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Autism Fact Sheet

ASD factsheet

OUR MISSION AND VISION

The Indian Health Service mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level and the vision is creating healthy communities and quality health care systems through strong partnerships and culturally responsive practices.

The IHS Division of Behavioral Health Indian Children's Program provides training via the IHS Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence. These services equip healthcare providers working in the IHS, tribal, and urban Indian Health system with the training and education needed to provide excellent care for American Indian and Alaska Native youth with autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

INTERAGENCY AUTISM COORDINATING COMMITEE

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is a federal advisory committee that coordinates federal efforts and provides advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on issues related to autism spectrum disorder. Through its inclusion of both federal and public members, the Committee helps to ensure that a wide range of ideas and perspectives are represented and discussed in a public forum. The Committee will reconvene to begin a new session under the Autism CARES Act of 2019.

IACC Resources