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

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

Dr. Fred Volkmar
  • 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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