Yale study: Social media boosts friendship quality in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
A study by Yale Department of Psychiatry and Yale Child Study Center researchers found that adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) derive high friendship quality through their use of social media
Major autism study underway-Yale researchers leading the charge
A study that could transform the way autism is diagnosed, tracked and treated and the work is being done in New Haven. Yale researchers are leading the charge in the four year study – the largest autism study funded by National Institutes of Health.Source: WTNH News8
Yale seeks more objective way to diagnose autism
Getting an autism diagnosis can take months, even years of doctor visits, and the diagnosis depends largely on watching a child play. As a result, who gets put on the spectrum and who doesn’t can depend on who and where the doctor is.Source: New Haven Register
Yale researchers making headway in quest to solve autism’s mysteries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now estimates that 1 in 68 U.S. children are on the autism spectrum. For boys the number is even higher with 1 in 54 affected. As the numbers climb, autism remains a frustrating mystery for families, clinicians, and researchers.
The Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications
Eye-tracking technology is used in research on the visual system, in psychology, in cognitive linguistics , and in studies of developmental disorders. The Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA) is a biennial meeting that is a leading hotbed for research on this subject.
Autism course celebrates 30 years
An innovative Yale course on the study and treatment of autism is now entering its fourth decade. Autism and Related Disorders, founded in 1984 by chair of the Yale Child Studies Center Fred Volkmar, features lectures by experts in the field and weekly clinical experience with autistic children in the community. The course is part of the Yale Child Study Center’s Autism Program, which encompasses lab-based research, clinical services for autistic children, and the popular undergraduate course.Source: Yale Daily News
International Society for Autism Research: International Meeting for Autism Research
The 12th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), the world’s largest scientific gathering on autism research, met Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May 4 at the Kursaal Convention Center, Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain (see picture). Over 20 members of the Yale Child Study Center attended and were active participants in the scientific sessions.
5 Steps for Using Stories to Help Kids Navigate their World
Kids are incredibly observant. In a time of so much uncertainty and change, they are asking critical and important questions about their world. How can parents and educators help them address their curiosities, confusions, and concerns in ways that promote understanding and empathy? Stories are powerful resources for helping kids of all ages understand themselves as well as the world around them.Source: EDU Scholastic Blog
New CSC Facility Improves Access, Promotes Collaboration, and Provides Welcoming Space for Kids and Families
The Yale Child Study Center has opened a new facility that brings all of its clinical operations together under one roof, thereby making it easier for families to access services and promoting increased collaboration among clinicians.
Child Psychiatrist Ninivaggi Publishes Book on Mindfulness
"Learned Mindfulness: Physician Engagement and M.D. Wellness" discusses the original technique of "Learned Mindfulness" developed by Ninivaggi to combat stress and burnout. In this book, Ninivaggi uses his Integrity Mindfulness model as a tool to manage stress, prevent burnout, and broaden quality of life, ultimately promoting well-being.