The Technology and Innovation Laboratory (TIL)

The Technology and Innovation Laboratory (TIL) is dedicated to using, advancing, and developing everyday technologies for improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. As part of the Yale Child Study Center and the Yale Autism Program, our work focuses on both theoretical and applied advances that will help disconnected individuals to connect with others. Our mission is to bring radical, state-of-the-art, transformative technologies into everyday use in order to improve diagnostic precision, advance novel therapies, and to better understand mechanisms of change throughout the lifespan of an individual.

Frederick Shic

Director, Technology and Innovation Laboratory

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Computer Science
Director, Technology and Innovation Laboratory (TIL)
Co-Director, Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory (YESCog)

Research Interests:Autism; Eye-tracking; Gaze-contingent technology; Magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Galvanic skin response; Electrodermal activity; Augmentative and alternative communication

    Katarzyna Chawarska

    Associate Professor in the Child Study Center and of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
    Director, Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic

    Research Interests:Social, cognitive, and emotional development of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental disorders; Eye tracking research of visual attention; Early predictors of outcome; Prodromal features of ASD in infancy; Development of infants at risk for ASD due to genetic factors; Treatment of young children with ASD; Somatic growth patterns in ASD; Autism

    Clinical Interests:Early diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    • Office:(203) 764-5931
    • Appt:(203) 764-5933

    Elizabeth S. Kim

    Postdoctoral Associate in the Child Study Center

    • Office:(203) 737-4526
    • Lab:(203) 737-6986

    So Hyun "Sophy" Kim

    Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

      Megan Lyons

      Clinical Instructor in the Child Study Center (Social Work)
      Speech and Language Pathologist

        Suzanne L Macari

        Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

          Elizabeth Schoen Simmons

          Speech and Language Pathologist

          Clinical Interests:autism spectrum disorder; speech development; pragmatic language

            Nita Vaswani

            Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics