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US Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee publishes its selection of the 20 most-significant research studies of last year
April 18, 2014

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has published its selections of the twenty most-significant autism research studies of 2013. The 2013 IACC Summary of Advances highlights these studies and lists all of the 94 research papers that were nominated by its committee members.

Self-advocates, families and autism professionals invited to weigh in on research to explore effects of new diagnostic criteria for ASD
April 17, 2014

The National Institutes of Health is inviting input from self-advocates, family members, health professionals and scientists on research that can explore the effects of the new diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

November 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC  (November 25, 2013) -- Autism Speaks reiterated its call for close monitoring of federal autism research spending to assure that scarce dollars are used efficiently in studying the nation's fastest growing developmental disability.

October 04, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (October 4, 2013) -- The Interagency Autism Coordinating Council (IACC) has alerted stakeholders that its October 9 meeting has been cancelled due to the federal government shutdown. The October 29 meeting remains on the schedule pending further developments with the budget impasse.

July 10, 2013

BETHESDA, MD (July 10, 2013) -- The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) was presented troubling data on the severity and pervasiveness of gastrointestinal disorders affecting children and adults with autism, coupled with a lack of awareness and response from the medical community.