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FROM DEFICITS TO DIFFERENCES: UNDERSTANDING MECHANISMS OF SOCIAL DISABILITY IN AUTISM
February 18 @ 12:00 pm CST
Dr. Noah J. Sasson
Video Training: FROM DEFICITS TO DIFFERENCES: UNDERSTANDING MECHANISMS OF SOCIAL DISABILITY IN AUTISM
Dr, Sasson studies mechanisms of social disability in autism. Historically, his work has focused on social cognition, which refers to the perception, processing, and interpretation of social information. More recently, his research is highlighting extrinsic mechanisms of social disability in autism, including the perceptions, biases, and behavior of non-autistic people that contribute to poor social and functional outcomes for autistic adults. His current work examines differences in social communication in autistic and non-autistic people that contribute to bi-directional breakdowns in understanding.
Dr. Sasson earned his bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Franklin and Marshall College and his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of North Carolina. He completed post-doctoral positions at the University of North Carolina and the University of Pennsylvania and is currently Professor of Psychology in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he leads the Social Cognition and Interaction Lab and teaches courses in Psychology.
Online Video Training, Handout, and CPE Certificate available February 18, 2022, at 12 pm CST.