News

2013

  • Brain stem grows differently in boys with autism Read the full SFARI Article on Dr. Antonio Hardan and Yale's Dr. Roger Jou's research!
  • Dr. Kevin Pelphrey speaks about Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) at this year's IMFAR Conference. To read the SFARI article on the successes of PRT at the Yale Autism Program, Click Here!
  • Adult Virtual Reality-Social Cognition Training (VR-SCT) Study! To learn more and see if you are eligible, click here!
  • The Yale Autism Program will have 11 Oral Presentations and 19 Poster Presentations at this year's IMFAR (International Meeting for Autism Research) on May 2-4th in San Sebastian, Spain. Click here for a list of presentations and authors.
  • March 15th & 16th: Yale Clinician Kathy Koenig, M.S.N. will be speaking on the Unique Challenges of Girls on the Spectrum at the 23rd Annual Northeast Regional Conference on Autism at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.
  • SEPTA Event: Plan Your Response for an Autism Emergency! April 10, 2013 Stratford, CT. To learn more about this event, click here!
  • Coming Soon: Pivotal Response Training (PRT) for Adolescents and Adults! Keep checking in to learn more! 
  • Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jamie McPartland, who has been elected Treasurer of the International Society for Autism Research!
  • Yale researchers spot attention deficits in babies who later develop autism. Read the full article Here...
  • Join us in congratulating Dr. James McPartland for being selected as an Award Recipient for the Robert E. Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust Awards Program in Clinical Research. This work is a collaboration between Dr. Adam Naples and himself to investigate an electrophysiological marker of gaze sensitivity in autism.
  • NEW TREATMENT STUDY! Learn more about the Yale Autism Program's Pivotal Response Training (PRT)!
  • Autism Speaks has added Kathy Koenig's book Practical Social Skills for Autism Spectrum Disorders to their online resource library in the "social skills/ other interventions" section. Visit Autism Speaks full online resource library here...
  • Dr. Pelphrey talks about the new project to explore the root of Autism in girls. Read full article here.
  • Early treatment sparks striking brain changes in autism! Read about how PRT (pivotal response treatment) at the Yale Autism Program is showing 'significant improvements" among participants! To download the paper click here.
  • Read the New Haven Register Article interviewing Dr. Kevin Pelphrey and Dr. James McPartland about their new grant for a 5 year study on autism in females. Read Article Here...
  • Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, Dr. James McPartland, Dr. Matthew State and Dr. Abha Gupta for receiving a 2012 Autism Center of Excellence Network Grant concentrating on ASD in females, specifically focusing on genes, brain function and behavior throughout childhood and adolescence. Read more here...
  • Kathy Koenig, MSN, Associate Research Scientist and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry, book Practical Social Skills for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Designing Child Specific Interventions has been featured on CACPT's Website.

2012

  • Dr. Flora Vaccarino's new research findings allay fears about usefulness of induced stem cells. Read the article on SFARI Here...
  • Click Here to read the Fall 2012 LDCD Camp & Club Newsletter to find out what's going on in the Laboratory of Developmental Communication Disorders!
  • NEW DATE: Kathy Koenig, MSN, Associate Research Scientist and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry will be in Madison, CT at RJ Julia Booksellers discussing her recently published book Practical Social Skills for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Designing Child Specific Interventions, NEW DATE 12/12/12 at 7pm! Thank you! For event details please click here...
  • Read about Dr. Kevin Pelphrey and Dr. Ilanit Gordan's preliminary findings with Oxytocin and the social brain on theSFARI website
  • Adults on the spectrum between 18-25 years old can participate in a pilot EEG Study! Click here to learn more!
  • Be sure to watch Dr. Kevin Pelphrey on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 article and video link here!
  • Read about Dr. Kevin Pelphrey and how his family helps motivate his research in USA Today! Click here to read the full article!
  • Dr. Fred Volkmar is featured in USA Today talking about France's view and treatment of individuals with Autism. To read the article, Click Here. 
  • Yale Autism Program Researchers Ilanit Gordon and Kevin Pelphrey presented their work on Oxytocin and the Autistic Brain at this year's IMFAR. Read more about their research in this Yale News Article

     

