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James Cusack, Gauri Divan, Amina Abubakar, and Clare Gibellini at IACC Committee meeting
April 17, 2024
During the April IACC meeting, the Committee recognized World Autism Awareness Day and National Autism Acceptance Month, with a focus on global autism efforts.
Special Event for Autism Awareness Month, which includes the title Sound Tracks: An Artistic Journey to Belonging and pictures of Blair Bunting, Laura Nadine, John Schaffer, and Denise Resnik.
April 16, 2024
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Office of National Autism Coordination (ONAC) hosted the 11th Annual Autism Acceptance Month Special Event, which featured autistic photographer Blair Bunting, autistic violinist Laura Nadine, and neurodivergent filmmaker John Schaffer.
Monica Bertagnolli at an IACC Committee meeting
January 24, 2024
The January IACC meeting featured a panel presentation on interactions between autistic individuals and the law enforcement and justice systems, and a presentation from the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Autism (FIWA) on disability initiatives being implemented at federal agencies.
IACC Members, including Joshua Gordon and Susan Daniels, during a Committee meeting
October 11, 2023
The Committee discussed upcoming IACC publications, federal agency updates, and the topic of mental health for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Autism Awareness Month Art Event Poster with pictures of David Downes, Sheila Benedis, Jeremy Sicile-Kira, Ronaldo Byrd
April 14, 2023
The National Institute of Mental Health and the Office of Autism Research Coordination's 10th Annual Autism Awareness Month special event featured 4 artists, who talked about how their experiences as autistic individuals has shaped their artistic expression.
Susan DAniels, Camille Proctor, Lydia Brown, Gyasi Burks Abbott, Crystal Hernandez, Jill Locke, Brian Boyd, and Magana Sandy on a Zoom call
April 4, 2023
The April IACC meeting included updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on autism prevalence data and a panel presentation on racial equity and racial/ethnic disparities in autism.
Susan Daniels, Scott Robertson, Nakela Cook, Meghan Warren
January 18, 2023
This virtual meeting included approval of the 2021-2023 IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Research, Services, and Policy, a discussion on evidence for supportive services, and a presentation from PCORI.
Susan Daniels, Joshua Gordon and John Robison during the October 2022 IACC Full Committee meeting
October 26, 2022
During the IACC Full Committee Meeting, which took place virtually, committee members discussed upcoming IACC publications and heard presentations on employment and aging.
Susan Daniels hosting July 2022 IACC Working Group meeting virtually
July 13-14, 2022
At the July working group meeting, IACC members discussed research, services, and policy priorities for the upcoming 2021-2022 IACC Strategic Plan.
David Siegel and other workers in a group at Exceptional Minds
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.
Susan Daniels, Joshua Gordon, Scott Robertson, and Tara Schwetz
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.
Susan Daniels at ASF 2022
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.
Joshua Gordan, Susan Daniels, Catherine Lord, and Dena Gassner Taryn Williams during January 2022 IACC Meeting
January 19, 2022
The Committee discussed the CDC’s autism prevalence update, The Lancet commission on the future of autism research, and committee business.
Joshua Gordan, Susan Daniels, Sam Crane, and Taryn Williams during October 2021 IACC Meeting
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.
Joshua Gordan during July 2021 IACC Meeting
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.
Tom Insel at ASF West 2019
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 2019 IACC Meeting
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 2019 IACC Workshop
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 Robison
July 2019
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 2019 IACC Workshop
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 Autism Awareness Month Special Event
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.
Kevin Pelphrey
April 2019
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 2019 IACC Meeting
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.
Joshua Gordon at ASF Day of Learning 2019
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 2019 IACC Meeting
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
January 2019
Samantha Crane discusses her background, the mission of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, and how the IACC can help the autism community.
October 2018 IACC Meeting
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 2018 IACC Workshop
September 27, 2018
The workshop was held to discuss health epidemiology, patient-provider interactions, and co-occurring health conditions that affect people with ASD.
Susan Daniels
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 2018 IACC Meeting
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.
Joshua Gordon
April 2018
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 2018 IACC Meeting
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.

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