Therapeutic Photography and Positive Well-Being In Autistic People 

Researchers at York University (Supervised by Dr. Jonathan Weiss, DDMH Lab) are currently recruiting participants for a new study examining positive wellbeing among autistic young adults engaged in a therapeutic photography intervention. Participants must have adequate communication skills (in either verbal or written form) and need to be interested in taking pictures. Participants must be able to attend two visits at York University to complete pre- and post-intervention measurements and commit to 4 weeks of photo-taking and weekly reflective journalling.

Dr Jonathan Weiss, C.Psych

Who can participate: 
We are seeking autistic people ages 16-25 years to participate in this study. Support persons can provide assistance with participation, if needed.

What’s involved: 
Participants will engage in four weeks of therapeutic photography, taking pictures of environments that contribute to their well-being, and journalling/speaking about why they took those photos with our research team. They will also visit York University twice to complete questionnaires about their mental health, and to have their resting heart rate and breathing measured.

Participants will recieve a $200 gift certificate per visit to York University.

Interested in participating:  
If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please email