Dr. Daina Tagavi, a postdoctoral research fellow in the READi Lab, recently received a Suzanne Wright Memorial Research Accelerator Grant from the Autism Science Foundation. Her co-investigator is Dr. Yael Dai, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Both awardees are working on our multi-site RISE Study. This funding will be used to compare the results of the virtual diagnostic tool we developed for RISE (the Communication Play Protocol), to those obtained from a traditional in-person assessment. Virtual assessments have the advantage of reaching a more diverse community and potentially improving opportunities for early intervention, so we are excited to see the results of this important research!. Congratulations to Daina, and Thank you, Autism Science Foundation!