BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

The Autism Program

Autism is a life-changing and family-altering developmental disorder that afflicts one in every 152 children born, a 19-fold increase since 1982. The Division of Pediatric Neurology at Boston Medical Center is committed to helping such children – and we see many each week – in all possible ways. Boston Medical Center is part of the Autism Consortium Boston, a collaborative effort of many talented investigators searching for genetic causes of infantile autism.

Dr. Karl Kuban, Chief of the Pediatric Neurology Division at BMC, has been leading an NIH-supported study on extremely low gestational age newborns, with part of that work dedicated to exploring a possible relationship between premature birth and later development of autism. 

For more information and resources related to autism, visit: