Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Employables’, An A&E Docuseries About Neuro-Diverse People Finding Meaningful Work
Over the past few years, companies — especially ones in the tech sector — are promoting “neurodiversity in the workplace” initiatives, because they’re learning how to tap into a pool of candidates that have a unique and valuable way of thinking and organizing tasks. A&E’s new docuseries The Employables documents how candidates and employers both need to change their mindsets during the job search process.Source: Decider
How autism may stem from problems with prediction
A ‘predictive coding’ theory of autism suggests that many of the condition’s hallmark traits occur when sensory input overrides expectation in the brain. Yale researchers, Katarzyna Chawarska, James McPartland and Philip Corlett, are featured.Source: Spectrum
Multicenter Trial Management Unit Expands the Scope of Research at Yale
In the past, Yale investigators who led multicenter trials had to put together ad hoc study teams, relying on unconnected siloed services to carry out their research. At the end of these trials, these teams, which had compiled so much experience and knowledge, disbanded and their knowledge was lost. This system was inefficient and put Yale at a disadvantage when competing with other institutions for grants for multicenter studies.
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
Scott Jackson wins a Pilot Research Award for Yale Child Study Center Trainees
Announcement to congratulate Scott Jackson on his Pilot Research Award "Stimulating the Social Mind: Neural and Behavioral Effects of rTMS Stimulation over the pSTS on Social Cognition in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder"
IMFAR 2017 - Accepted Posters and Awards for Members of the McPartland Lab
Announcement to congratulate all the members of the McPartland lab who received IMFAR awards, and all those whose abstract submissions were accepted as Posters to be presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research in San Franciso, CA in May.
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 leads NIH-funded autism biomarkers study of pre-school and school-aged children
Yale School of Medicine researchers will lead a national multi-center study of preschool and school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to identify non-invasive biological markers (biomarkers) that could help physicians diagnose, track, and assess treatments in autism patients.
Katherine Stavropoulos wins UCSD Jean Fort Dissertation Prize
Congratulations to Katherine, who has won the UCSD Jean Fort Dissertation Prize for being a PhD recipient "of unusual intellectual breadth whose doctoral research has met the highest standards of academic excellence and may make a significant contribution on an issue of humanitarian or public concern.”
Deanna Palenzuela wins Angier Prize and Carlos Moreno Prize for her senior thesis
Congratulations to Deanna Palenzuela, who was awarded the Albert E. Angier Prize for "exceptional performance in carrying out an individual research project in a psychology-related topic," and the Justice Carlos R Moreno Prize for "the best undergraduate work in the field of Latina/o Studies, or on the Latina/o experience" for her thesis "Growing Up in Neverland: An Assessment of the Long Term Physical and Cognitive Correlates of the Operation Pedro Pan Exodus".
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.
Virginia Carter Leno wins 2014 Bridge Prize for the most outstanding student dissertation
Virginia Carter Leno, a masters student in the McPartland Lab completing a collaborative UCL-Yale degree in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology, won the 2014 Bridge Prize for the most outstanding student dissertation "Common and Distinct Impairments in Feedback Processing Associated with Autistic and Psychopathic Traits".