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Dr. Carol Weitzman, M.D.

Dr. Weitzman is a board-certified and nationally recognized leader in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. She has been a member of the faculty at Yale for 25 years and is a Professor of Pediatrics.  She directed the section of DBP at Yale and the DBP fellowship program. She has been instrumental in leading the efforts for Yale's transformation into an Autism friendly hospital.  She has been named as a Top Doctor in CT and nationally.

In CT, she is partnering with a local farm to develop an inclusion program for children with neurodevelopmental disorders including ASD and she serves on the governor appointed CT Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council. She also developed ASD guidelines for the state.  She is the medical director for local schools for children and youth with neurodevelopmental disorders.

 

Nationally, she has served as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Chair of the Section of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and is an  AAP Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Regional Education and Awareness Liaison. In these roles, she has authored important clinical reports related to children's behavior, development and well-being. 

Dr. Weitzman is a leader in the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and serves as the Program Chair for the national meeting. She also developed a Research Scholar's Symposium, which was designed to promote research around child development and promote the growth of emerging scholars.   

Dr. Weitzman currently is leading a program to link professionals with an interest in neurodevelopmental disorders around the world in monthly conferences via telehealth and is conducting research on identifying underserved children with ASD earlier through the use of a family navigator. 

Dr. Weitzman has authored many articles, and book chapters in the major pediatric texts. She is a passionate educator and she speaks nationally and internationally on a range of topics related to child behavior and development.

Dr. Weitzman evaluates children using state of the art assessments and believes in using a family-centered approach to care. She has expertise in working with adopted and foster children, providing medication and behavioral management, school consultation, etc. and believes that all children are unique and have the capacity to make valuable contributions to the world.  

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