Meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee: July 8, 2014

20 Jun

The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will 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

The announcement is below.

Meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

Please join us for an IACC Full Committee meeting that will take place on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET at The Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Conference Rooms C and D, Rockville, Maryland 20852. 

Onsite registration will begin at 8:00a.m.

Agenda: The committee will discuss committee business, agency updates and issues related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and services activities.

Meeting location:

The Neuroscience Center

6001 Executive Boulevard, Conference Rooms C and D

Rockville, Maryland 20852


 Nearest Metro stop:

White Flint Metro Station – Red Line

In the interest of security, 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 upon entrance to the Neuroscience Center.


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: Monday, June 30th by 5:00p.m. ET

Submission of written/electronic statement for oral comments: Tuesday, July 1st by 5:00p.m. ET

Submission of written comments: Tuesday, July 1st 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: 888-946-7606

Access code: 9653752

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 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

By Matt Carey

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

2 Responses to “Meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee: July 8, 2014”

  1. Nancy M. Rene June 21, 2014 at 03:47 #

    I hope future meetings will be held in different locations so that those of us outside the DC area can participate in person

    • Sullivan (Matt Carey) June 21, 2014 at 06:13 #

      that would be good. It would be a good suggestion to submit. I would have loved to attend before I was appointed but the cost was too great.

      That said, the laws restrict meeting costs. They can’t even hold a meeting in DC. They are held on NIH campus to conserve costs. I doubt they would be able to hold a full meeting outside of DC due to these cost-savings rules.

      The previous IACC held a “town hall” at UC Davis. I’m not sure how that was managed, but some sort of stakeholder input meeting might make sense outside of DC.

      All these are my own opinions and are not those of the IACC.

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