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

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

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Topic Topic Description
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016              
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Conference Call Access: Phone: 888-946-6310
Access code: 4271202
Cost: The meeting is free and open to the public.
Members Working Group 2 Biographies

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Time Event
1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

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

Walter Koroshetz, M.D., Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health and Co-Chair IACC Strategic Plan Question 2 Working Group

Louis Reichardt, Ph.D., Director, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative and Co-Chair IACC Strategic Plan Question 2 Working Group

1:05 Follow up from Call #1
1:10 Discussion of Themes from Public Comments Received Through Request for Comment
1:30 Discussion of Research Progress

Topics may include:

  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?
2:00 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 be more actively informing research?
  4. What are the most significant services needs or gaps that are not being addressed by current policies and programs?
  5. What are the workforce and training needs in this area?
2:30 Discussion of Aspirational Goal
Based on the state of the field, is the Question 2 Aspirational Goal still appropriate?

“Discover how ASD affects development, which will lead to targeted and personalized interventions.”

Is the chapter title still appropriate (does it still represent what consumers need with regard to basic research?)

How Can I Understand What Is Happening?
3:00 Wrap up and preview of next call

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