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Archived News: In Research and Intervention
May 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Releases Annual List of Scientific Advances!

Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) releases its annual list of scientific advances that represent significant progress in the field. According to the IACC, “The 20 studies selected have given new insight into the complex causes of autism and potential risk factors, studied clues that could lead to earlier diagnosis, and evaluated promising early intervention strategies. The advances also address the prevalence of ASD both in the United States and internationally, as well as the service needs of people with ASD across the lifespan.” The articles chosen for the 2012 Summary of Advances are selected by the IACC from a pool of peer-reviewed articles, which are then grouped according to the questions of the IACC Strategic Plan for ASD Research. VCU-ACE is pleased to share that an article co-authored by Executive Director, Paul Wehman, Ph.D. was chosen for inclusion under Question 6: What Does the Future Hold, Particularly for Adults? Please visit the IACC website to review the entire list!

 

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