IACC meeting coming up: submit comments now

20 Jun

The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will hold a meeting on July 8th. Public comments will be accepted until July 1st. I would strongly encourage stakeholders to submit public comments. Be heard. The contact email address is: IACCPublicInquiries@mail.nih.gov

Here is the call for comments from the meeting announcement:

Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments to the Committee must notify the Contact Person listed on this notice by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, June 30, 2014, with their request to present oral comments at the meeting. Interested individuals and representatives of organizations must submit a written/electronic copy of the oral presentation/statement including a brief description of the organization represented by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Statements submitted will become a part of the public record. Only one representative of an organization will be allowed to present oral comments and presentations will be limited to three to five minutes per speaker, depending on the number of speakers to be accommodated within the allotted time. Speakers will be assigned a time to speak in the order of the date and time when their request to speak is received, along with the required submission of the written/electronic statement by the specified deadline.

In addition, any interested person may submit written comments to the IACC prior to the meeting by sending the comments to the Contact Person listed on this notice by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The comments should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. NIMH anticipates written public comments received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 will be presented to the Committee prior to the meeting for the Committee’s consideration. Any written comments received after the 5:00 p.m. EST, July 1, 2014 deadline through July 7, 2014 will be provided to the Committee either before or after the meeting, depending on the volume of comments received and the time required to process them in accordance with privacy regulations and other applicable Federal policies. All written public comments and oral public comment statements received by the deadlines for both oral and written public comments will be provided to the IACC for their consideration and will become part of the public record.

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 “IACC meeting coming up: submit comments now”


  1. Meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee: July 8, 2014 | Left Brain Right Brain - June 20, 2014

    […] hold a full committee meeting on July 8. People can attend in person or listen and watch remotely. I would strongly encourage autistics and parents to be heard by submitting public comments (via […]

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