Early Autism Research and Learning for the Young Child (EARLY)

Early Autism Research and Learning Center (EARLY)

The mission of 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 collaboration between the centers and institutes of the UCEDD and OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University). The primary goals of the institute are to provide evidence based training, service, and research for students, families and the larger community.

Guiding Principles:

  • Research to Practice
  • Evidence-based Methods
  • Family Involvement
  • Community Collaboration

New Collaborative Infant Toddler Assessment Clinic CDRC/OHSU, the Communication Disorders and Sciences, and the UCEDD offer an interdisciplinary assessment clinic for infants and toddlers who are at risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The purpose of the clinic is to offer information, support and resources to families about autism and developmental problems and to conduct research on early identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).

The Infant Toddler Assessment Clinic (ITAC) is available for children ages 6 to 18 months, including those children who have older siblings with a diagnosis of autism. There is no charge for the clinic. Appointments are scheduled two Friday mornings each month.

Contact Information:
Debra Eisert, Ph.D.