In celebration of National Autism Awareness month, Montalvo Arts Center will host an evening of art, performance and conversations with Stephen Shore, co-author of Living Along the Autism Spectrum, plus Elaine Hall and Diane Isaacs, co-authors of The Seven Keys to Unlock Autism. The Evening will be accompanied by a performance with musician Nick Guzman, and a visual arts exhibition, Summits Capture with works by Creativity Explored artists John Patrick McKenzie, Daniel Li, and Daniel Green.
Doors open at 6:00pm: Reception to follow with book signings by Shore and Hall.
FREE admission, but tickets are required. Available through the Montalvo Box Office at 408-961-5858, 10am-4pm M-F, or through San Andreas Regional Center / Francisco Valenzuela at: Savalenz@sarc.org or 408-341–3809
About Stephen Shore
Nonverbal until the age of four and diagnosed with "atypical development with strong autistic tendencies," Stephen Shore was regarded as "too sick" to be treated as an outpatient and was recommended for institutionalization. Fortunately, his parents disagreed. With their persistence and the help of teachers, friends, and professionals, he progressed more than anyone thought possible. Shore is now completing his Ph.D in special education at Boston University with a focus on helping autistic people develop their capacities to the fullest extent. Highly sought after as a speaker able to articulate the autistic mind, Shore will present an evening of conversation to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.