Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s (IACC) Services Research and Policy Subcommittee Conference Call and Webinar

10 Sep

The Services Research and Policy Subcommittee of the U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will hold a conference call on Wednesday. More details can be found here.

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s (IACC) Services Research and Policy Subcommittee Conference Call and Webinar

Please join us for a conference call and webinar of the IACC’s Services Research and Policy Subcommittee on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. ET. The subcommittee will discuss plans for developing a 2012 IACC Strategic Plan Progress Update that will describe recent progress that has been made in the autism field and identify remaining gap areas in research.

The phone number and access code for the call and the webinar link are provided below. Members of the public who participate using the conference call phone number will be able to listen to the meeting, but will not be heard.

Conference Call Access
USA/Canada Phone Number: 800-369-3130
Access code: 1524980

Webinar Access

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 below at least five days prior to the meeting. If you experience any technical problems with the webcast or conference call, please e-mail or call the IACC Technical Support Help Line at 443-680-0098.

Please visit the IACC Events page for the latest information about the meeting, 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 6182A
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-6040

By Matt Carey

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

One Response to “Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s (IACC) Services Research and Policy Subcommittee Conference Call and Webinar”

  1. Evi September 28, 2012 at 19:52 #

    Ignorant attorney blames abuse against autistic man on autism itself. Wow. Just amazing. So now it’s the autistic person’s fault for being autistic. And any caregiver that abuses the severely autistic person must be under so much stress that these poor abusive caregivers need counseling and support.

    Here’s response one person had to this disgusting attorney’s ignorance about autism.

    “It’s interesting that in the video clips shown of these abusive caregivers, in no clip is the autistic young man exhibiting behaviors that would give a caregiver an excuse to abuse the young man. In fact, upon careful analysis, which apparently you haven’t done, you see these caregivers are bothered by the autistic young man’s getting up and needing to be walked, comforted or cared for. Instead of comforting or caring for the young man, viewers see in these clips that the caregivers are busy texting on their phones, sitting and closing their eyes as if trying to sleep or watching a movie on their lap top. Good try Mr. Spital, in attempting to downplay and minimize the horrific abuse against severely autistic people in our community. But we aren’t buying it.”

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