Southeast Pennsylvania Clinical and Research Sites

The Southeast Pennsylvania EARLI Study site is a unique collaboration between Drexel University and the Center for Autism Research, a consortium of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.

Activities at the Southeast Pennsylvania Study Site will be under the direction of  Dr. Craig Newschaffer of the Drexel University School of Public Health.  Staff at Drexel will coordinate study activities and will be the main contact with families interested in participating and families already enrolled.  
Participants in Southeast Pennsylvania EARLI must live in the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia (residents of Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties within 2 hours of Philadelphia may also be eligible), the New Jersey counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, or Salem, or New Castle County in Delaware.
We will be working with ASD clinical and educational service providers (doctors, psychologists, schools) around the region to get word about the EARLI study out to area families. 

We would love to hear from you...

We would love to hear from all families in the area who have a child with ASD and who are either pregnant now or who might become pregnant in the future.

Remember, you do not have to be pregnant now to get in touch!

Southeast Pennsylvania EARLI Study Site Coordinator, Tamara Rosen, is available to answer any and all questions from families about the study. She can be contacted by phone or email at:

By Phone
(215) 762-1806
(877) 821-0015

By Email

All study assessments (of the older child with ASD as well as the new baby sibling) will take place at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Autism Research under the supervision of EARLI Clinical Site Director, Dr. Susan Levy. 

The Center for Autism Research (CAR) is located at 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. We aim to make clinic visits as easy for families as possible. Compensation for parking, meals, time, and travel will be provided. Each family will be contacted prior to their clinic visits to discuss the visit so that we can be prepared to facilitate a pleasant clinic visit.

Southeast Pennsylvania Clinical Site:

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For additional information on Autism Spectrum Disorders and resources in Pennsylvania, please visit the University of Pennsylvania Autism Resource Guide at




Southeast Pennsylvania
Emily Schriver, Coordinator

(215) 762-1806
(877) 821-0015 (Toll Free)

Northeast Maryland
Carmen Berry, Coordinator

(443) 287-4768
(877) 868-8014 (Toll Free)

Northern California – Kaiser Permanente
Lily Sobolik, Coordinator

(510) 891-3458
(866) 279-0733 (Toll Free)

Northern California – UC Davis
Evani Gatbonton, Coordinator

(530) 752-6511
(866) 550-5027 (Toll Free)