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Conference Call #2 of the IACC’s Strategic Plan Update - Working Group 4

Question 4: Which Treatment and Interventions Will Help?

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Date: Friday, September 30, 2016              
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Conference Call Access: Phone: 888-790-1731
Access code: 2416594
Cost: The meeting is free and open to the public.
Members Working Group 4 Biographies

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2:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

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

Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D., Director, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, George Washington University and Children's National Medical Center and Chair IACC Strategic Plan Question 4 Working Group

2:05 Follow up from Call #1
2:10 Discussion of Public Comments Received Through Request for information
2:30 Discussion of Research Progress

Topics may include: Pharmacological, behavioral/social, educational, occupational/sensory, and technology-based interventions that target either core symptoms, co-occurring symptoms, different subgroups, genders, and age groups. Also includes combination therapies and personalized approaches.

  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?
3:00 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?
3:30 Discussion of Aspirational Goal

Based on the state of the field, is the Question 4 Aspirational Goal still appropriate?

Interventions will be developed that are effective for reducing both core and associated symptoms, for building adaptive skills, and for maximizing quality of life and health for people with ASD.
4:00 Wrap up and preview of next call

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