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Public Comments

Submission, Deadlines and Guidelines

The IACC welcomes public comments from members of the autism community. As the IACC will be updating its Strategic Plan, comments related to issues that the community would like to see highlighted in the new IACC Strategic Plan are welcome. Comments may be submitted in writing via e-mail to or using the web form at: by 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, January 10, 2022. A limited number of slots are available for individuals to provide a 2-3-minute summary or excerpt of their written comment to the Committee live during the virtual meeting using the virtual platform. For those interested in that opportunity, please indicate "Interested in providing virtual comment" in your written submission, along with your name, address, e-mail, phone number, and professional/organizational affiliation so that staff from the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) can contact you if a slot is available for you to provide a summary or excerpt of your comment via the virtual platform during the meeting. For any given meeting, priority for virtual comment slots will be given to commenters who have not previously provided virtual comments in the current calendar year. This will help ensure that as many individuals as possible have an opportunity to share comments. Commenters going over their allotted 3-minute slot may be asked to conclude immediately in order to allow other comments and the rest of the meeting to proceed on schedule.

Public comments received by 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, January 10, 2022, will be provided to the Committee prior to the meeting for their consideration. Any written comments received after 5:00 p.m. ET, January 10, 2022, may be provided to the Committee either before or after the meeting, depending on the volume of comments received and the time required to process them in accordance with privacy regulations and other applicable Federal policies. The Committee is not able to individually respond to comments. All public comments become part of the public record. Attachments of copyrighted publications are not permitted, but web links or citations for any copyrighted works cited may be provided. For complete public comment guidelines, see:

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