We are very excited to announce the receipt of a new 4-year Clinical Trial Award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). This new grant, currently called the Sprout Study, will enable us to expand our work with the Part C Early Intervention System to promote the use of evidence-based screening and intervention for children under 3 years old in Western Washington. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Wendy Stone, and the Co-Investigators are Drs. Lisa Ibanez, Jill Locke, and Kevin King. Ms. Kisna Prado will serve as the Research Coordinator for this study. This new grant will complement our other ongoing grant awards from NIMH and HRSA, which share the goals of expediting access to early ASD screening and specialized intervention when ASD is suspected. And in case you’re wondering, the DoD Autism Research Program is one of their Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.