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Yale Autism Summer Institute 2022

July 26, 27, 28

Presented by: Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program Autism Center of Excellence

The 2022 Yale Autism Summer Institute is a symposium focused on current research and clinical practices in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.

The Summer Institute is a live, hybrid event that will take place both in person at the Cohen Auditorium in the Yale Child Study Center (230 South Frontage Road, New Haven, CT) and via Zoom. Attendance is free of charge and is open to researchers, clinicians, service providers, and families. Students, postdoctoral associates, and trainees at all levels are welcome to attend.

Presentations will cover stakeholder perspectives on autism and autism services, trauma in neurodiverse children, prenatal and neonatal brain development, and co-occurring conditions in children and adults with autism. Speakers include Yale faculty from the Child Study Center and the departments of Pediatrics, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, and Statistics and Data Science, as well as staff from the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and a parent of a child with autism.

Schedule

Tuesday, July 26
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 28
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presenters

Dannika Avent, MAIOP, MSID

Kasia Chawarska, PhD

Sabrina Crowe, MS, CCC/SLP

Christine Cukar-Capizzi, PsyD, BCBA

Thomas Fernandez, MD

Kathryn Giuseppone, PhD

Megan Goslin, PhD

Koleen Kerski, MS, OTR/L

Laura Ment, MD

Chelsea Morgan, PsyD

Dustin Scheinost, PhD

Denis Sukhodolsky, PhD

Mariana Torres-Viso, PsyD, BCBA

Sherab Tsheringla, MD

Angelina Vernetti, PhD

Agenda

Panel I: Welcome and Introduction - Stakeholder Perspectives on Early Autism

Tuesday morning, July 26, 2022

10:00 – 10:15

Yale Autism Center of Excellence: Welcome and Introduction

Kasia Chawarska, PhD

Emily Fraser Beede Professor in the Yale Child Study Center, Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Statistics and Data Science; Director, Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program

10:15 – 10:45

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Toddlers and Young Children

Chelsea Morgan, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center

10:45 – 11:45

CT Birth to 3 supports in the home & community: What do they look like and why?

Koleen Kerski, MS, OTR/L

Personnel & Development

Office of Early Childhood, CT Birth to Three System


Sabrina Crowe, MS, CCC/SLP

Education & Outreach, ICC Staff Support, Child Find

Office of Early Childhood, CT Birth to Three System

11:45 – 12:15

Autism Diagnosis - A Parent’s Perspective

Dannika Kemp Avent, MAIOP, MSID

Yale University Alumni Affairs & Development, Associate Director, Learning & Development and DEI and Belonging Liaison

Panel II: Addressing Trauma in ASD

Wednesday morning, July 27, 2022

10:00 – 10:30

Trauma informed education and support

Mariana Torres-Viso, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Child Study Center

10:30 – 11:30

Trauma and neurodiversity: Considerations for acute, peritraumatic, and longer-term treatments

Kathryn Giuseppone, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Child Study Center


Megan Goslin, PhD

Associate Research Scientist at the Child Study Center

Panel III: Advances in Neuroimaging

Wednesday afternoon, July 27, 2022

1:00 – 1:30

Connectome-based prediction of social abilities in transdiagnostic samples

Dustin Scheinost, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Engineering, Statistics & Data Science, and at the Yale Child Study Center

1:30 – 2:00

Social attention during face-to-face interactions as a new outcome measure in autism

Angelina Vernetti, PhD

Associate Research Scientist at the Child Study Center

2:00 – 2:30

Neural Networks in the Developing Brain: Establishing Baseline Data

Laura Ment, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology and Associate Dean for Admissions

2:30 – 3:00

Functional brain connectivity in neonates and its links with later outcomes

Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD

Emily Fraser Beede Professor in the Yale Child Study Center, Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Statistics and Data Science; Director, Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program

Panel IV: Associated Behaviors in Autism

Thursday morning, July 28, 2022

11:00 – 11:30

Irritability in ASD

Denis Sukhodolsky, PhD

Associate Professor in the Child Study Center

11:30 – 12:00

Modulating the brain with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Autism

Sherab Tsheringla, MD

Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Hilibrand Autism Research Fellow, Yale Child Study Center

12:00 – 12:30

Stereotypic behaviors in autism and typically developing children

Thomas Fernandez, MD

Associate Professor in the Child Study Center and in Psychiatry

12:30 – 1:00

Decreasing Challenging Behaviors in children with ASD by Using Functionally Equivalent Replacement Behaviors

Christine Cukar-Capizzi, PsyD, BCBA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Child Study Center