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The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) coordinates and manages the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and related cross-agency autism spectrum disorder (ASD) activities, programs, and policies. The IACC is a federal advisory committee mandated by Congress to coordinate ASD related activities across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. OARC provides assistance to the IACC by:

  • Communicating information about the IACC and federal ASD research activities to Congress other government agencies, and the public
  • Coordinating cross agency efforts
  • Planning meetings, conferences, and other venues for interaction between the IACC and the public
  • Assisting the IACC in its strategic planning and ASD research monitoring activities
  • Conducting analyses and preparing reports for the IACC and Congress
  • Gathering public input on issues related to ASD to inform the committee’s work
  • Developing and disseminating information about ASD to the public
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