Supporting Parents to Access and Navigate Services

It can be hard to identify and access services for young children with autism. In this project, we developed navigators (parents of autistic children from low-resourced communities) to support families of young (aged 3-5) children with autism from low-resourced communities in Cook County. We also developed an app to help families identify needed services and receive referrals. We are conducting a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to determine if access to a navigator and an app helps children with autism access services. If you are interested, learn more at: in English or in Spanish. You can also reach out to Dr. Burke directly at or 217-300-1226.  This project is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.