Tune in: Research and health-related webcasts of interest to the autism community

A regularly updated listing of presentations on new research and autism healthcare - including archived podcasts and videos

October 22, 2018

Advances in autism research and healthcare

Webinars sponsored by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network & the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health

Advances in Autism Research & Care (AARC) is a free, monthly webinar series sponsored by the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) and the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN). Webinar topics alternate between research reports by ATN/AIR-P investigators and trending topics in autism healthcare. Though aimed primarily at educating healthcare providers, the webinars are open to the public. We extend a special welcome to members of the autism community.

Upcoming webinars include:

Reducing disparities in service receipt among children and families with autism spectrum disorder, led by developmental disabilities and social policy researcher Sandy Magaña (University of Texas at Austin)  

Oct 24, 2018, 2 – 3 pm ET

Register

Recent webinars included:

Early Brain Development in Autism
By neuropsychologist Heather Hazlett, a leading expert on brain development in autism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Send us your topic suggestions:

We would love your input on topics and presenters for our autism healthcare and research series. Our goal is to identify relevant topics and broaden our audience – starting with you. We are excited to collaborate and hear about your various research interests. If you have an autism-related topic that you want to learn more about, please fill out this short surveyFind links to all our past webinars here.  


Jan 16, 2019 meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee


The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will hold its next quarterly meeting on Jan 16, 2018, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, with a live webcast. The full-day meeting is open to the public and includes a public comment period. The IACC coordinates federal efforts related to autism.

Autism Speaks encourages members of the autism community to participate and make their views known. Learn more and register to provide public comment here.

 

ARCHIVED WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND PODCASTS 

Facebook Live Chat: The Autism Speaks Strategic Plan for Science 2018.

Autim Speaks Chief Science Officer Tom Frazier takes questions on the 2018 Autism Speaks Strategic Plan for Science

On December 14, 2017, Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Tom Frazier and Chief Program and Marketing Officer Lisa Goring discussed Autism Speaks’ newly released Strategic Plan for Science 2018-2020 and took your questions. 

Watch here

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2018 IACC Workshop: Addressing the Health Needs of People on the Autism Spectrum

Video of IACC workshop on health needs of people who have autism

On Sept 27, 2018, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee hosted a full day workshop on improved approaches to address the health needs of people who have autism. Watch the full video and/or consult the agenda to find specific presentations of interest.

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Past meetings of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee 

The federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) holds quarterly meetings at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The full-day meeting is open to the public and includes a public comment period. It can also be viewed via live webcast from 9 am to 5 pm. The IACC is charged with overseeing and coordinating autism-related research and services across federal agencies and departments within the National Institutes of Health. Autism Speaks encourages members of the autism community to participate in the meeting and make their views known.

Register to attend here.

Find meeting agendas  here.

View archived webcasts here.