Meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee January 14, 2014

17 Dec

Below is the announcement emailed by OARC (the Office of Autism Research Coordination) announcing the next Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee meeting. The meeting will be held on January 14th. Deadline for submission of comments is January 7th.

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

Meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
Please join us for an IACC Full Committee meeting that will take place on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET at the National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, C Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6, Bethesda, MD 20892.  Onsite registration will begin at 8:00a.m.

Agenda: The committee will discuss and finalize the 2013 IACC Strategic Plan Update and discuss committee business, agency updates and issues related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and services activities.

Meeting location: National Institutes of Health

31 Center Drive

Building 31, C Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6

Bethesda, MD 20892

Nearest Metro stop:

Medical Center – Red Line

In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus.  All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver’s license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.


The meeting will be open to the public and pre-registration is recommended. Seating will be limited to the room capacity and seats will be on a first come, first served basis, with expedited check-in for those who are pre-registered. Please visit the IACC website for access and information about registering.

Public Comment – Deadlines:

Notification of intent to present oral comments: Tuesday, January 7th by 5:00p.m. ET

Submission of written/electronic statement for oral comments: Wednesday, January 8th by 5:00p.m. ET

Submission of written comments: Wednesday, January 8th by 5:00p.m. ET

Remote Access:

The meeting will be remotely accessible by videocast  ( and conference call. Members of the public who participate using the conference call phone number will only be able to listen to the meeting.

Conference Call Access
USA/Canada Phone Number: 888-769-9402
Access code: 4632869

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 five days prior to the meeting. If you experience any technical problems with the conference call, please e-mail at or call the IACC Technical Support Help Line at 415-652-8023.

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

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