IACC services subcommittee meeting tomorrow

23 Jul

The services subcommittee doesn’t get the blogging attention as the full committee meeting. No chance for a discussion of “epidemics” or vaccines. It is well worth the time to listen in, for whatever time you can, to see how this process works. Even more, it is well worth being informed so that you can get involved.

I just got this via email:

A Town Hall Meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Services Subcommittee

A Town Hall meeting of the IACC Services Subcommittee will take place on Friday, July 24, 2009 from 10:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT at the 2009 Autism Society National Conference

Pheasant Run Resort and Spa
4051 East Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available in the main room and overflow room. The meeting  will begin with a 30 minute presentation by members of the IACC, followed by an open microphone session in which comments may be shared on topics related to services for people with ASD. Topics of particular interest include: Questions 5 and 6 of the IACC Strategic Plan for ASD Research: “Where can I turn for services?” and “What does the future hold?” Additional suggested topics: Services for adults, community issues, family support, school services, provider services, infrastructure, evidence-based services and supports, health and safety, early diagnosis, transition to adulthood, therapies and treatments, and health and dental care.

The latest information about the meeting, including online registration and remote access can be found at: http://iacc.hhs.gov/events/2009/services-subcommittee-town-hall-mtg-announcement-July24.shtml. The meeting flyer can also be found on the IACC events web page.

Remote participation: Written comments on ASD services issues are welcome in advance, during and after the meeting until July 31, 2009 at: iaccservices@mail.nih.gov. Written comments received before or during the meeting may be shared with the audience by the moderators as time permits.

For more information about the IACC, please visit www.iacc.hhs.gov.

The IACC also can now be found on Twitter (www.twitter.com/IACC_Autism).

The 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 8200
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-6040

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