Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a State Implementation Grant of $900,000 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve services for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. TEACCH is collaborating with UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS), Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, the School of Public Health, the School of Social Work, and the Shep Center. This three-year project has the primary purpose to lower the ages by which young children receive appropriate developmental screening, ASD-specific screening, diagnostic assessments, and early intervention.