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ACE Autism Summer Institute

Presented Virtually - July 13, 14, & 16, 2021

The Autism Program at the Child Study Center, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scholars at one of the leading research centers in the world, offers a series of symposia covering current research and clinical topics in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Highlighting our NIH-funded Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) research program Understanding Neurodevelopment in Autism, presentations will include updates on our studies of prenatal and neonatal brain development, cellular mechanisms underlying the development of autism, and a new attention training protocol for toddlers with autism. Faculty and staff will focus on updates and current clinical work including ASD in infancy, progress in biomarker development, early diagnosis of ASD, navigating school-based services, supporting families, and intervention for social skills, depression, and anxiety.

The virtual Summer Institute Series is free of charge and is open to the scientific and clinical communities, service providers, and families. Students, postdoctoral associates, and trainees at all levels are welcomed.

Registration is required. Zoom links to sessions will be sent via email to registered attendees.

Schedule

View the agenda (link to printable PDF).

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

  • 9:30am to 11:30am - Welcome and Introduction; Early Development and Attention
  • 11:30am to 1:30pm - Advances in Fetal and Neonatal Imaging
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
  • 9:30am to 11:00am - Biomarker Development Across the Autism Spectrum
  • 11:30am to 1:30pm - Diagnostic Issues and Services
Friday, July 16, 2021
  • 9:30am to 11:00am - Integrating Clinical Perspectives to Support Families and Individuals with ASD

Speakers

Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD, Emily Fraser Beede Professor of Child Psychiatry; Director, Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program; Director, Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic

Alexander Dufford, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

Amy Giguere Carney, LCSW, Social Worker, Child Study Center

Gloria Han, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Child Study Center

Corey Horien, BA, MD-PhD Student, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Suzanne Macari, PhD, Research Scientist, Child Study Center; Co-director, Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program

James McPartland, PhD, Professor in the Child Study Center; Director, Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic

Laura Ment, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology); Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

Chelsea Morgan, PsyD, Postdoctoral Associate, Child Study Center

Adam Naples, PhD, Research Scientist, Child Study Center

Kelly Powell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Child Study Center; Co-director, Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic

Dustin Scheinost, PhD, Assistant Professor, Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

Mariana Torres-Viso, PsyD, BCBA-D, Assistant Professor, Child Study Center

Flora Vaccarino, MD, Harris Professor in the Child Study Center; Director, Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration, Child Study Center; Professor in the Department of Neuroscience

Angelina Vernetti, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Child Study Center

Fred Volkmar, MD, Irving B. Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology

Julie Wolf, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Child Psychology