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Jonathan Weiss

Director of LaMarsh, Associate Professor, & Tier 2 York Research Chair in Autism and Neuro-developmental Disability Mental Health

Research Interests

Dr. Weiss's research focuses on mental health in people with autism or with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan. He conducts studies into how people with developmental disabilities access mental health care, and is interested in their service needs, use, and experiences. His work is also focused on understanding and supporting family wellness when at least one family member has a developmental disability. He is interested in program development and evaluation, and in particular on the impact of Special Olympics on the psychological well-being of participants, and of psychosocial interventions to promote resilience and improve the mental health of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

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Department: Psychology
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Published Manuscripts (Select Publications)

Albaum, C., Tablon, P., Roudbarani, F., & Weiss, J. A. (2020). Predictors and outcomes associated with therapeutic alliance in cognitive behaviour therapy for children with autism. Autism, 24(1), 211-220. doi: 10.1177/1362361319849985

Burnham Riosa, P., Khan, M., & Weiss, J. A. (2019). Measuring therapeutic alliance in children with autism during cognitive behavior therapy. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 26(6), 761-767.

Salem-Guirgis, S., Albaum, C., Tablon, P., Burnham-Riosa, P., Nicholas, D., Drmic, I., & Weiss, J. A. (2019). MYmind for youth with autism and their parents. Mindfulness, 10(9), 1730-1743. doi: 10.1007/s12671-019-01107-9

Tint, A., Palucka, A.M., Bradley, E., Weiss, J. A., & Lunsky, Y. (2019). Emergency service experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability. Autism, 23(3), 792-795. doi: 10.1177/1362361318760294

Fardella, M. A., Burnham Riosa, P., & Weiss, J. A. (2018). A qualitative investigation of risk and protective factors for violence victimization in adults with ASD. Disability and Society, 33(9), 1460-1481. doi: 10.1080/09687599.2018.1498320

Weiss, J. A., & Fardella, M. A. (2018). Victimization and perpetration experiences of adults with autism. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 203. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00203

Lunsky, Y., Tint, A., Weiss, J. A., Palucka, A., & Bradley, E. (2018). A review of emergency department visits made by youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder from the parent perspective. Advances in Autism, 4(1), 10-18doi: 10.1108/AIA-08-2017-0019

Weiss, J. A., Thomson, K., Burnham Riosa, P., Albaum, C., Chan, V., Maughan, A., Tablon, P., & Black, K. (2018). A randomized waitlist controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy to improve emotion regulation in children with autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59(11), 1180-1191. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12915

Ncube, B., Perry, A., & Weiss, J. A. (2018). The quality of life of children with severe developmental disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. doi: 10.1111/jir.12460

Robinson, S. Hastings, R. Pagavathsing, J., Weiss, J. A., & Lunsky, Y. (2018). Self-compassion and psychological distress in parents of young people and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 123(2), 164-175. doi: 10.1111/jar.12423