New Research Points Toward Early Detection and Intervention for Autism

James C. McPartland, Ph.D. of Yale University
James McPartland, Ph.D.

NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee James C. McPartland, Ph.D. and colleagues at Yale University have conducted recent studies on Autism and the ability to process facial expressions. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have problems in processing facial displays of emotion.

Dr. McPartland believes that understanding social information processing in typical development and its dysfunction in children with ASD has direct implications for improving early detection and intervention, predicting treatment response, and developing new treatments. To read more about the studies and their findings, click here.

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