Jonathan Weiss

Associate Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

Behavioural Science - BSB
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 55891

Email address(es):

jonweiss@yorku.ca

Web site(s):

Lab website: Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health lab
Chair website
Chair blog
Research Gate Page
Google Scholar Page

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology

Degrees

PhD - 2007
York University
Toronto

Biography

Dr. Weiss is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. 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 research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.He holds the CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research.

Selected Publications

* Students in italics



Weiss, J. A., Tajik-Parvinchi, D., Maughan, A., & Lake, J. (Online First). Family wellness in intellectual and developmental disabilities: A balanced approach. Current Developmental Disorders Report.  doi: 10.1007/s40474-018-0145-2



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



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



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



Ryan, S., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Weiss, J. A. (Online First). Patterns of sport participation for youth with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. doi: 10.1111/jar.12414



Robinson, S., Fraser-Thomas, J., Balogh, R., Lunsky, Y., & Weiss, J. A. (2018). Individual and contextual correlates of highly active Special Olympics athletes. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 123(2), 164-175 doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-123.2.164.



Tint, A. & Weiss, J. A. (Online First). A qualitative study of the service experiences of women with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361317702561



Robinson, S., Hastings, R., Weiss, J. A., Pagavathsing, J., & 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



Ryan, S., Lai, J. K. Y., & Weiss, J. A. (2018). Mental health service use among youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 39(1), 20-27. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000500



Weiss, J. A., Isaacs, B., Diepstra, H., Wilton, A., Brown, H. K., Lunsky, Y. (2018). Health concerns and health service utilization in a population cohort of young adults with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(1), 36-44 doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3292-0



Maughan, A. & Weiss., J.A. (2017). Parental outcomes following participation in cognitive behavioural therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(10), 3166-3179. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3224-z



Tint, A., Palucka, A. M., Bradley, E., Weiss, J. A., & Lunsky, Y. (2017). Correlates of police involvement among adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 2639-2647. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3182-5



Tint, A., Weiss, J. A., & Lunsky, Y. (2017). Identifying the clinical needs and patterns of health service use of adolescent girls and women with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research, 10(9), 1558-1566. doi: 10.1002/aur.1806



Burnham Riosa, P., Chan, V., Maughan, A., Stables, V., Albaum, C. & Weiss, J. A. (2017). Remediating deficits or increasing strengths in autism spectrum disorder research: A content analysis. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1(3), 113-121. doi: 10.1007/s41252-017-0027-3



Lunsky, Y., Weiss., J., Paquette-Smith, M., Durbin, A., Tint, A., Palucka, A., & Bradley, E. (2017). Predictors of emergency department use by adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder: A prospective cohort study. British Medical Journal, 7(7), e017377. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017377



Lai, J. K. Y., & Weiss, J. A. (2017). Priority service needs and receipt across the lifespan with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Research, 10(8), 1436-1447. doi: 10.1002/aur.1786



Altomare, A., McCrimmon, A., Cappadocia, C., Weiss, J. A., Beran, T., & Smith-Demers, A. (2017). When push comes to shove: How are students with autism spectrum disorder coping with bullying? Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 32(3-4), 209-227. doi: 10.1177.0829573516683068



Lunsky, Y., Hastings, R., Weiss, J. A., Palucka, A., Hutton, S., & White, K. (2017). Comparative effects of mindfulness and support and information group interventions for parents of adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(6), 1769-1779. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3099-z



Hassan, M., Thomson, K. M., Khan, M., Burnham Riosa, P., & Weiss, J. A. (2017). Behavioral skills training for graduate students proving cognitive behaviour therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 17(2), 155-165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bar0000078



Vogan, V., Lake, J. K., Tint, A., Weiss, J. A., & Lunsky, Y. (2017). Tracking health care service use and the experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability: A longitudinal study of service rates, barriers and satisfaction. Disability and Health Journal, 10(2), 264-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.11.002



Tint, A., Thomson, K., & Weiss, J. A. (2017). A systematic literature review of psychosocial and physical correlates of Special Olympics participation among Individuals with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 61(4), 301-324. doi: 10.1111.jir.12295



Ting, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2017). Emotion regulation and parent co-regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(3), 680-689. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-3009-9



Tint, A., Maughan, A. L., & Weiss, J. A. (2017). Community participation of youth with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 6(2), 168-180. doi: 10.1111/jir.12311



Khanlou, N., Haque, N., Mustafa, N., Vazquez, L. M., Mantini, A., & Weiss, J. A. (2017). Access barriers to services by immigrant mothers of children with autism in Canada. International Journal of Mental Health Addiction. Open Access. doi: 10.1007/s11469-017-9732-4.



