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Upcoming Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Services Subcommittee Conference Call

Posted Nov 16 2010 5:48pm

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will be holding a subcommittee meeting on Monday. This particular meeting is for the services subcommittee .

Here is how the services subcommittee is described:

The IACC Services Subcommittee was created in 2008 to assess and improve services and supports for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Its vision is that one day, all people with ASD will have the services and supports they need and desire throughout their lifespan, helping them to reach their fullest potential.

The current array of services and supports available through Federal, state, and local government agencies and private organizations is a patchwork that varies greatly based on where the person with ASD lives, creating unique challenges for people with ASD and their families as they navigate what is often a fragmented system. As the number of children with ASD increases, the nation’s health, education, and social service systems must respond in turn to meet the needs of this growing population. Many adults with ASD remain undiagnosed and underserved, adding further complexity to meeting their needs.

Government agencies, private service organizations, and families must partner to improve and coordinate services to serve a broad spectrum of needs as, ultimately, the success of people with ASD will be largely dependent on the availability and quality of services and supports offered in their communities. The Services Subcommittee recognizes this fact and is working to support a strong services research base, and to raise the profile of ASD services and supports, and to ensure that appropriate, effective, and cost efficient service systems are developed and implemented in communities to improve the quality of life for people with ASD and their families.

Here is the announcement for the meeting:

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Services Subcommittee

Please join us for an IACC Services Subcommittee conference call that will take place on Monday, November 29, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

Agenda: The subcommittee will discuss recommendations from the IACC workshop on services and supports that was held on November 8, 2010.

Members of the public who participate using the conference call phone number below will be able to listen to the meeting, but will not be heard.

Conference Call Access
USA/Canada Phone Number: 888-456-0356
Access code: 1427016

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 e-mail IACCTechSupport@acclaroresearch.com.

Please visit the IACC Events page for the latest information about the meeting, including registration, remote access information, the agenda 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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