Federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Soliciting Comments for Strategic Plan

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), made up of government officials and members of the autism community, is soliciting comments to revise its strategic plan. The current IACC Strategic Plan can be viewed here.  The last update to the panel’s strategic plan came in 2013.

The advisory panel is looking for public feedback as it prepares to update the government’s priorities for addressing the developmental disorder for the first time in years.  In its Federal Register notice, the IACC said that it is looking for comments from people with autism, family members, service providers, advocates and other interested parties.

Comments should be related to the seven key topics that the panel traditionally addresses — screening and diagnosis, underlying biology of autism, risk factors, treatments and interventions, services, lifespan issues and surveillance and infrastructure.

The IACC is accepting comments on its website, through July 29.