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Autism Speaks' Rob Ring to Serve on Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

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.

Neuroscience 2013: Q&A with NIMH Chief Tom Insel

The director of the National Institutes of Mental Health discusses the future of autism diagnosis, treatment and research
November 11, 2013

Following a National Institutes of Health press conference at Neuroscience 2013, in San Diego, National Institute of Mental Health Director Tom Insel sat down with Autism Speaks to talk about the future of autism research, diagnosis and treatment.


Study Confirms “Optimal Outcomes” Rare but Real among Children with Autism

January 16, 2013

Some children diagnosed with autism in early childhood reach “optimal outcomes” with levels of function similar to their typical peers. The findings appear today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

July 19, 2011 IACC Meeting Summary

July 21, 2011

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) met on Tuesday, July 19, at the Bethesda Marriott Pooks Hill in Bethesda, Md.

IACC Chair and NIMH Director Thomas Insel, M.D. opened the IACC’s business by highlighting research developments since the last IACC meeting. Dr. Insel identified many studies of interest, including the following subjects: