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Understanding Autism in the Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders

The Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders is the United States’ first undergraduate course devoted to understanding autism and developmental disorders.

The seminar consists of a series of lectures designed to provide an overview of various topics related to autism and other socialization 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 course has been available to Yale undergraduates for over 25 years, but thanks to generous donations made by the Associates of the Yale Child Study Center, we have recorded the entire course in high definition audio and video.

We are thrilled to introduce our new website, now available at

The Yale Child Study Center is now able to bring quality research and clinical programs to families and children living with Autism all around the world. We believe that making this content available to the public for free will further establish the Yale Child Study Center as an extraordinary resource of credible information on Autism and related disorders of socialization.

With this new resource, we have realized our goal of making all of the lecture content and supporting materials available online for free to anyone who desires to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Lectures Available in 41 Languages!

Video of each lecture was captured in high definition format to ensure the most elegant presentation possible on the Internet and future distribution outlets. We have taken advantage of the University’s partnership with Google/ YouTube to host and stream the video for the site. Through this partnership, we have provided high-quality streaming video, free and reliable video hosting, direct connection to the large YouTube audience, robust metrics for each video and the ability for engaged users to “embed” our videos in their websites thus creating a secondary distribution network for our content.

One of the features available through Google/YouTube’s technology that we are most excited about is the ability to provide a version of each video with English-language closed captioning turned on. This technology enables us to immediately translate each video into 41 languages. To view the lectures on YouTube, please visit:

View Lectures on YouTube