Relational Mechanisms of Social Disability in Autism (Presented by NJACE)

Autistic adults without intellectual disability often have poor social and functional outcomes. Traditional deficit-models of autism have largely focused on describing and treating the neurological, cognitive, or behavioral differences that characterize autism, but social interaction by its very nature is relational, and new research in our lab is examining how social interaction difficulties in autism might be better understood as emerging interpersonally rather than individually.


This talk will detail a series of studies from my group demonstrating the benefit of implementing more ecological assessments of autistic social abilities and describe how differences in the social preferences, expectations, communications styles between autistic and non-autistic people may contribute to social disability in autism.

Speaker: Dr. Noah Sasson, Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas

To join this webinar, please visit the NJACE YouTube Channel

This webinar is presented by NJ Autism Center of Excellence.