Youth on the Autism Spectrum: Jobs, College, and Beyond
A full day of presentations and workshops at Southern Connecticut State University, sponsored by the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorder at Southern and Yale's NIH Autism Center of Excellence. Morning speakers will focus on vocational options and college programs. Afternoon workshops will concentrate on transitioning to jobs and educational and vocational planning, with practical information to access resources and supports for success.
New Autism Center at Yale with innovative research on World Autism Day
About one in 59 children in America is diagnosed with autism - a complex neuro-developmental disorder. The CDC reported it's nearly four times more common among boys than girls. The Autism Center of Excellence at Yale School of Medicine is where families are taking part in possible breakthrough research.Source: News 8 WTNH
Katarzyna Chawarska Named the Beede Professor of Child Psychiatry
Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD, a leading expert in research on identifying early diagnostic markers and novel treatment targets in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), was recently appointed as the Emily Fraser Beede Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale.Source: Yale News
Dr. Chawarska launches five-year study on the origins of autism
In the most comprehensive longitudinal study to date, Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD, Todd Constable, PhD, and the team at Yale School of Medicine and Department of Statistics will use state-of-the-art functional connectivity MRI techniques to investigate neural connectivity in fetuses and newborns to identify early markers and predictors of outcomes in babies later diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
A Childhood Surrounded by Science
For Amy Vatner and her three young boys, participating in clinical trials at Yale has meant becoming part of a community. “My kids are now turning nine, seven, and three and a half,” Vatner says, “and they have been involved in studies at Yale for their entire lives.”