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Inter-agency Autism Coordinating Committee Seeks Information

September 29, 2008

On behalf of the Inter-agency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), the National Institute of Mental Health has issued a Requests for Information (RFI):

Response Due 9/30/08: IACC Draft Strategic Plan for ASD Research is Available for Comment.The purpose of this time-sensitive RFI is to seek comments on the draft Strategic Plan from ASD stakeholders such as individuals with ASD and their families, autism advocates, scientists, health professionals, therapists, educators, officials of state and local programs for ASD, and the public at large. Please see the official RFI notice NOT-MH-08-021 at for more information and instructions for responding by the deadline of September 30, 2008. Responses should be directed to Please note: The draft Strategic Plan does not include cost estimates for implementation. However, the IACC has formed a workgroup to advise the IACC about the budgetary requirements needed to fulfill the research objectives described in the draft Strategic Plan. The IACC will review the workgroup recommendations at its next meeting on November 21, 2008.

For more information about the IACC, please see