills are a vital component for keeping a job. Key Social Skills include: trading information, appropriate eye contact, personal space boundaries, appropriate volume, taking turns in conversation, and starting and entering conversations. 
Dr. Stephen Shore, an autism expert and Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, discusses his own experiences of social awareness in the workplace.

 

Emotional Regulation

A common myth is that people with autism are emotionless and lack empathy. In reality, people with autism have very strong emotions and often struggle with emotional regulation. Dr. Stephen Shore, an autism expert and Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University, explains helpful strategies for regulating emotions in the workplace.

 

Time Management

Time management and routines are an important trait for young adults to have in the workplace. For those on the autism spectrum, it's more challenging for them to manage their time. Dr. Stephen Shore, an autism expert and Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, discusses tips to conquer this problem.

 

Sense and Sensibilities

Sensory differences can get in the way of our work performance, especially if we are on the autism spectrum. Dr. Stephen Shore shares his personal experiences with sensory issues and how he copes with a productive way.

 

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