  • Yale Child Study Center professor James McPartland, Ph.D is currently featured on the National Institute of Health's New Feed!  Dr. McPartland explains why a wide autism spectrum may explain this surge and how new diagnosis criteria from the American Psychiatric Association, might change the way the disorder is defined. To watch the direct video, click here.
  • Kathy Koenig, MSN, Associate Research Scientist and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry has recently published a book Practical Social Skills for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Designing Child Specific Interventions, published by Norton. The book presents the state of the art research on what intervention methods are effective in helping children develop new social behaviors that will generalize to multiple settings. Most importantly, the book guides the professional in assessing the social strengths and weaknesses of the child so that intervention is customized to the individual child. The book can be purchased Here...
  • Moving On: Preparing Students with Autism, Asperger’s, and Learning Differences for College. This conference is a day long workshop for high school students, parents, teachers and others. Sunday, April 22, 2012! To learn more, Click Here.
  • Pamela Ventola, Ph.D. and Celine Saulnier, Ph.D. recently wrote a book titled Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment) written for mental health practitioners and is currently available here. This book addresses the main domains of assessment, defines the purpose of the assessment, and suggests test instruments, equipping mental health practitioners with all the information they need to utilize the varied assessments frequently employed in an autism evaluation.
  • Exploring Artism: A Program for families at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Saturday April 14th, 10:30am-noon. More details here.
  • Yale Child Study Center director Fred Volkmar, M.D., along with CSC colleagues Brian Reichow, Ph.D. and James McPartland, Ph.D. recently conducted a study citing the potential repercussions of the DSM-5's revised definition of Autism. Read the full article Autism redefined: Yale researchers study impact of proposed diagnostic criteria
  • The Yale Child Study Center Autism Program's 11th Annual Summer Institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders was held on July 25-27th. Click here to see more. View the seminar's brochure here.
  • The Yale Autism Program had 14 Oral Presentations and 21 Poster Presentations at this year's IMFAR (International Meeting for Autism Research) May 17-19th in Toronto, Canada. Click Here for a list of Presentations and Authors.
  • Dr. Pelphrey will be on WOR Radio's "The Joan Hamburg Show" April 10th at 12:35pm talking about his research! Listen Live
  • Learn more about theAutism Awareness Week activities here at Yale! 
  • Rhea Paul, Ph. D. Prof. and Director of the Communication Disorders section of the Yale Child Study Center's Autism Research Program will be a speaker at the Haskins Training Institute Conference "Speech-Sound Disorders in Childhood: Early Indicators and Interventions" on Friday, March 16th in the Haskins Main Auditorium Yale Medical School. Register by March 9th. More here...
  • Congratulations to Martha Kaiser, Ph.D., Adam Naples, Ph.D. and Dan Campbell Ph.D. Autism Speaks awarded Dr. Kaiser with a Basic & Clinical Grant for her work examining very early development of the social brain utilizing functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in a prospective, longitudinal study of infants at high risk for developing autism. Dr. Naples and Dr. Campbell received Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Autism Research From Autism Speaks. Naples for his work on concurrent eye movement and electrical brain activity (EEG), studying responses during simulated reciprocal social interactions, and Campbell for his work expanding the development of novel techniques for predicting diagnostic outcome. Read more...
  • Adult Social Skills Group forming now! Click here to learn more and how you can join this group!
  • Read about the research done by Roger Jou, M.D., Natasa Mateljevic, Martha Kaiser, Ph.D., Dan Sugrue, Fred Volkmar, Ph.D., and Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D. on neural endophenotypes of autism at the Yale Child Neuroscience Laboratory featured in the SFARI article, Cognition and behavior: Autism brains have abnormal links
  • A Recent study by Dr. James McPartland shows that processing delays in autism are specific to social information. Read more on the Yale Developmental Electrophysiology Laboratory's research Here...
  • Learn more about our Regression Study! Click Here...
  • Learn more about our NEW Oxytocin Study! Click here...
  • Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience - Application deadline: March 9, 2012. Learn more and apply now.
  • The laboratories of Dr. Linda Mayes and Kevin Pelphrey have joined forces to conduct cutting edge research on autism as featured on the SFARI website. The research was led by Associate Research Scientist, Michael Crowley and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Student, Danielle Bolling.

