Yale Autism Program

The Autism Program at Yale is an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scholars dedicated to providing comprehensive clinical services to children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. We are also one of the leading research centers in the world and were recently recognized as a National Institutes of Health Autism Center of Excellence. Our program involves infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school-age children, as well as young adults (18-21 years) with autism and related disorders and integrates highly experienced professionals from the fields of clinical psychology, neuropsychology and neuroimaging, child psychiatry, speech-language pathology, social work, genetics and the biological sciences, as well as psychopharmacology and psychiatric nursing. Our clinical and research activities are located in the Child Study Center at Yale University, School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Official Yale College program and course information is available at the Yale College Programs of Study

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Director's Welcome

Fred Volkmar holding book

Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.

Welcome to the Autism Program at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Our core mission is to advance the best science of clinical care for individuals with autism and their families. Our clinical services include evaluations, treatment and capacity-building consultations to schools and the community at large. Our research covers a wide range of clinical and basic science projects, from gene-finding to access to community services.

Autism Seminar


We are thrilled to announce that the Yale undergraduate Autism Seminar taught here at the CSC is now available online! Visit http://autism.yale.edu to view The Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders, the United States' first undergraduate course devoted to understanding autism and developmental disorders.

The Initiative for Girls and Women with ASDs enters its second year! Click here to learn all about us!!