Date Published: October 19, 2022
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Lerner introduces the Usual Care for Autism Survey (UCAS) Study – the largest study to date in the United States to examine what providers who serve and support autistic individuals are actually doing, and what they believe is most effective. Dr. Lerner discusses the value of leveraging community-engaged participatory research and dissemination/implementation research for autism, and for most effectively aligning the science, practice, and goals of the autism community.
Who is Matthew Lerner?
Matthew D. Lerner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology Psychiatry, & Pediatrics in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. He is a co-Founder and Research Director of the Stony Brook Autism Initiative, and Co-Director of the Stony Brook LEND Center. Dr. Lerner’s research focuses on understanding emergence and “real world” implications of social challenges in children and adolescents, especially those with autism, as well as development, evaluation, and dissemination of novel, evidence-based approaches for ameliorating those problems. In addition to being a SFARI Investigator focusing on assessment of social cognition, perception, and behavior, Dr. Lerner is one of the PIs of the Usual Care for Autism Survey (UCAS) Study. Through this work, he has sought to examine patterns of implementation of practices to support youth with autism to support dissemination of more humane and effective care nationwide.