Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is a Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through its inclusion of both Federal and public members, the IACC helps to ensure that a wide range of ideas and perspectives are represented and discussed in a public forum.
The IACC mission is to:
- Provide advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding Federal activities related to autism spectrum disorder.
- Facilitate the exchange of information on and coordination of ASD activities among the member agencies and organizations.
- Increase public understanding of the member agencies' activities, programs, policies, and research by providing a public forum for discussions related to ASD research and services.
IACC meetings are open to the public and include presentations and discussions on a variety of topics, including activities and projects of the IACC, recent advances in science and autism policy issues. A portion of each meeting is reserved for public comment. A summary of each meeting is posted on the meetings & events page.
- IACC Releases its 2012 Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research During National Autism Awareness Month Read more | Summary of Advances
- Presidential Proclamation on World Autism Awareness Day Read more
- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement on National Autism Awareness Month Read more
- UN Secretary-General's Statement on World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General Read more
- UN Press Release Read more
- IACC Recommends Public and Private Insurance Coverage of Early Behavioral Interventions for Children with Autism Read more