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Dr. Stuart G. Shanker
Ontario, Canada

Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology at York University (Canada) and the Founder/CEO of The MEHRIT Centre. He is also the founder and Science Director of the Self-Regulation Institute. He is the author of Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life (2016)

"I have known and worked with Gerry Costa for over 15 years. We first served together on the Board of ICDL. It was clear to both Stanley Greenspan and me that Gerry should be our next leader. He is a man of extraordinary kindness and compassion, combined with an incredible mind, outstanding clinical gifts, and a ceaseless passion to make the world a better place for all children. He is a world-leader in the study and treatment of autism and an inspiring public speaker. He has lit up our Summer Symposium several years with his wisdom and grace. I count him as one of my most trusted friends."

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