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Summary from IACC Meeting to Finalize Strategic Plan for Autism Research - Autism Speaks Withdraws Support for the Strategic Plan for Autism Research

January 15, 2009

(January 15, 2009) - The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) met on Wednesday, January 14, at the NIH Neuroscience Center Building in Rockville, MD. The IACC is tasked by the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA), P.L. 109-416, with coordinating all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism spectrum disorder, including drafting a Strategic Plan for Autism Research with budgetary requirements.

Senate Subcommittee Approves Funding for CAA

June 21, 2007

(WASHINGTON, DC - June 21, 2007) The Senate Labor Health and Human Services and Education Appropriation Committee today approved full funding for the Combating Autism Act as part of its fiscal 2008 spending bill. Specifically, the bill provides $53.5 million for programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration.