Report to Congress
on Activities Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities
FY 2014 - FY 2018
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by persistent impairments in social communication and social interaction, as well as restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns ... Read more.
The Autism CARES Act specifies two mechanisms for coordination of autism activities across the federal government. The Act reauthorized the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) to coordinate federal ... Read more.
Required Elements of the Report to Congress (FY 2014 – FY 2018)
In addition to a summary of the role of the OARC, IACC, and NAC in coordinating ASD efforts, this Report to Congress provides an overview of each federal agency that supports projects or programs related to ASD ... Read more.
This chapter covers subsections (A) and (B) of Section 399DD of the Autism CARES Act, which require: (A) "A description of the progress made in implementing the provisions of the Autism CARES Act of 2014;" and ... Read more.
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder
This section addresses Subsection (C) of 399DD: "Information on the incidence and prevalence of autism spectrum disorder, including available information on the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among children ... Read more.
This section addresses Subsection (D) of 399DD: "Information on the average age of diagnosis for children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities, including how that age may have changed over the 4-year ... Read more.
This section addresses subsection (E) of 399DD: "Information on the average age for intervention for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, including how that age may ... Read more.
Average Time Between Screening, Diagnosis, and Intervention
This section addresses section (F) of 399DD: "Information on the average time between initial screening and then diagnosis or rule out for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities ... Read more.
Effectiveness and Outcomes of Interventions
This section addresses subsections (G) and (H) of 399DD, which require: (G) "Information on the effectiveness and outcomes of interventions for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, including by severity ... Read more.
Implementation of the IACC Strategic Plan
This section addresses subsection (I) of 399DD: "A description of the actions taken to implement and the progress made on implementation of the strategic plan developed by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee ... Read more.
Since the enactment of the Combating Autism Act in 2006, and its most recent reauthorization under the Autism CARES Act of 2014, federal agencies, in partnership with the community, have made significant strides in ... Read more.