The IHS partners with the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), a Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The IACC includes both Federal and public members to ensure that a wide range of ideas and perspectives are represented and discussed in a public forum. The committee reconvened in November 2015 to begin a new session under the Autism CARES Act.
The IACC mission is to:
- Provide advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding Federal activities related to autism spectrum disorder.
- Facilitate the exchange of information on and coordination of ASD activities among the member agencies and organizations.
- Increase public understanding of the member agencies' activities, programs, policies, and research by providing a public forum for discussions related to ASD research and services.
- IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder 2018-2019
- Update Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research 2019
- Portfolio Analysis Report IACC Autism Spectrum Disorder Research 2016
- Publications Analysis Autism Spectrum Disorder Research The Global Landscape of Autism Research 2012
- Report to Congress on Activities Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities FY 2014 - FY 2018
- Autism Reports - Various Reports from 2001-2020
- Transition Aged Youth on the Autism Spectrum — 3-part webinar from HHS's the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Office of the National Autism Coordinator (ONAC) and the National Institute of Mental Health's Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)