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Public Comments and Live Feedback

Public Comments

The IACC welcomes public comment from members of the autism community. Comments may be submitted in writing via e-mail to or using the web form at: Comments may be addressed to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. A limited number of slots are available for individuals to provide a 2-3-minute summary or excerpt of their comment to the committee live during the virtual meeting using the virtual platform. For those interested in that opportunity, please indicate "Interested in providing virtual comment" in your written submission, along with your name, address, e-mail, phone number, and professional/organizational affiliation so that OARC staff can contact you if a slot is available for you to provide a summary or excerpt of your comment via the virtual platform during the meeting. For any given meeting, priority for virtual comment slots will be given to commenters who have not previously provided virtual comments in the current calendar year. This will help ensure that as many individuals as possible have an opportunity to share comments. Commenters going over their allotted 3-minute slot may be asked to conclude immediately in order to allow other comments and the rest of the meeting to proceed on schedule.

All public comments become part of the public record. Attachments of copyrighted publications are not permitted, but web links or citations for any copyrighted works cited may be provided. For public comment guidelines, see:

Live Feedback

Individuals may also submit public comments to the IACC via a Live Feedback Form accessible from the webcast page on the days of the meeting during the time period announced. No pre-registration for Live Feedback comments is required. The link to the form will be accessible on the NIH Videocast website at and instructions are available on the IACC website: This format is best suited for brief questions and comments for the committee. Submissions will be provided to the IACC and will become a part of the public record.

For the complete IACC Public Comment guidelines please see:

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