Health Equity

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

2019 - $50,000

For children with autism spectrum disorder, early identification and intervention are critical to their long-term outcomes, but studies show that children of color are diagnosed later than white children. In hopes of closing this gap and ensuring that all children who are at-risk are identified as early as possible, researchers at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center are working to better link children’s medical and early education providers with early intervention specialists. This funding will support the completion of this pilot program, as well as work to develop a sustainability plan to ensure this model can be successfully expanded statewide.