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Conference Call #3 of the IACC’s Strategic Plan Update - Working Group 1

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

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Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016              
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Conference Call Access: Phone: 800-369-1914
Access code: 3317551
Cost: The meeting is free and open to the public.
Members Working Group 1 Biographies

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Time Event
12:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

Susan Daniels, Ph.D., Director, Office of Autism Research Coordination, NIMH and Executive Secretary, IACC

Dr. Alice Kau, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Co-Chair IACC Strategic Plan Question 1 Working Group

Dr. Ann Wagner, Ph.D., Chief, Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Mental Disorders Branch, Division of Developmental Translational Research, National Institute of Mental Health and Co-Chair IACC Strategic Plan Question 1 Working Group

12:35 Discussion of Chapter Outline
12:45 Discussion of Proposed Strategic Plan Objectives for Question 1

Areas highlighted on previous calls for possible consideration:
  1. Strengthen the evidence base for the benefits of early detection of ASD.
  2. Reduce disparities in early detection by removing barriers to access and enhance culturally appropriate outreach efforts.
  3. Improve/validate existing, or develop new, tools/methods for detecting ASD to facilitate early and targeted interventions.
1:45 Discussion of Change to Aspirational Goal

Children at risk for ASD will be identified through reliable methods before ASD behavioral characteristics fully manifest.
  • On the last call, the group suggested removing the emphasis on biomarkers.
Title: When should I be concerned?
  • Does the group want to consider making any changes to the chapter’s title?
1:55 Wrap up and next steps
2:00 Adjourn

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