Finding Your Way Through the Healthcare Maze: Lessons From Research on Health Services and ASD
This webinar will explore what happens when individuals with ASD are in crisis and have to visit their hospital emergency department. What leads to these visits, how can they be prevented, and what can we do to be better prepared when they happen? Ontario's health care access research in developmental disabilities program has been studying these issues and working closely with hospitals, families, and policy makers to develop solutions. Please join us to learn more about ways to be better prepared in emergency situations.
Presenter: Yona Lunsky, Ph.D., C.Psych
Yona Lunsky, Ph.D., C.Psych is the director of the Healthcare Access Research in Disabilities Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She has received her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the Ohio State University, specializing in the area of dual diagnosis, followed by a two year postdoctoral fellowship in Toronto. She has written 100 research papers relating to developmental disabilities and health.