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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.

What can research at Yale do for a child with autism?

Video by Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and Yale Autism Program


ASRC Walk for Autism

Help us celebrate the 25th year of Autism Services & Resources Connecticut (ASRC)!

Join us to learn more about research opportunities at the SANA Lab.

What: ASRC Walk & Festival for Autism

When: Sunday, May 22, 9:00am-1:30pm

Where: North Haven Fairgrounds

Visit us at the Yale Child Study Center table, under the tent.

Visit the event website for registration and additional information.

The Yale Autism Summer Institute is an annual symposium highlighting the latest advances in autism research and clinical care.

The Tom Ficklin Show: Championing Autism Awareness

The Tom Ficklin Radio Show, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI), and their AME Zion Church Cultural Ambassadors for Research at Yale, have launched a new partnership to raise awareness in the minority community on health promotion topics and how to access cutting-edge clinical research.

To kick off Autism Awareness Month on April 4, 2022, the Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program's principal investigator Dr. Katarzyna Chawarska along with clinical psychologists Dr. Kelly Powell and Dr. Mariana Torres-Viso joined with members of the Cultural Ambassadors to discuss the advances the team has made in autism research to aid children and families.

Video by WNHH Community Radio / New Haven Independent