The U. S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) was scheduled to hold a two day workshop on planning for an update of the Strategic Plan. Draft documents outlining progress and gaps in research had been prepared including input from experts outside the IACC, and those experts were scheduled to attend next week. But with a hurricane bear in down on the greater Washington DC area, the workshop had to be cancelled.
The email announcement is below.
In light of the near certainty that Hurricane Sandy will create dangerous conditions in the Washington, DC area, the fact that many people–including some subcommittee co-chairs– will not be able to attend the workshop in person due to the storm, the warning that there will likely be massive power outages, and the expected severe disruptions in transportation systems, the IACC Strategic Planning Workshop scheduled to take place Monday and Tuesday, October 29 th and 30 th has been CANCELLED.
While I am sure the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) are already working on a backup plan for the meeting, let’s wish them and all the people who have been and will be affected by the storm well.
By Matt Carey
Note: I serve as a public member to the IACC, but my comment here and elsewhere are my own.