Listen to today's IACC meeting. Topics include Somali autism population, costs of autism and more. We need to make sure autism is seen as the severe disability it is for so many Americans and their families and not gloss over the challenges. Read about this 23 year old who doesn't speak at all sitting in a Mass mental facility awaiting a competency trial after having beaten his mother. THIS is autism. We need to sound the alarm that autism is far more than a mere "difference." Our voices matter too.
|10:00 a.m.||Call to Order and Opening Remarks
Thomas Insel, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health and Chair, IACC
|10:10||Review and Approval of October 22, 2010 Minutes|
|10:15||Strategic Plan Update - Discussion and Votes|
|1:30||Strategic Plan Update - Discussion and Votes (continued)|
Coleen Boyle, Ph.D.
Acting Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and IACC Member
Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and IACC Member
Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks and IACC Member
Lyn Redwood, R.N., M.S.N.
Co-Founder and Vice President, Coalition for Safe Minds and Co-chair, Safety Subcommittee
Alison Singer, M.B.A.
President, Autism Science Foundation and Co-chair, Safety Subcommittee
Ellen W. Blackwell, M.S.W.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Co-chair, Services Subcommittee
President and CEO, Autism Society and Co-chair, Services Subcommittee