Huge congratulations to Dr. Karla Ausderau who recently received the Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence!! This award is provided annually to an occupational therapy clinician who demonstrates a commitment to evidence-based practice through participation in research that advances theory in the area of brain-behavior relationships and/or sensory processing disorders. The award is given in honor of Virginia Scardina, whose application of theory to practice was of great significance to the profession of occupational therapy. Dr. Ausderau will be using the honorarium in part to support further data analysis and conference presentations related to her project, Brainstem Contributions to Sensorimotor and Core Symptoms in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This work will enhance occupational therapy theory and practice for individuals suffering from a range of clinical conditions, including ASD and other developmental disabilities. We couldn’t think of a more deserving recipient- Congratulations, Karla!