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2010 IACC Services Workshop: Building a Seamless System of Services and Supports Across the Lifespan

Posted Nov 05 2010 5:14pm

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) works to create a strategy for the government and other major funders of autism research.

This is short notice, but there is an important meeting of the IACC this Monday: Building a Seamless System of Services and Supports Across the Lifespan. Services are a minor part of the IACC’s mission in terms of funding so far. I for one would like to see that change. It will be interesting to hear what input the IACC gets at this meeting. For me, the good recommendations made at this meeting will be good points to remind the IACC of in the future. For those with more experience in these matters, it may be good to listen in and, later, offer corrections where appropriate.

As I said above, I’d really like to see services get a greater focus by the IACC. When the public shows support and interest in these meetings it sends a clear signal to the IACC that this is an area worth concentrating upon.

Please join us for the 2010 IACC Services Workshop: Building a Seamless System of Services and Supports Across the Lifespan that will take place on Monday, November 8, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET in Rockville, MD. Onsite registration will begin at 8:00a.m.

Agenda: The workshop will focus on policy issues related to the system of services and supports for people with ASD and their families, featuring talks from state officials and disability experts from across the country.

Meeting location Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center – Map and Directions This link exits the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Web site and enters a non-government Web site.

1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

The meeting will be open to the public and pre-registration is recommended. Today is the last day for online pre-registration, after which onsite registration will be available on Monday. Seating will be limited to the room capacity and seats will be on a first come, first served basis, with expedited check-in for those who are pre-registered.

The meeting will be remotely accessible by videocast (http://videocast.nih.gov/) and conference call. Members of the public who participate using the conference call phone number will be able to listen to the meeting, but will not be heard.

Conference Call Access
USA/Canada Phone Number: 888-577-8995
Access code: 1991506

Individuals who participate using this service and who need special assistance, such as captioning of the conference call or other reasonable accommodations, should submit a request to the contact person listed above at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you experience any technical problems with the conference call, please-mail IACCTechSupport@acclaroresearch.com.

Please visit the IACC Events page for the latest information about the meeting, including registration, remote access information, the agenda, public comment instructions and information about other upcoming IACC events.

Contact Person for this meeting is:

Ms. Lina Perez
Office of Autism Research Coordination
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
6001 Executive Boulevard, NSC
Room 8185a
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-6040
E-mail: IACCpublicinquiries@mail.nih.gov

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