My Appointment to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

By on March 30, 2012

Last fall, President Obama signed the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act, which ensures that Federal autism research and services programs will continue without disruption. The act also directs the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) to continue charting a course for autism spectrum disorder research while simultaneously advancing the delivery of needed services.

Shortly after the act was signed, I received a call asking if...

Katie Miller’s IACC Testimony (Autism)

By on March 20, 2008

Katie Miller delivered a controversial testimony to the IACC committee on March 14, 2007. Wrong Planet previously covered the IACC meeting in these articles. Katie Miller has given Wrong Planet exclusive rights to publish her testimony on the Internet.

Read on for the entirety of the comments Katie made to members of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Meeting: Debriefing

By on March 15, 2008

Yesterday, I attended a Washington, DC meeting of the IACC, a US governmental administrative committee that decides where to invest federal autism research money. The meeting took up the entire day. The most interesting part of the event was probably the last hour when people were permitted to make comments.

Various members of the autistic community were present at the meeting to express their discontent with the current state of Autism...

Speaking to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committe

By on March 13, 2008

I was invited by Ari of ASAN to speak at the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee this Friday. The IACC, for those of you who don’t know, is a body of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) that determines where to give grants for Autism research. In other words, this is the part of the government that chooses what gets studied about Autism. Like most government meetings, this one is being held in Washington, DC so all I have...