Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders

Yale Child Study Center Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders

Overview of Autism Part 1

Prof. Fred Volkmar introduces the Yale College Autism Seminar and provides a general overview of autism and related disorders.

Overview of Autism Part 2

The second part of the lecture, Overview of Autism, presented by Dr. Ami Klin.

Genetics of Autism

Dr. Matthew State covers the challenges of gene discovery in Autism, rare versus common genetic variation, and recent findings of Autism genetics.

Neuroimaging Used to Investigate Brain Development

In this lecture, Dr. Kevin Pelphrey discusses recent research, using functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the brain mechanisms involved in the typical and atypical development of social perception.

Autism Assessment

The central theme of this presentation is diagnosis and assessment of autism spectrum disorders.

Diagnosing Autism in Infants and Young Children

The lecture covers the patterns of onset of autism in young children and the diagnosis, the syndrome expression and atypical face processing in toddlers with ASD.

Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Communication is a core deficit in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In this one-hour lecture, terms related to communication are defined and typical communication development is reviewed.

Behavioral Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders

This lecture introduces the foundations of behavioral assessment and treatment of significant challenging behavior in persons with autism.

Social Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism is first and foremost a neurodevelopmental disorder impacting on foundational social adaptive skills. This lecture focuses on socialization and the disruption in infants and toddlers with autism spectrum disorders.

Face Perception in Social Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders

In this lecture, Dr. James McPartland reviews face perception in social development and its relevance to understanding social perception in autism.

Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Overview of Intervention Programs

Prof. Fred Volkmar reviews the history of intervention programs, possible outcomes that come with intervention, and covers challenges, new issues, strategies and resources that are presented when undertaking an intervention program.

Psychopharmacology (Medications) for an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dr. Andrés Martin reviews target symptoms that can be successfully treated with medications.

Parental Perspectives and Supporting Families

This presentation is from the point of view of the parent of a child with autism. Alison Singer looks at the effect of an autism diagnosis on the entire family, focusing on the challenges families face finding and paying for treatments, gaining access to appropriate schools, and worrying about their childs future.

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