The Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of individuals to serve as non-federal public members on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, a federal advisory committee established in accordance with the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-416, PDF – 49 KB) and reauthorized by the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-157, PDF – 211 KB). The Committee, composed of federal officials and public stakeholders, provides recommendations and advice to the Secretary of HHS regarding issues related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including ASD research and services activities.
The Office of the Secretary of HHS has directed the Office of Autism Research Coordination to assist the Department in conducting an open and transparent nomination process. Nominations of new public members are encouraged, and current members may also be re-nominated to continue to serve. Self-nominations and nominations of other individuals are both permitted. Final selections and appointments of public members will be made by the Secretary. The period of service will be from the time of appointment through September 30, 2019.
The call for nominations opened on October 1, 2014 and will close on November 14, 2014.
Please click on the links below for information about the committee, and the requirements and instructions for submitting a nomination.
• 2014 IACC Call for Nominations Announcement
• IACC Press Release: Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee to Continue into 2019; HHS Seeks Nominations for Public Membership
• Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Website