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Supporting Parents to Access and Navigate Services (SPANS) Study Opportunity

A flyer for recruiting participants in a navigator training program


Tuesday, March 8, 2022    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Type


An opportunity for parents of children with autism living in Cook County to take part in a study aimed at helping other families access services for their children with autism

Supporting Parents to Access and Navigate Services (SPANS), a project of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute, is looking for participants for a 12-week study. The study is helping to develop a training program and technology to help families of young children with autism access disability services.

Training sessions will be conducted every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. beginning on March 8 and ending May 24. All sessions will be done through Zoom.

Consider participating in this study if you:

  • Have a child with autism who is 5-years-old or older
  • Live in Cook County
  • Meet one of the following requirements:
    • Currently unemployed
    • Your family receives government assistance
    • You have less than a college degree

For participating in the navigator program and completing surveys, you will receive up to $100 in compensation.

After graduating from the program, you may be asked to support families of young children (ages 3-5) with autism access services.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please complete the initial survey here.

For more information, contact Meghan Burke (217) 300-1226 or