An Update on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and the National Institutes of Health

Thursday, May 11, 2017: 2:40 PM
Yerba Buena 10-14 (Marriott Marquis Hotel)
S. Daniels, Office of Autism Research Coordination, Rockville, MD

In this talk, the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC), which coordinates and manages the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), will provide an update on the IACC and its recent activities. The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is a federal advisory committee established by Congress to coordinate activities concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and among member federal agencies. The committee, composed of 31 federal officials and public stakeholders representing diverse perspectives, provides advice to the Secretary of HHS on issues related to ASD.


The talk will cover background information about the committee and a description of the latest updates to the IACC Strategic Plan, which serves as a guide to federal funders of ASD research and services activities. An update on U.S. federal funding of autism research and recent ASD-related initiatives from the NIH will also be discussed.

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