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photos of IACC meetings


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.
October 2017 IACC Meeting
October 24, 2017
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.
July 2017 IACC Meeting
July 26, 2017
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.
As One Movie Screening
April 25, 2017
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.

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