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IACC meeting Agenda for 9 April, 2013

Posted Apr 09 2013 12:12am

Tomorrow is a meeting of the U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. Full information is on her IACC website. This includes the agenda .

9:00 AM Welcome and Roll Call    
Thomas Insel, M.D.   
Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Chair, IACC   
Susan Daniels, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Office of Autism Research Coordination, NIMH and Executive Secretary, IACC   

9:05  Update from Administration for Children and Families   
Linda Smith
Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early  Childhood Development Administration for Children and Families (ACF)   

9:15 Changes in Prevalence of Parent-reported Autism Spectrum Disorder in School-aged U.S. Children: 2007 to 2011-2012     
Stephen Blumberg, Ph.D. 
Acting Associate Director for Science Division of Health Interview Statistics National Center for Health Statistics   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)     
Michael Kogan, Ph.D 
Director, Office of Epidemiology and Research   Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

9:45  Project SEARCH at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)   
Maureen Gormley, M.P.H., M.A., R.N.  
Chief Operating Officer, NIH Clinical Center 

10:15  Break 

10:30  Panel on Minimally Verbal Children with Autism    

10:30  NIH Autism Centers of Excellence Update 

Alice Kau, Ph.D.
Program Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 

10:40  NIH Workshop on Nonverbal School-Aged Children with Autism 

Connie Kasari, Ph.D. 
Professor of Psychological Studies in Education and Psychiatry University of California, Los Angeles 
Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.
Director, Developmental Science Program Boston University 

10:55 Communication Growth in Minimally Verbal Children with Autism 
Connie Kasari, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychological Studies in Education and Psychiatry University of California, Los Angeles  

11:20 Minimally Verbal ASD: From Basic Mechanisms to Innovative Interventions 
Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.
Director, Developmental Science Program Boston University 

11:45 Q&A with Committee 

12:00  Autism NOW Website 
Katherine Cargill-Willis
Program Specialist Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) Administration for Community Living (ACL)   

Amy Goodman, Kevin Wenzel, and Karen Wolf-Branigin  
The Arc

12:20 PM Lunch 

1:00  Oral Public Comments Session 

1:30  IACC Member Discussion of Public Comments  

2:00   IACC Business     

2:00 Science Update       
Thomas Insel, M.D.    
Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Chair, IACC     

2:10 Introductory Comments and OARC/IACC Update 
Thomas Insel, M.D.    
Director, NIMH and Chair, IACC    
Susan Daniels, Ph.D.   
Acting Director, Office of Autism Research Coordination, NIMH and  Executive Secretary, IACC 

2:25 Update from Subcommittee for Basic and Translational Research  

Question 1 Planning Group 
DSM-5 Planning Group   

2:45 Update from Subcommittee for Services Research and Policy 

3:00 Break 

3:15 Committee Discussion     

5:20  Wrap-Up 

5:30  Adjournment

I am extremely pleased to see this focus on minimally verbal autistics in this meeting. This is a focus area I and others have asked for.


By Matt Carey

Note: I serve as a public member to the IACC but my comments here and elsewhere are my own.


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