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Friday, September 19, 2008

Reminder: IACC Comments Due

Today is the last day to submit comments to the Services Subcommittee of the Inter-Agency Autism Coordinating Committee on issues relating to services for the autistic population. The official notice can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-08-016.html, and comments should be sent to iaccservices@mail.nih.gov.

The fact that the committee is requesting comments on services is a direct consequence of all the pressure it has gotten from neurodiversity activists. When it was first established in 2006, the IACC was basically Curebie Central, focused entirely on cure and prevention research. It is now showing much more willingness to pay attention to the needs and concerns of autistic people. We need to take advantage of this opportunity and get as many comments submitted as we reasonably can.

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has prepared a list of talking points to help with putting together last-minute comments on service-related issues. Responses should be limited to one page and should contain NOT-MH-08-016 in the subject line.

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  • Thanks much , abfh, I'm finishing mine up right now. The talking points put out by ASAN are very helpful.

    By Blogger hollywoodjaded, at 11:27 AM  

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