My work in the Father Involvement in Early Intervention lab with Dr. Brent McBride and Dr. “Amy Santos is an effort to understand better the experiences of parents with children with disabilities and the professionals who support them. My role on the team has been to lead the development of a needs assessment for early intervention providers and then analyze the qualitative and quantitate results of this assessment. This work has been published in the Journal of Early Intervention and presented at several conferences (see below). One of the findings from this study is that early intervention providers have a disparity in their perceptions of father involvement in early intervention. While they believe that fathers facilitate positive development in children, they do not see fathers as good targets for engagement in early intervention services. I am now working with the team to develop a professional development program for supporting early intervention providers in engaging fathers. Simultaneously, we are working to adapt the Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI) program for fathers of children with disabilities and delays.