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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.