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Please enjoy OARC’s second quarterly newsletter. This newsletter includes updates on upcoming and recent meetings and events, news, and new publications.
Autism Meetings & Events
  IACC Logo  
October 24, 2017
The agenda for the upcoming meeting includes presentations on suicide and autism, an update on the CDC Study to Explore Early Development (SEED), and the 2017 Report to Congress: Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  Presenters and coordinators from the Autism in Girls and Women Meeting  
September 19, 2017
Autism in Girls and Women: A Panel Discussion, hosted by the NIMH Office of Autism Research Coordination and Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health, is now available online.
  JaLynn Prince speaking at the July IACC Meeting  
July 26, 2017
The Madison House Autism Foundation presented an update on their new initiative, Autism After 21, at the July IACC Meeting. This video series highlights the stories of individuals on the spectrum as they transition to adulthood. Find their stories on social media with the hashtag #Imagine21.
News & Blogs
  Scientists studying brain scan  
September 7, 2017
The National Institutes of Health has awarded nine biomedical research grants totaling almost $100 million over the next five years to individual centers and research networks for the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE).
  Close up of an eye  
July 12, 2017
An NIH-funded study found that visual attention to the mouth and eyes is determined by genetics. Visual engagement is a social behavior and has been found to be different in children with autism.
  IACC members at a table during an IACC meeting  
October 23, 2017
The newly released 2016-2017 IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) includes 23 new objectives that highlight opportunities to advance research and improve services. The Plan recommends a doubling of the ASD research budget.
  Strategic Plan Publication Cover  
Calendar Year 2017
The 2016-2017 IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) includes research and services activities. The Committee created 23 new objectives to highlight important issues such as girls/women with autism, early screening, and transition to adulthood.
  IACC ASD Research Portfolio Analysis Report cover for 2015  
Fiscal Years 2014-2015
The 2014-2015 IACC Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Portfolio Analysis Report includes information on trends in ASD research funding based on the federal agencies and private organizations in the United States. The Autism Research Database has been updated with the 2014 and 2015 data.
  Cover for 2017 Report to Congress: Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder  
Calendar Year 2017
This report to Congress summarizes existing federal investments related to the transition from childhood to adulthood and identifies the gaps in federal research, programs, and services.