Benefits of Participation

Children born to families participating in the EARLI Study are evaluated by trained professionals for their developmental progress between 12 months and 3 years of age. Families are compensated for their time spent contributing to the EARLI Study.  Families are also be updated on local resources and have ready access to information from EARLI about study findings and other autism-related developments.






Finding Clues About Autism with Growing Families video


EARLI Kaiser Video


Welcome to EARLI

EARLI is currently in an enrollment pause.  We hope to start enrolling again soon.  Please contact us if you are interested in keeping in touch with us.  We would love to hear from you!

EARLI is a network of research sites that will enroll and follow a large group of mothers of children with autism at the start of another pregnancy and document the newborn child’s development through three years of age. The EARLI Study will examine possible environmental risk factors for autism and study whether there is any interplay between environmental factors and genetic susceptibility.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in every 88 children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the country; however, little is known about what causes it.

The EARLI Study is an important research study trying to change that. If you have a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder may become pregnant again in the future, you have a unique opportunity to help researchers better understand the causes of autism so that we can one day more effectively treat or prevent this challenging disorder.





A look at the latest paper from the EARLI Study

Paternal Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism.  Check out the summary here


The EARLI Edition, Volume IV

The new issue of The EARLI Edition is out and ready for viewing!
Click here to take a look.  Click here to check out the Spanish version.




Be sure to watch Dr. Craig Newschaffer, of Drexel University, in an in-depth inteview on PHL17's In Focus!  Topics include the latest autism research and CDC numbers, Drexel's new AJ Drexel Autism Institute, and, of course, the EARLI Study! 


Thank you to Graco

The EARLI Study would like to thank Graco for generously donating diaper bags for our participants!


Thank you to the COASTERS Network.

The EARLI Study thanks the COASTERS Network for their continued donations!


Thanks to the AHC for its help & financial support.