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About the IACC
The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) was established by Congress under the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA) to provide advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and coordinate all efforts within HHS concerning autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
As mandated by law, the IACC has a membership composed of federal officials from agencies involved in autism research and services and public members, including people with ASD, parents of children and adults with ASD and members of the autism advocacy and research community. The diversity of the committee ensures that a broad range of views and opinions is reflected and discussed in a public forum.
Under the CAA, the IACC is required to: (1) Develop and annually update a strategic plan for ASD research, (2) develop and annually update a summary of advances in ASD research, and (3) monitor federal activities related to ASD.
In completing the first IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder Research in 2009 and releasing this first update of the plan in 2010, the IACC has laid out a framework for the pursuit of critical biomedical and services research. Through activities such as public meetings and workshops, publication of an annual Summary of Advances in ASD Research, dissemination of information regarding ASD research and IACC activities, gathering of public input and coordination of federal activities related to autism, the IACC continues in its effort to provide guidance to the Department of Health and Human Services and to reach out to the broader autism community to find ways to work together to help people with autism and their families.
IACC Member Roster
- Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
- James F. Battey, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute on Deafness and
Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health
- Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
- Ellen W. Blackwell, M.S.W.
Division of Community and Institutional Services
Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group
Center for Medicaid and State Operations
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Henry Claypool
Office on Disability
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
- Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
- Gail R. Houle, Ph.D.
Associate Division Director
Early Childhood Programs
Office of Special Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education
- Larke N. Huang, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor on Children
Office of the Administrator
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Jennifer G. Johnson, Ed.D.
Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Administration for Children and Families
- Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D.
National Institute of Neurological
Disorder and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
- Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Peter van Dyck, M.D., M.P.H.
Maternal and Child Health
Health Resources and Services Administration
- Lee Grossman
President and CEO
Autism Society of America
- Yvette M. Janvier, M.D.
Children's Specialized Hospital
Toms River, New Jersey
- Christine M. McKee, J.D.
- Lyn Redwood, RN, M.S.N.
Co-Founder and Vice President
Coalition for Safe Minds
- Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D.
Autism Spectrum Consulting
- Alison Tepper Singer, M.B.A.
Autism Science Foundation
New York, New York
Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) Staff List
- Della M. Hann, Ph.D.
- Susan A. Daniels, Ph.D.
- Erin H. Bryant, M.J.
- Nicole Jones
- Monica P. Mallampalli, Ph.D.
Science Policy Analyst
- Miguelina Perez
- Sarah E.V. Rhodes, Ph.D.
Detailee, NIMH Intramural Research Program
All material appearing in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied. A suggested citation follows.
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Research —2012 Update. December 2012. Retrieved from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee website: http://iacc.hhs.gov/strategic-plan/2012/index.shtml.