Today was Dr. Paul Yoder’s first day as a Visiting Professor at UW, where he will be spending a 4-month sabbatical. Paul is an accomplished methodologist and intervention researcher, a Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt, and a longtime colleague and collaborator with READi Lab director Wendy Stone. He is PI on the ImPACT intervention grant, which is currently underway at both Vanderbilt and UW. For this grant we are recruiting families who have a child with ASD and a younger infant between 12 and 18 months old. Families are randomized to either the intervention condition or the assess-and-monitor condition, with the goals of understanding: (1) the usefulness of ImPACT for promoting social-communication development in infants at elevated risk for ASD, (2) the infants and families for whom this intervention is most effective, and (3) the mechanisms underlying this intervention’s effects on infant’s social and language development. We are excited that Paul will be spending some time with us as we implement this project!