The Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders is the United States' first undergraduate course of its kind. All of the lecture content from the undergraduate course and supporting materials available online for free for anyone who desires to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorders. For Yale undergraduates, the class consists of a weekly seminar on diagnosis and assessment, etiology and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with autism and related disorders of socialization.
This collection consists of 11 lectures that cover many topics on Autism Spectrum Disorders: from behavioral assessment to psychopharmacology, parental guidance to insights into the life of a child with autism.
Behavioral Assessment and Treatment in Autism
This lecture introduces the foundations of behavioral assessment and treatment of significant challenging behavior in persons with autism.
Autism and Dentistry, Ben Popple, DMD & Fred Volkmar, MD
This presentation summarizes (for dentists and parents) basic aspects of autism and dentistry. It will help dentists understand how children with autism can be helped to access dental care and for parents it will summarize some strategies to help dental visits go well.
Social Behavior and Brain Function in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. James McPartland, Director of the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic, presents on the research taking place at the Yale Child Study Center. He discusses a model of social development in autism and reviews current understanding of the relationship between experience and brain function in children with autism spectrum disorder.
An Introduction to Autism, Dr. Fred Volkmar
Prof. Fred Volkmar introduces the Yale College Autism Seminar and provides a general overview of autism and related disorders and what the course will cover.
The Legal Rights of Children with Autism and Related Disorders
How does the law become involved in what happens (or should happen) in school, at home, and eventually in adult life after a child is diagnosed with autism or a related disorder? Are there legal rights to therapy, education, or medical and social services? How can parents, guardians and others look to local, state and federal agencies for assistance and advice?
Autism in Infants and Young Children, Dr. Kasia Chawarska
In this lecture, Dr. Kasia Chawarska covers the patterns of onset of autism in young children and the diagnosis, the syndrome expression and atypical face processing in toddlers with ASD.
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