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The mission of the Early Autism Research and Learning for the Young Child (EARLY) is to improve the quality of life for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. The institute is a new collaboration between the centers and institutes of the UCEDD. The primary goals of the institute are to provide evidence based training, service, and research for students, families and the larger community.

Benchmarks in Early Screening and Testing (BEST)

Project BEST aims to:

  • Improve timeliness of identification, referral and entry into early intervention services.
  • Improve access to EI/ECSE, especially for underserved populations.

The Accessing Child Educational Services (ACES)

The Accessing Child Educational Services (ACES) Project investigated barriers, motivators, and strategies that influence parents and service providers to act early when child developmental milestones are late.