Dr. Jonathan Weiss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University and Clinical Psychologist. He completed a predoctoral residency at Surrey Place Centre (Toronto, ON), and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto, Dept. of Psychiatry. He currently holds the federal Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research. His research focuses on the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder or intellectual disabilities. He studies the impact of stressors, such as bullying or transitions, and how cognitive behaviour therapy can help youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder who have mental health problems. Dr. Weiss conducts studies of the changing service needs and barriers to service use for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families across the lifespan. He is a member of the York Region ASD Partnership, a collection of 22 agencies, hospitals, school boards and government bodies that are working together to improve service delivery to individuals with ASD in Ontario. Provincially, he holds membership on the Ontario Working Group of Adults with ASD, and a position as a member of the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Service’s Clinical Expert Committee in Autism, where he provides input to government regarding ASD treatment policies. Federally, he is appointed by Health Canada to serve on the Canadian Autism Partnership Working Group, tasked with developing a federal agenda to address issues facing Canadians living with ASD and their families. He also serves as a Director on the Board of Special Olympics Canada and Chair of their Program Committee, informing programming for over 35,000 Canadians with disabilities each year.
Best Practices in Mental Health Treatment for ASD in the School Setting
January 22, 2019 09:00AM - 04:00PM
It is well known that youth and young adults on the autism spectrum often struggle with mental health difficulties. These difficulties extend to school contexts, and it is important to consider the causes and treatment options for mental health problems in students with autism, to support learning and wellbeing. The current presentation reviews best practice options in the assessment of mental health difficulties, the major risk factors for these problems, and the evidence-based treatment options that exist and have been evaluated within a school context. This presentation is geared towards educators and school mental health professionals.
Early Bird Rate: Register by December 22, 2018 to receive a 10% discount off the regular price.
Group Discount: Register 4 people and get the 5th seat FREE!
A light lunch will be provided.