April 27, 2022
The National Institute of Mental Health and the Office of Autism Research Coordination's 9th Annual Autism Awareness Month Special Event, featured Exceptional Minds, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, California that prepares young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in the digital arts and entertainment industry.
April 13-14, 2022
The April IACC meeting included a welcome from Acting Principal Deputy Director Dr. Tara Schwetz as well as presentations on housing and communication needs.
March 30, 2022
In her Day of Learning talk, acting HHS National Autism Coordinator Dr. Susan Daniels unpacks the role of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) in engaging the autism community to help shape new federal agendas for autism research, services and policy, highlighting current challenges, trends and opportunities.
January 19, 2022
The Committee discussed the CDC’s autism prevalence update, The Lancet commission on the future of autism research, and committee business.
October 13-14, 2021
The second meeting of the new IACC took place on October 13-14, 2021. The Committee discussed the IACC Strategic Plan, employment, Kevin and Avonte’s Law, mental health, and more.
July 21-22, 2021
The first meeting of the latest iteration of the IACC included a presentation on the impact, response, and recovery of COVID-19, a committee discussion on racial equity and health disparities in ASD, and an update from the National Autism Coordinator.
October 17, 2019
During Autism Science Foundation's 2019 Day of Learning - San Francisco, former IACC Chair Dr. Tom Insel discussed technology solutions for people on the autism spectrum.
July 24, 2019
The final meeting of the most recent iteration of the IACC included a presentation from a community partnership in Baton Rouge, LA that coordinates services for people on the autism spectrum, and discussions on racial and ethnic disparities in autism.
July 23, 2019
The Housing Working Group convened a workshop to discuss the housing needs of people on the autism spectrum. The workshop included presentations on housing issues and various disability housing initiatives from across the country.
John Elder Robison discusses his autism diagnosis, his experience as a parent of a child with autism, the William and Mary Neurodiversity Initiative, and the impact of the autistic community.
May 21, 2019
The May IACC Workshop addressed mental health issues that affect people on the autism spectrum, including anxiety and OCD, depression and suicide, self-injurious and aggressive behaviors, and mental health services.
April 23, 2019
This year’s Autism Awareness Month Special Event featured four autistic female authors and editors, who discussed their books and life experiences as women on the spectrum.
Dr. Pelphrey discusses his connection to autism, recent findings, the biology of ASD in girls, and his experience as a member of the IACC.
April 17, 2019
The April meeting included a presentation from Canadian Parliament Member Mike Lake. It also included a panel presentation on disability employment initiatives, an update from the Federal Communications Commission, and an overview of the new CDC Data Visualization Platform.
March 27, 2019
Dr. Joshua Gordon, NIMH Director and IACC Chair, talks about the latest in autism research at Autism Science Foundation's 2019 Day of Learning.
January 16, 2019
The January meeting included a Housing Policy Update from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration, and a panel presentation on wandering and criminal justice issues for people with disabilities.
Samantha Crane discusses her background, the mission of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, and how the IACC can help the autism community.
October 17, 2018
The October meeting included presentations on Unintended Injury in Autistic Individuals, Financial Planning/ABLE Accounts for People with Disabilities, and an update of the IACC Strategic Plan.
September 27, 2018
The workshop was held to discuss health epidemiology, patient-provider interactions, and co-occurring health conditions that affect people with ASD.
April 25, 2018
Dr. Susan Daniels, Dr. Usifo Edward Asikhia, Dr. Tracy Freeman, and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu appeared on Straight Talk Africa to discuss issues related to ASD.
April 19, 2018
The meeting included a panel on employment for people on the autism spectrum, a presentation on aggression and self-injury for the severely affected end of the spectrum, committee business, and public comments.
Dr. Gordon discusses his connection to autism, what he's learned from the autism community, current research initiatives at NIH, his experience on the IACC, and more.
January 17, 2018
The meeting included presentations from the NIH Autism Spectrum Disorder Pediatric, Early Detection, Engagement and Services (ASD PEDS) Network on their research on early screening, and the HHS Indian Health Service on their autism and disability programs. There was also a discussion of the 2017 Summary of Advances.