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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 2014
Each year, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) releases its annual list of scientific advances that represent significant progress in the field. The 20 studies selected have given new insight into the complex causes of autism and potential risk factors, studied clues that could lead to earlier diagnosis, and evaluated promising…
Descriptors: Autism, Research, Etiology, Clinical Diagnosis
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 2014
The Combating Autism Act (CAA; Public Law 109-416) and the subsequent Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA; Public Law 112-32) established an Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) to advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services on issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). One responsibility of the IACC is the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Federal Legislation, Advisory Committees
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 2011
In 2010, the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) and Acclaro Research Solutions, Inc., on behalf of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), conducted a comprehensive analysis of the 2009 autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research portfolio of major Federal agencies and private organizations. This is the second annual analysis…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Strategic Planning, Autism, Public Agencies
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 2011
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated 1% of children in the United States and yet many fundamental questions about the biology of ASD, potential risk factors, effective treatments and interventions, and impacts throughout life remain unanswered. Important advances have been made in understanding the complexity of ASD, but additional…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Autism, Public Agencies, Private Financial Support
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 2010
As part of the Combating Autism Act of 2006, the members of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) are required to develop an annual "Summary of Advances" to describe each year's top advances in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research. These advances represent significant progress in the early diagnosis of ASD, understanding the…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Autism, Disability Identification, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 2010
In developing the 2010 Strategic Plan for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Research, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) updated the previous Plan to highlight the most pressing research needs and opportunities for the field today. The Plan, which must be annually updated in accordance with the Combating Autism Act (CAA) of 2006,…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Autism, Public Agencies, Private Financial Support
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 2009
In response to the heightened societal concern over autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Congress passed the Combating Autism Act (CAA) of 2006 (P.L. 109-416). Through this Act, Congress intended to rapidly increase, accelerate the pace and improve coordination of scientific discovery in ASD research. The CAA requires the Interagency Autism…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Autism, Budgets, Research
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 2009
In response to the alarming growth in autism diagnoses, Congress passed the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-416), which established the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) to coordinate all efforts within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services related to ASD. The Combating Autism Act requires that, in addition to…
Descriptors: Human Services, Autism, At Risk Persons, Factor Analysis
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 2009
Each year the members of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee identify recent research findings that made the most impact on the field. For the 2009 Summary of Advances, the IACC selected and summarized 20 studies that gave significant insight into the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the biology of the disorder, potential…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Research, Incidence