Family Navigation to Reduce Disparities in Timely Autism Diagnosis and Access to Early Intervention

Project EARLY is a multisite, randomized clinical trial to determine if a family navigator can improve access to ASD diagnostic and treatment services (including early intervention services) and improve outcomes for children who screen positive for ASD at pediatric primary care centers serving low income communities.

Participating Sites: Boston University School of Medicine , Boston Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Yale University           


Sandler J, Feinberg E, Broder-Fingert S, Augustyn M, Weitzman C, Bennett A, Credle M, Keys S. Impact of Early Intervention Services on Parental Stress Among Low-Income Urban Families Who Have a Child at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO November 1, 2016.