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Conference Call #2 of the IACC’s Strategic Plan Update - Working Group 6

Question 6: What Does the Future Hold, Particularly for Adults?

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Date: Monday, October 3, 2016              
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Conference Call Access: Phone: 888-603-8941
Access code: 5613385
Cost: The meeting is free and open to the public.
Members Working Group 6 Biographies

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12:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

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

Mr. Brian Parnell, M.S.W., Medicaid Autism Waiver Administrator, Utah Department of Human Services, Div. of Services for People w/Disabilities and Co-Chair IACC Strategic Plan Question 6 Working Group

Dr. Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Special Education, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Investigator, Vanderbilt University and Co-Chair IACC Strategic Plan Question 6 Working Group
12:05 Follow up from Call #1
12:10 Discussion of Public Comments Received Through Request for information
12:30 Discussion of Research Progress

Topics may include: Transition to adulthood, Secondary Education, Vocational Services and Employment, Financial Planning, Housing, Community Integration, Social and recreational opportunities, Inclusion, Long term supports, Health/healthcare (prevention, mental health, physical health, aging, co-occurring conditions), Safety (wandering, self-harm, criminal justice issues, victimization), Adult diagnosis
  1. What are the most notable areas of recent progress in this Question’s field of research? What new opportunities have emerged?
  2. What progress has been made in translating research into practice?
  3. What are the most significant barriers to progress in this field?
  4. What are the most pressing needs or evidence gaps that can be addressed through research?
  5. Are there emerging areas of research that need additional support?
1:00 Discussion of Services and Policy Changes
  1. Are there any innovative programs or recent policy changes that have address some of the gaps or interests of this Question’s research area?
  2. Is there new research evidence that can inform the policy agenda?
  3. Are there opportunities for practice to more actively inform research?
  4. What are the most significant services needs or gaps that are not being addressed by current policies and programs?
1:30 Discussion of Aspirational Goal

Based on the state of the field, is the Question 6 Aspirational Goal still appropriate?

All people with ASD will have the opportunity to lead self-determined lives in the community of their choice through school, work, community participation, meaningful relationships, and access to necessary and individualized services and supports.

Also, is the title of the chapter still appropriate?

“What Does the Future Hold, Particularly for Adults?”
1:55 Wrap up and preview of next call
2:00 Adjourn

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