Agencies and Organizations
Federal Advisory Committees
This is a listing of federal advisory committees that provide recommendations to federal government officials on issues related to autism and disability.
- Administration for Community Living
- Multi-Agency Task Force on Increasing Employment Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities The Multi-agency Task Force on Increasing Employment Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities was created in April 2018 to address the chronic unemployment rate of Americans with disabilities. It includes 11 federal agencies whose collective goal is to achieve a sig¬nificant increase in the number of disabled Americans in the workforce and improve their integration.
- RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council (FCAC) FCAC provides recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on family caregiving and support to family caregivers, as well as improves coordination across federal government programs.
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child and Human Development (NICHD)
- National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research The board advises the directors of NIH, NICHD, and the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) on research relating to the health, productivity, independence, and quality of life of people with physical disabilities.
- Federal Communications Commission
- Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) The DAC provides advice and recommendations to the FCC on communication issues related to people with disabilities.
- Federal Transit Administration
- Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility The Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) is a Federal interagency council that works to coordinate funding and provide expertise on human services transportation for three targeted populations: people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals of low income. The CCAM works at the Federal level to improve Federal coordination of transportation resources and to address barriers faced by States and local communities when coordinating transportation. The CCAM’s mission is to issue policy recommendations and implement activities that improve the availability, accessibility, and efficiency of transportation for CCAM’s targeted populations, with the vision of equal access to coordinated transportation for all Americans.
- The Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR)
- About ICDR ICDR promotes coordination and collaboration among federal departments and agencies conducting disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research.
- National Council on Disability (NCD)
- About NCD NCD is an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee This committee addresses serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbances, which sometimes co-occur in individuals on the autism spectrum.
- U.S. Department of Education
- Transition Steering Committee The Transition Steering Committee brings together four offices in ED and aims to focus on the services, needs, and outcomes of youth with disabilities who might benefit from these offices’ services. Their website contains numerous recent publications and initiatives.
- Federal Partners in Transition (FPT) FPT, a workgroup with representatives of several federal agencies, including the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, and the Social Security Administration, was formed in 2005 to support all youth, including youth with disabilities, in successfully transitioning from school to adulthood.
- Administration for Community Living
- The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) PCPID aims to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by advising the President and the Secretary of HHS on policies and initiatives.
- U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy
- Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities The purpose of the committee is to prepare findings, conclusions and recommendations for the Secretary of Labor on ways to increase employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or other individuals with significant disabilities in competitive integrated employment.