2011

  • Read Drs. Martha Kaiser & Kevin Pelphrey's paper on Disrupted Action Perception in Autism. Read More...
  • The Yale Autism Program will have 7 Presentations and 39 Posters at this year's IMFAR. Read More... 
  • Dr. Kevin Pelphrey has been elected Treasurer of the International Society for Autism Research!
  • The Child Neuroscience Lab's work was featured by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee as one of the Top 20 Advances in the Field of Autism in 2010. Read More...
  • Drs James McPartland and Kevin Pelphrey will be speaking at the 2011 CSHL Workshop on Autism Spectrum Disorders in Cold Spring Harbor, NY June 8 - 14, 2011
  • Dr. Kevin Pelphrey is a 2011 INSAR Board of Director Nominee! Read more here!
  • Dr. Kevin Pelphrey and Temple Grandin on WNPR to listen click here...
  • The Child Neuroscience Laboratory's work on the Autistic Brain makes the NIMH's Top 10 Research Events and Advances of 2010 Read more...
  • Yale Autism Program's Martha Dye, Keynote Speaker at 16th Annual Black Heritage Celebration More...
  • Learn more about new Sibling Research being conducted at Yale by Drs. Martha Kaiser and Kevin Pelphrey
  • Drs. Martha Kaiser, Kevin Pelphrey and their colleagues paper, "Neural signatures in autism," can be found on the PNAS website. Articles on Dr. Kaiser's paper can be found at Guardian.co.uk and Yale
  • Read the recent SFARI article "Cognition and behavior: Individuals with autism not tuned in to human motion."  

2010

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment , by Drs. Kasia Chawarska , Ami Klin , Fred Volkmar , and Michael Powers is now available. Visit amazon.com to order this edition.
  • At this year's International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Autism Program researchers had their largest number of scientific presentations to date. . The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) highlighted a neuroimaging study by Dr. Kevin Pelphrey's group and a blinking study by Sarah Shultz, a graduate student under Dr. Ami Klin
  • Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Director of the Yale Child Study Center's Laboratory of Development Communication Disorders, and her co-authors received the Slifka/Ritvo Innovation Award from the International Society for Autism Research.
  • Dr. Rhea Paul appeared on NPR, discussing the topic 'Infants Recognize Voices, Emotions By 7 Months.' Visit the NPR page to listen to her talk.
  • Guiding Eyes presented their work at the Yale Child Study Center on January 15th. They have introduced a program in which its world-renowned dogs are trained to provide safety for children with autism. Visit http://www.guidingeyes.org/autism to learn more about their program.
  • Dr. Kevin Pelphrey recently appeared on the Charlie Rose Brain Series Episode Four.
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  • Dr. Fred Volkmar and his wife Dr. Lisa Wiesner recently wrote a book titled A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family Member, and Teacher Needs to Know , written specifically for parents, family members, and teachers this book is designed to provide easy access, reliable information on the range of issues relevant to autism and related disorders.
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  • Drs. Ami Klin and Warren Jones appeared on January 4, 2010 in the PBS series "This Emotional Life."

2009

  • An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All - Wired Magazine, October 19, 2009
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  • In Yale Autism Research, the Eyes Have It - Medicine @ Yale, September/October 2009
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  • Making Sense of Autism - Medicine @Yale, September/October 2009 more…
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  • Dr. Ami Klin appointed Harris Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry - July 17, 2009
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  • Warren Jones and Ami Klin were the highlighted authors in the May 14, 2009 issue of Nature, (issue 459, 2009)
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  • Two-year-olds with autism orient to non-social contingencies rather than biological motion - Nature, (issue 459, 2009)
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  • Yale Researchers Discover Mechanism for Social Development That is Absent in Autistic Children - Yale University Office of Public Affairs, March 30, 2009
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2008

  • In Focus: Yale Child Study Center: Cutting Edge research is fueling new treatments for children at this 'one-of-a-kind place' - Yale Bulletin & Calendar, April 4, 2008
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2007

  • Big Bucks for Autism Research - Nature, November 2007
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2005

  • Contra o autismo da sociedade - Gazeta Do Povo, July 10, 2005
  • When Does Autism Start? Newsweek, February 28, 2005
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2004

  • Mapping the Social Mind - Yale Medicine, Summer 2004
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  • Lifting the Veils of Autism, One by One by One - New York Times, February 2004
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2003

  • NAAR Funding Played Key Role in Yale STAART Grant - NAARRATIVE, Spring 2003
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2002

  • $11 Million Grant to fund center's work on Autism - Yale Bulletin & Calendar, November 15, 2002
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  • Inside Autism - Yale Alumni Magazine, November 2002

  • Experiment Offers Look Through Eyes of Autism - New York Times, June 11, 2002
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2001

  • New Hints Into the Biological Basis of Autism - Science, October 5, 2001
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  • Random Samples - Science, May 4, 2001
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2000

  • Atomphysik im Kindergarten - Spiegel Online, October 23, 2000
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  • Understanding Autism - Newsweek, July 31, 2000
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  • The Little Professor Syndrome - New York Times Magazine, June 18, 2000
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1999

  • Endowed Professorships, Yale Bulletin & Calendar, May-June, 1999
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1998

  • Asperger Syndrome: Autism's Shadow - Newsweek, January 28, 1998

1997

  • My Coding Just Flies - Computerworld, April 14, 1997
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