Release of the IACC Summary of Advances in ASD Research and Updates on Autism Awareness Month Activities

1 Apr

Below is a copy of the email the IACC sent out today with research advances and updates on Autism Awareness Month activities.

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and Office of Autism Research Coordination are pleased to announce that the 2010 IACC Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research was released and posted to the IACC website today in conjunction with Department of Health and Human Services celebration of “National Autism Awareness Month” and the United Nations designated “World Autism Awareness Day” on April 2, 2011. The 2010 IACC Summary of Advances is a collection of brief summaries covering the twenty research findings and associated publications that the IACC felt made the most significant contributions to autism biomedical and services research in 2010.

Please feel free to visit the pages below for more information on the IACC Summary of Advances and National Autism Awareness Month activities.

IACC and Department of Health and Human Services information:

-IACC Home Page: http://iacc.hhs.gov/

-IACC News Update on Release of the 2010 Summary of Advances

The 2010 IACC Summary of Advances in ASD Research

-Blog: IACC Chairman, Dr. Thomas Insel, highlights recent progress in honor of National Autism Awareness Month

-Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ Statement on National Autism Awareness Month

-Department of Health and Services homepage spotlights Autism Awareness Month: http://www.hhs.gov/

Release of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Report to Congress on Activities Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities Under the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (FY 2006-FY 2009)

-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Announcement for Autism Awareness Month

Upcoming IACC Full Committee Meeting April 11, 2011, featuring special presentations in recognition of National Autism Awareness Month

Additional Autism Awareness information:

United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Statement Regarding World Autism Awareness Day

We wish everyone the best as we reflect this month on the significance of our work together to improve the lives of people with autism and their families.

Sincerely,

The Office of Autism Research Coordination

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