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.
Interview with Dr. Joshua Gordon, NIMH Director, IACC Chair
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.
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.
The meeting included presentations on suicide and autism, an update on the CDC Study to Explore Early Development (SEED), and the 2017 Report to Congress: Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The meeting included presentations on wandering by the National Autism Association and the Interactive Autism Network, an update from Madison House Autism Foundation on their new initiative, Autism After 21, a discussion of the 2016-2017 IACC Strategic Plan, and more.
The National Institute of Mental Health and Office of Autism Research Coordination hosted this special event for National Autism Awareness Month. The event featured a screening of the documentary film As One: The Autism Project followed by a discussion with the film director, Ms. Hana Makki, and Ms. Sharifa Yateem, a behavioral therapist who worked with the children and families featured in the film.