Growing Up with Autism

This information is useful for children

The simplest way to think of autism is as a learning disability in which children come into the world without a fundamental orientation toward people, explains Fred R. Volkmar, MD, a Yale Medicine Child Study Center psychiatrist. 

In this video, Dr. Volkmar discusses symptoms, genetic aspects and the transition to adulthood, which can be particularly challenging to children with autism. In college, for example, social challenges can be more difficult than academic ones, he points out. Experts at the Child Study Center can help. 

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.