Mental Health & Thriving in People with ASD
Presenter: Jonathan Weiss, PhD
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 30 2016 9:15am - 12:00pm
Room: John Bassett Theatre
Thriving is an important but almost unused term when we think of treatment and care in the ASD field, which is largely focused on problem behaviours and addressing deficits. This presentation focusses on a framework to promote positive outcomes in youth with ASD, by focusing on theories of positive youth development and resilience.
1. Learn about underlying bio-psychosocial risk factors for mental health problems in people with ASD
2. Approach the notion of mental health through a framework of thriving and positive youth development
3. Identify programs and resources that promote mental health across the life course and the spectrum