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September meeting and webcast will address need for greater research on and awareness of medical conditions associated with autism
August 20, 2014

 

The federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) invites the public to a workshop titled “Under-recognized Co-occurring Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder” on Sept. 23, 9 am to 5 pm ET. The meeting, which will be webcast, will take place at the National Institutes of Health, John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Pledges to Put Science to Work for Families

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer pledges to put science to work for families

July 02, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 2, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Ring, Ph.D., its chief science officer, as a public member of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). Comprised of both Federal and Public members, the IACC advises the government on federally funded autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and related activities, and provides a forum for public input on these issues.

Newly appointed to the IACC, Autism Speaks' chief science officer redoubles pledge to put science to work for families
July 02, 2014

Today, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced the appointment of Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Rob Ring as a new public member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). The committee advises the government on federally funded autism research and related activities. It also provides a forum for public input on these issues.

June 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2014) -- Less than 24 hours after being approved by the House, legislation renewing the federal government's funding response to autism for another five years cleared the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. It heads now to the Senate floor.

June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2014) -- The U.S. House of Representatives tonight approved a five-year extension of federal funding for autism research, monitoring and other activities with strong bipartisan support. A Senate committee plans to take up the bill tomorrow as Congress races a September 30 deadline to get final legislation before President Obama.

June 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (June 10, 2014) -- Legislation to renew and rename the Combating Autism Act was introduced in the Senate while a House version cleared committee and was sent to the House floor. Renamed Autism CARES (the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act), the legislation is now identical in both houses of Congress and would continue federal funding for autism research and other activites at an annual $260 million level for another five years.

May 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2014) -- A House committee closely questioned federal officials today about the prioritization of genetic over environmental research on autism, as well as the controls in place to assure research dollars are spent most effectively. Members from both parties of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, however, made clear they were not interested in cutting federal funding for autism research.