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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.


Yale Child Study Center and SCSU Science of Autism Series

All sessions are held virtually on Fridays from 9:00am-10:00am. Register at no charge at For questions, please email

  • Friday, January 29, 2021: Laura Grofer Klinger, PhD - "Transitioning to Post-Secondary Education and Employment"
  • Friday, February 19, 2021: Lauren Tucker, EdD - "Uses for Assistive Technology During COVID-19"
  • Friday, March 5, 2021: Susan W. White, PhD, ABPP - "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth with Autism"
  • Friday, May 21, 2021: James McPartland, PhD - "Developing Biomarkers to Improve Clinical Research in Autism"

World Autism Day

Autism Awareness in Africa in China: Life Saving Awareness in the COVID 19 Era

Produced and hosted by Dr. Ugoji Adanma Eze, Esq, CEO and Founder of Renew Our Earth

Co-hosted by Frank Liu, Chairman and Founder of World Harmony Organization

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When: Friday, April 9, 2021 9:30am-11:00am

Zoom Link:

SIT for Autism Training

SIT for Autism

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center and Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders is pleased to offer a training for short term child care providers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

This is a free virtual training, and a digital Sit Kit containing support materials will be given to all participants.

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:00pm-8:00pm

Register online for the SIT for Autism training.

CEASD Virtual Conference: Navigating Transition Pathways

Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders is hosting a virtual conference on transition to assist families and school personnel with meeting the diverse transition needs of individuals with ASD in our state. Registration is free and open to the public. Register online at no charge.

When: April 30, 2021 8:45am-1:00pm

Keynote: A panel of representatives from state agencies to discuss secondary transition and available resources.

Breakout Sessions: Participants will take part in 2 breakout sessions, topics will include Recreation: Building Recreation Opportunities, IEP Transition Planning, Vocational Services, and Transition to College.

Family Panel: A chance for families to share their experience and answer questions.

Direct link to registration:

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:

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