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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Meets July 8 - Full Day Webcast

Public invited to attend in person or via live videocast and call-in; Autism Speaks CSO Rob Ring joins as new public member
July 07, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has announced the agenda for the Tuesday, July 8th meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). See below.

The public is invited to attend in person or via live videocast or conference call. The meeting takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, in the Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Blvd, Conference Rooms C and D, Rockville, Maryland. (Map and directions here.) On-site registration is from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Robert Ring is joining the committee as a new public member. (Read more about Dr. Ring’s appointment here.)

The IACC advises the government on federally funded autism research and related activities. It also provides a forum for public input on these issues.

Time Event
  9:00 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, Roll Call and Approval of Minutes

Thomas Insel, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Chair, IACC

Susan Daniels, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC), NIMH
Executive Secretary, IACC

  9:15 Science Update

Thomas Insel, M.D.
Director, NIMH
Chair, IACC

  9:30 OARC/IACC Update

Susan Daniels, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC), NIMH
Executive Secretary, IACC

  9:45 Neuroimaging the Full Spectrum of Autism

David G. Amaral, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Chair, Beneto Foundation
Director of Research, UC Davis MIND Institute
University of California, Davis
Director, Autism BrainNet

 10:15 Autism BrainNet

David G. Amaral, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Chair, Beneto Foundation
Director of Research, UC Davis MIND Institute
University of California, Davis
Director, Autism BrainNet

Alison Singer, M.B.A.
President
Autism Science Foundation
Member, IACC

 10:45 Break
 11:00 NIH NeuroBioBank

Michelle P. Freund, Ph.D.
Chief
Neurotechnology and Molecular Biotechnology Programs
Office of Technology Development and Coordination
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

 11:20 Briefing on State of the States

Sonya Bowen, M.S.W.
Health Insurance Specialist
Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group
Division of Long-Term Services and Supports
Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

 11:50 Lunch
   1:00 p.m. Public Comment
   1:30 Discussion of Public Comment
   1:45 Update on the South Carolina Children's Educational Surveillance Study (SUCCESS)

Laura Carpenter, Ph.D., BCBA
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Medical University of South Carolina

   2:15 Break
   2:30 Panel on Autism Trajectories

2:30

Audrey Thurm, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

2:50

Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Founding Director, Center for Autism and Related
Disorders, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences, School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

3:10

Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
Director
Center for Autism and the Developing Brain
DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

3:30 - Discussion

   4:00 Round Robin

4:00 - An Insider's Perspective on Autism

Noah Britton, M.A.
Self-Advocate
Member, IACC

4:15 - Teen Transition

Sally Burton-Hoyle, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Eastern Michigan University
Department of Special Education
College of Education
Member, IACC

4:30 - Nevada's Autism Treatment Assistance Program (ATAP)

Jan Crandy
Case Manager
Nevada's State Autism Treatment Assistance Program
Member, IACC

4:45 - Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Programs

John O'Brien, M.A.
Senior Policy Advisor
Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
U.S. Department of Health and Services
Member, IACC

   5:00 Adjournment