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Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA)

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?

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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, New Haven Independent

Autism Center of Excellence (ACE)

Yale’s Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Program aims to advance understanding of early neurodevelopment of children affected by autism.