Health Equity

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

2019 - $35,000

Early intervention is critical for children with developmental disorders, but research indicates that nationally, children of color are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder nearly two years later than white children – a gap that can affect their access to early intervention and their long-term outcomes. This funding will support the completion of a two-year pilot project designed to target these disparities. To better identify children with developmental concerns and link them to services, the pilot project is testing a model of embedding Birth to Three early intervention workers in pediatric offices. The second year of the pilot will embed the early intervention staff into another pediatric office, as well as child care centers and Head Start programs.

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