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The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2023 Annual Meeting

The INSAR Annual Meeting (formerly IMFAR) is an annual scientific meeting to exchange and disseminate new scientific progress among autism scientists and their trainees from around the world. The 2023 Annual Meeting is being held in Stockholm, Sweden from May 3-6.
IACC Speakers IACC Member Presentations
Paul Wang

Ethical, Social & Legal Implications of Autism Genetics and Neuroscience
Paul Wang, M.D.
Thursday, May 4, 2023

>Julie Lounds Taylor

Impact of a Parent Advocacy intervention on service access for transition-aged autistic youth: a multi-site randomized control trial
Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 4, 2023

Alycia Halladay

Breaking Down Barriers to Research for Children with Genetic Disorders, Intellectual Disability, or Communication Challenges
Alycia Halladay, Ph.D.
Friday, May 5, 2023

Dena Gassner

Obstetric Care and Pregnancy Experiences Among Autistic People
Dena Gassner, M.S.W.
Saturday, May 6, 2023

IACC Speakers OARC Booth
The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) and several Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) members will be attending the meeting. Conference attendees are welcome to stop by Booth #6 to learn more about OARC and the IACC. At the booth, attendees will have the opportunity to meet OARC staff, sign up for the IACC email list, and learn about how scientists and the public can get involved with IACC activities. Feel free to pick up copies of the IACC’s recently released publications and other informational materials that will be available, including:
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Coming Soon

IACC Autism Research Portfolio Analysis Reports

  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of autism research portfolios of major U.S. federal agencies and private organizations, including alignment with the IACC Strategic Plan and multi-year funding trends
  • Report is used by the IACC as well as advocacy organizations, Congress, U.S. government agencies, private research funders, and the broader autism community to understand trends in research funding and progress on the IACC Strategic Plan
  • The IACC/OARC Autism Research Database, a searchable database of federally and privately funded autism research projects, is available at
  • View our archives at:
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Summary of Advances in Autism Research

  • Annual publication highlighting top 20 research articles of the previous year that are selected by the IACC
  • Includes short, lay-friendly summaries of each article
  • Now features easy-read summaries to increase accessibility
  • Research articles are grouped according to the seven Strategic Plan topic areas
  • View our archives at:

IACC Speakers OARC Poster
The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) will present updates on recent activities of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and the upcoming 2021-2022 IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Research, Services, and Policy. OARC/NIH coordinates and manages the IACC, a federal advisory committee composed of federal officials and public stakeholders (researchers, self-advocates, clinicians, and family members) representing the many perspectives that make up the autism community. The current IACC membership reflects the largest and most diverse Committee to date. The Committee was established by Congress to coordinate federal agency activities and to provide advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The IACC’s Strategic Plan provides a framework and serves to guide the activities of U.S. federal agencies and partner organizations by outlining priorities and directions for autism-related efforts. The Strategic Plan is one of the main ways the IACC provides advice to the HHS Secretary and includes recommendations that address research, services, and policy activities.
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The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Stprategic Plan: Guiding Research, Services, and Policy Activities across the Autism Community

  • Objectives: OARC will present background information about the IACC and a description of the latest updates to the IACC Strategic Plan, which serves as a guide for federal agencies and partner organizations on autism-related activities in the U.S.
  • Methods: The IACC Strategic Plan is developed through a consensus process by the IACC, with input from the public in the form of public comments and a special Request for Information. The IACC considers the current autism research, services, and policy landscape, and discusses what topics should be prioritized to maximize positive outcomes for individuals on the autism spectrum. The Strategic Plan is approved by the IACC through a majority vote, and the document is published and used by federal agencies and other community members.
  • Results: The 2021-2022 IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Research, Services, and Policy is organized around seven topic areas, each of which is associated with a community-based Question and has a dedicated chapter. The seven topic areas are: Screening and Diagnosis (Question 1), Biology (Question 2), Genetic and Environmental Factors (Question 3), Interventions (Question 4), Services and Supports (Question 5), Lifespan (Question 6), and Research Infrastructure and Prevalence (Question 7). Each Question area includes three Recommendations; there are also two Cross-Cutting Recommendations, one focused on sex and gender differences in autism and one on disparities and equity in autism. The Strategic Plan also includes a section on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the autism community and key lessons to be learned. Also included is a budget recommendation and high priority topics for research identified by the IACC. The full Strategic Plan will be free to download and available to the public on the IACC website:
  • Conclusions: The 2021-2022 IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Research, Services, and Policy provides advice and recommendations to the HHS Secretary on autism-related issues related and provides a framework to guide the autism research, services, and policy efforts of U.S. federal agencies and partner organizations.

meeting announcement Event Information
Topic Topic Description
Dates: May 3-6, 2023
Agenda: The aims of the INSAR 2023 Annual Meeting meeting are:
  1. Promote exchange and dissemination of the latest scientific findings and to stimulate research progress in understanding the nature, causes, and treatments for autism. Research on autism involves sophisticated behavioral and biological approaches. Autism affects people’s functioning in virtually every domain, requiring interdisciplinary research collaboration to gain comprehensive knowledge of the disorder.
  2. Foster dialogue among autism scientists across disciplines and across methods.
  3. Advance the training and development of new autism scientists by supporting the inclusion of postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees as well as junior faculty who are already working in autism research. The opportunity for trainees and junior faculty to interact with established autism scientists will foster the creativity and productivity of those at all levels.
  4. Cultivate diversity among autism scientists by encouraging attendance and supporting access to the meeting for scientists and trainees from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, including those from ethnic minority groups, and those with disabilities.
Place: Stockholmsmässan
Stockholm, Sweden
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