Brain connectivity increases as children with Tourette Syndrome suppress their tics
The neurodevelopmental disorder Tourette Syndrome is most synonymous with verbal or physical outbursts. Doctors usually refer to these occurrences as “tics,” and most Tourette patients are able to suppress or stop themselves from acting out their tics for a certain period of time before the urge becomes too great. Now, a new study is uncovering the neurological machinations occurring while a Tourette patient suppresses their tics.Source: Study Finds
In Conversation: Volkmar on Supporting Children with Developmental Disorders During COVID-19
Departure from routine can be especially hard for children with developmental disorders, and the changes to daily life wrought by the pandemic pose an extra challenge for them and for their families.Source: YaleNews
Yale Medicine Inaugurates Distinguished Clinical Career Award
The new Yale Medicine Distinguished Clinical Career Award was created this year to recognize and honor the careers of physicians marked by significant accomplishments, exemplary dedication, and important contributions in advancing Yale Medicine, the overall medical profession, and the community.
Youth on the Autism Spectrum: Jobs, College, and Beyond
A full day of presentations and workshops at Southern Connecticut State University, sponsored by the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorder at Southern and Yale's NIH Autism Center of Excellence. Morning speakers will focus on vocational options and college programs. Afternoon workshops will concentrate on transitioning to jobs and educational and vocational planning, with practical information to access resources and supports for success.
How autism may stem from problems with prediction
A ‘predictive coding’ theory of autism suggests that many of the condition’s hallmark traits occur when sensory input overrides expectation in the brain. Yale researchers, Katarzyna Chawarska, James McPartland and Philip Corlett, are featured.Source: Spectrum
College students with autism have high rate of suicidal thoughts
Over the next decade, about 247,000 young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are expected to enroll in universities, colleges, or technical/vocational schools. Because post-secondary education is expected to present new challenges to individuals with ASD, new scholarship is being conducted to assess how ready post-secondary education is to serve a larger population with ASD.
Multicenter Trial Management Unit Expands the Scope of Research at Yale
In the past, Yale investigators who led multicenter trials had to put together ad hoc study teams, relying on unconnected siloed services to carry out their research. At the end of these trials, these teams, which had compiled so much experience and knowledge, disbanded and their knowledge was lost. This system was inefficient and put Yale at a disadvantage when competing with other institutions for grants for multicenter studies.
Yale launches five-year study of origins of autism
Yale researchers will study the development of functional brain connectivity during late pregnancy to early adolescence thanks to a five-year, $12.4 million grant from Autism Centers of Excellence Program, part of efforts by the National Institutes of Health to understand the origins of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Yale study: Social media boosts friendship quality in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
A study by Yale Department of Psychiatry and Yale Child Study Center researchers found that adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) derive high friendship quality through their use of social media