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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Public Meeting

Bethesda, MD, and webcast

The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will meet from 9 am to 5 pm to discuss issues related to autism research and services, and the update of the IACC Strategic Plan. The meeting will also be available by live webcast and conference call.

The following information comes from an IACC notice:

"The meeting will be remotely accessible by videocast and conference call.  Members of the public who participate using the conference call phone number will be in listen-only mode. 
"Public Comment – Guidelines:
Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments to the Committee must notify the Contact Person listed on this notice by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 6, 2018, with their request to present oral comments at the meeting, and a written/electronic copy of the oral presentation/statement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
"A limited number of slots for oral comment are available, and in order to ensure that as many different individuals are able to present throughout the year as possible, any given individual only will be permitted to present oral comments once per calendar year (2018).  Only one representative of an organization will be allowed to present oral comments in any given meeting; other representatives of the same group may provide written comments.  If the oral comment session is full, individuals who could not be accommodated are welcome to provide written comments instead.  Commenters will have 3-5 minutes to present their comments depending on the number of commenters, but a longer version may be submitted in writing for the record.  Commenters going beyond their given time slot in the meeting may be asked to conclude immediately in order to allow other comments and presentations to proceed on schedule.   
"Any interested person may submit written public comments to the IACC prior to the meeting by e-mailing the comments to or by submitting comments at the web link: by 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  The comments should include the name and e-mail address for contact purposes, and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.  NIMH anticipates written public comments received by 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 will be presented to the Committee prior to the meeting for the Committee’s consideration.  Any written comments received after the 5:00 p.m. ET, April 10, 2018 deadline through  April 18, 2018 will be provided to the Committee either before or after the meeting, depending on the volume of comments received and the time required to process them in accordance with privacy regulations and other applicable Federal policies.  All written public comments and oral public comment statements received by the deadlines for both oral and written public comments will be provided to the IACC for their consideration and will become part of the public record.  Attachments of copyrighted publications are not permitted, but web links or citations for any copyrighted works cited may be provided.  
"Public Comment – Deadlines: 
Notification of intent to present oral comments: Friday, April 6, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. ET
Submission of written/electronic statement for oral comments: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. ET
Submission of written comments: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. ET

"Conference Call Access:
USA/Canada Phone Number: 1-800-857-9791
Access code: 8959122
"Individuals who participate using this service and who need special assistance, such as captioning of the conference call or other reasonable accommodations, should submit a request to the Contact Person listed below at least five days prior to the meeting.  If you experience any technical problems with the conference call or webcast, please e-mail
"Please visit the IACC Meetings page for the latest information about the meeting, including remote access information, the agenda, materials, and information about prior IACC events.
"Contact Person for this meeting is:
 Ms. Angelice Mitrakas
Office of Autism Research Coordination
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
6001 Executive Boulevard, NSC
Room 6183A
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-435-9269

IAN Attending: 
Event Date(s): 
April 19, 2018