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Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (Yale SANA Program)

Work in our lab is focused on early social and affective development of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities. We aim to discover biomarkers of social and emotional vulnerabilities and novel treatment targets in infancy and early childhood. Our highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research relies on integration of cutting edge clinical behavioral, neurophysiological, and imaging data in service of improving the lives of children living with complex developmental disorders.


Video Series: Successful Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism

This is a free, 20-part professional development video series targeted at anyone who interacts with a person with ASD in a learning environment. The videos cover a wide array of topics related to teaching students with autism, including the most relevant evidence-based practices along with immediately applicable information.

The videos can be found on the SCSU CEASD website:

SCSU Science of Autism Series

All Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Science of Autism sessions are scheduled from 9:00-10:00am Eastern, presented monthly from October through December. Registration is required:

Friday, October 8, 2021

Title: "Applying Evidence-Based Approaches Internationally"
Speaker: Dimitris Dimitriou, MD, PhD

Friday, November 19, 2021

Title: "The Changing Face of Autism: New Perspectives on Outcomes"
Speaker: Fred Volkmar, MD

Friday, December 3, 2021

Title: "A Global Perspective on Autism and Its Treatment Across Geographical and Cultural Contexts"
Speaker: Giacomo Vivanti, PhD

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