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.
- U.N. Secretary launches a call to action to businesses on World Autism Awareness Day Read more
- IACC Chair Blogs About “Autisms” Awareness Read more
- Presidential Proclamation – World Autism Awareness Day, 2015 Read more
- IACC Reauthorized by Autism CARES Act to Continue Through 2019; HHS Seeks Nominations for Public Membership Read more
- HHS Announces Appointment of New Public Members to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Read more
- 2013 IACC Strategic Plan Update Provides Accounting of ASD Research Progress Over Last 5 Years Read more