Early Support Program for Autism

A joint program between Stanford Children’s Health and Children’s Health Council to provide supportive services at no cost to families of individuals with suspected or diagnosed autism.


Clinical Care Coordinator

Sharing resources and information about providers

Helping families navigate the educational and healthcare systems

           Parent Education

              Individualized education

              Help families get started with strategies to interact & play with their child

It was such a relief to have support, and  someone to talk to in my search for information. I didn't feel helpless
I really appreciated all my meetings with Gina. I was comforted a great deal having Gina to talk to. ESPA is a gift to parents in need of support
Christina has been a great resource for us. She welcomes all questions and it's a refreshing to have a resource/person respond to you right away. As we all know, hearing back or getting services in general takes so much time. Without her support an education, we would have been lost. I will continue to use Christina as a resource.
  Christina Ardel was extremely knowledgable about the landscape of resources and their nature.  This was very useful for me, particularly as I try to find evidence-based services.  She was a blessing and an angel.  Thank you!


Clinical Care Coordinator and Parent Education services are offered in both English and Spanish.