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
How Your Help Can Fund the Next Discovery in Women's Health Research
If the challenges of the past year have taught us anything, it is that we must continue working to understand all that we can about health and disease. And when it comes to sex and gender, we should not wait for the next crisis before addressing these critical components of our health.
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