Webinar: The Developing Social Landscape of Adult Autism
Date Published: August 27, 2021
While support and transition services continue to develop for the adult autism community, the social landscape is also developing and becoming increasingly diverse and complex. Development has been driven by various stakeholders, ranging from grassroots to professional communities or some combination of these. In this recorded webinar, Dr. Roger Jou discusses how the social landscape for the adult autism community is changing.
Who is Roger Jou?
Roger J. Jou, MD, PhD, MPH, is a psychiatrist and researcher who specializes in autism across the lifespan, working exclusively with children, adolescents, and adults on the autism spectrum. He routinely conducts psychiatric evaluations/consultations and provides ongoing clinical care in the form of pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, counseling, and mentoring.
Jou favors multiple simultaneous approaches to intervention involving interactions beyond the traditional dyad. To this end, he has developed and incorporated a free online community and resource called Project CASY (Community Autism Socials at Yale), providing social-recreation, education, and support groups for the Connecticut autism community. With over 15 years of autism-related experience, he has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Learn about Community Autism Socials at Yale (CASY)
- Read about the conflict between some autistic adults and parents