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August 11, 2020 | For Immediate Release

IACC Strategic Plan 2018-2019 Update Details Recent Committee Activities Addressing Autism Research and Services

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The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has released the 2018-2019 Update of its Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This publication provides summaries of committee activities in 2018 and 2019, including highlights of presentations and discussions that occurred during IACC full committee meetings covering a variety of topics mentioned in the Strategic Plan. The report also summarizes the activities of two working groups established by the committee to address topics of particular importance to the ASD community: improving physical and mental health outcomes and housing. Finally, the report shares highlights from 2 publications that were completed in 2018 and 2019, the 2016 IACC Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Portfolio Analysis Report and the HHS Report to Congress on Activities Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities, FY 2014 - FY 2018, which describe funded research projects and federal agency activities that represent progress toward meeting Strategic Plan objectives.

The Committee hopes that this IACC Strategic Plan Update will provide Congress, Federal agencies, advocates, and people on the autism spectrum and their families with detailed information on the ongoing activities of the IACC to address the 7 topic areas identified in the 2016-2017 IACC Strategic Plan for ASD. The IACC Strategic Plan 2018-2019 Update meets the requirements of the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (Autism CARES) Act of 2014.

Contact: Office of Autism Research Coordination

The IACC is a Federal advisory committee that was created by Congress in an effort to accelerate progress in ASD research and services. The IACC works to improve coordination and communication across the Federal government and work in partnership with the autism community. The Committee is composed of officials from many different Federal agencies involved in autism research and services, as well as adults on the autism spectrum, parents and family members of individuals on the autism spectrum, advocates, researchers, providers, and other public stakeholders. The documents and recommendations produced by the IACC reflect the views of the Committee as an independent advisory body and the expertise of the members of the Committee, but do not represent the views, official statements, policies or positions of the Federal government. For more information on the IACC, please visit:

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