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 webinar, which will take place on August 25th at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Dr. Roger Jou will provide a framework for understanding and contributing to what will be important to improving quality of life across the spectrum and lifespan.
Who is Roger Jou?
Roger J. Jou, M.D., Ph.D., 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.