Dr. Fred Volkmar
Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., a renowned expert on autism and other childhood mental disorders, is professor of child psychiatry, pediatrics and psychology at Yale University, in New Haven, Conn., where he also directs Yale’s Child Study Center. He is chief of child psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and serves as the principal investigator of three major federally-supported autism studies. He is a long-time supporter and volunteer speaker for NARSAD.
Dr. Volkmar has served on national and international boards and commissions concerned with autism research and treatment, including committees of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Neurology and on the scientific advisory board of the Autism Genome Project. He also writes and lectures extensively and is editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. His books include “Asperger’s Syndrome,” “Health Care for Children on the Autism Spectrum” and “Handbook of Autism.”