Weiss, J. A., Burnham Riosa, P., Robinson, S., Ryan, S., Tint, A., Viecili, M., MacMullin, J., & Shine, R. (2016). Understanding Special Olympics experiences from the athlete perspectives using photo-elicitation: A qualitative study. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 60(6), 583-593. doi: 10.1111/jar.12287



Weiss, J., Ting, V., & Perry, A. (2016). Psychosocial correlates of maladaptive behaviour and psychiatric diagnoses in youth with severe developmental disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(6), 583-593. doi: 10.1111/jir.12278



Robinson, S., Weiss, J. A., Lunsky, Y., & Ouellette-Kuntz, H. (2016). Informal support and burden among parents of adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 29(4), 356-365. doi: 10.1111/jar.12184



Weiss, J. A., Tint, A., Paquette-Smith, M., & Lunsky, Y. (2016). Perceived self-efficacy in parents of adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism, 20(4) 425-434.



Tint A., & Weiss, J. A. (2016). Family wellbeing of individuals with autism spectrum disorder: A scoping review. Autism, 20(3), 262-275. doi: 10.1177/1362361315586292



MacMullin, J., Lunsky, Y., & Weiss, J. A. (2016) Plugged in: Electronic use in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism, 20(1), 45-54. doi: 10.1177/1362361314566047



Weiss, J. A., Cappadocia, M. C., Tint, A., & Pepler, D. (2015). Bullying victimization, parenting stress, and anxiety among adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Research, 8(6), 727-737. doi: 10.1002/aur.1488



Fung, S., Lunsky, Y., & Weiss, J. A. (2015). Depression in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The role of ASD vulnerabilities and family – environmental stressors. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 8, 120-139. doi: 10.1080/19315864.2015.1017892



Thomson, K., Burnham-Riosa, P., & Weiss, J. A. (2015). Brief Report of preliminary outcomes of an emotion regulation intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder: The Secret Agent Society: Operation Regulation. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(11), 3487-3495. doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2446-1



Perry, A., Taheri, A., Ting, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2015). The GO4KIDDS Brief Adaptive Scale. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 28(6), 594-597. doi: 10.1111/jar.12143



Lunsky, Y., Paquette-Smith, M., Weiss, J. A., & Lee, J. (2015). Predictors of emergency service use in adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders living with family. Emergency Medical Journal, 32(10), 787-792. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2014-204015



Weiss, J. A., Viecili, M., & Bohr, Y. (2015). Parenting stress as a correlate of cognitive behavior therapy responsiveness in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and anxiety. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 30(3), 154-164. doi: 10.1177/1088357614547808



Weiss, J. A., & Burnham-Riosa, P. (2015). Thriving in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(8), 2474-2486. doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2412-y


Affiliations

Canadian Psychological Association

Ontario Psychological Association

International Society for Autism Research

International Society for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities

Service/Community Activities

Special Olympics Canada
Director on National Board

Awards

Ontario Mental Health Foundation New Investigator Fellowship - 2010

CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research - 2012

Faculty of Health Award for Excellence in Research, Early Career - 2013

Canadian Psychological Association President’s New Researcher Award - 2011

York University Research Leadership Award - 2013

University of British Columbia Summer Scholar - 2017

York University Research Leadership Award - 2017

York Research Chair in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disability Mental Health - 2017

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

Dr. Weiss' research focuses on the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in people with autism spectrum disorders and/or intellectual disabilities across the lifespan.  He conducts studies into how people with developmental disabilities access mental health care in Ontario, and is interested in their health service needs, their emergency service use, and their experiences of psychiatric crisis. Families play a critical role in the health of people with developmental disabilities by providing them with care and enabling their access to health services, and he is currently focused on learning about the experience of family caregivers. 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 cognitive-behavioural and social skill interventions to promote resilience and improve the mental health of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):

CV of Jonathan Weiss