What is ACE?
Yale’s Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Program aims to advance understanding of early neurodevelopment of children affected by autism.
The Yale ACE aims to:
- identify neural signatures of ASD and evaluate their relevance to prediction of outcomes and response to intervention during prenatal, neonatal, and school-age period
- identify sex-linked risk and protective factors in ASD
- conduct an efficacy trial of a novel intervention targeting an early attentional marker of autism
- examine cellular, molecular, and brain mechanisms in pairs of siblings concordant and discordant for ASD to isolate risk and protective factors for ASD
Results from the combined projects have the potential to identify novel diagnostic and prognostic markers, identify risk and protective mechanisms, and clarify neural bases of sex differences in ASD.
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: https://www.southernct.edu/asd-center/services/training
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: http://bit.ly/science-of-autism.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Speaker: Dimitris Dimitriou, MD, PhD
Friday, November 19, 2021Title: "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
For questions, email ASD-Center@SouthernCT.edu.
- On May 21, 2021, James McPartland, PhD presented "Developing Biomarkers to Improve Clinical Research in Autism" as part of the Yale Child Study Center and SCSU Science of Autism Series (link to flyer).
- On December 4, 2020, Kasia Chawarska, PhD and Suzanne Macari, PhD presented "Do Puppets Hold Special Interest for Children with Autism?" as part of the Yale Child Study Center and SCSU Science of Autism Series (link to flyer).
- On November 7, 2020, Kelly Powell, PhD presented on "Coping During the Pandemic" at the ASRC Virtual Autism Resource Fair.
- On January 21, 2020, we hosted "Filling Your Own Cup First: Responding to the Emotions and Stressors of Parenting a Child with Special Needs."
More information can be found on the flyer
- On October 27, 2019, we co-hosted a conference with Southern State University called Youth on the Spectrum: Jobs, College, and Beyond.
Learn about the conference and view the presentations here.