The membership of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is composed of officials from federal agencies that work on autism related issues and public stakeholders representing a wide array of perspectives, including autistic adults, parents and family members, advocates, community providers, and researchers. The diverse membership ensures that a wide variety of views, perspectives, and expertise are represented.
New and returning members of the IACC are appointed following each Congressional reauthorization of the Committee. Nominations of public members to serve on the Committee are solicited through a Call for Nominations announcement issued by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).
The Autism CARES Act of 2019 was enacted on September 30, 2019. This new legislation authorizes the IACC to continue until 2024.
HHS solicited new public members for the IACC through the 2019 IACC Call for Nominations Announcement which closed on February 21, 2020. The IACC selection and appointment process is now underway. Once new IACC members have been selected and appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the new membership will be announced and committee meetings and activities will resume.
For more information on the IACC, its activities and publications, see the IACC website.