Jonathan A. Weiss, Ph.D. (York University), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, and a Clinical Psychologist. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at Surrey Place Centre (Toronto) and a post-doctoral fellowship in the Dual Diagnosis Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and was a fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
His 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.
Dr. Weiss research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (including the CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, as well as from non-Tri-Agency sources, including the Ontario Mental Health Foundation, Kids Brain Health Network, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. He currently holds the York Research Chair in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disability Mental Health.