Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of an Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) meeting.
The purpose of the IACC meeting is to discuss recommendations for the annual update of the IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorders Research. The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible by webcast and conference call.
Name of Committee: Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC).
Type of meeting: Open.
Date: October 23, 2009.
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.* Eastern Time—*Approximate end time.
Agenda: A presentation by a panel of parents of children with autism; a presentation on Applied Behavioral Analysis by Dr. Tony Charman; and discussion of recommendations for updating the IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorders Research.
Place: The National Institutes of Health, Main Campus, William H. Natcher Conference Center, 45 Center Drive, Conference Rooms E1/E2, Bethesda, MD 20892.
Webcast Live: http://videocast.nih.gov/.
Conference Call Access: Dial: 888-455-2920; Access code: 3132846.
Cost: The meeting is free and open to the public.
Registration: http://www.acclaroresearch.com/oarc/10-23-09_IACC/. Pre-registration is recommended to expedite check-in. Seating in the meeting room is limited to room capacity and on a first come, first served basis.
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Contact Person: Ms. Lina Perez, Office of Autism Research Coordination, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8200, Bethesda, MD 20892-9669, Phone: 301-443-6040, E-mail: IACCPublicInquiries@mail.nih.gov.
Please Note: Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments to the Committee must notify the Contact Person listed on this notice at least 10 days in advance of the meeting. Interested individuals and representatives of organizations must submit a letter of intent, a brief description of the organization represented, and a written/electronic copy of the oral presentation/statement at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. A printed/electronic copy of the comment/statement provided by the deadline is required prior to the oral presentation; the document will become a part of the public record. Only one representative of an organization will be allowed to present oral comments and presentations will be limited to three to five minutes per speaker, depending on number of speakers to be accommodated within the allotted time. Speakers will be assigned a time to speak in order of the date and time when their request to speak is received, along with the required written statement submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
In addition, any interested person may submit written comments to the IACC prior to the meeting by sending the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. All written statements received by the deadline for both oral and written public comment will be provided to the IACC for their consideration.
The meeting will be open to the public through a conference call phone number and webcast live on the Internet. Individuals who participate in person or by using these electronic services and who need special assistance, such as captioning of the conference call or other reasonable accommodations, should submit a request at least 7 days prior to the meeting.
NIH has instituted stringent security procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center. This center combines visitor parking, non-commercial vehicle inspection and visitor ID processing, all in one location. The NIH will process all visitors in vehicles or as pedestrians. You will be asked to submit to a vehicle or personal inspection and will be asked to state the purpose of your visit. Visitors over 15 years of age must provide a form of government-issued ID such as a driver's license or passport. All visitors should be prepared to have their personal belongings inspected and to go through metal detection inspection.
When driving to NIH, plan some extra time to get through the security checkpoints. Be aware that visitor parking lots on the NIH campus can fill up quickly. The NIH campus is also accessible via the metro Red Line, Medical Center Station. The Natcher Conference Center is a 5-minute walk from the Medical Center Metro Station.
Additional NIH campus visitor information is available at: http://www.nih.gov/about/visitor/index.htm.
As a part of security procedures, attendees should be prepared to present a photo ID at the meeting registration desk during the check-in process. Pre-registration is recommended. Seating will be limited to the room capacity and seats will be on a first come, first served basis, with expedited check-in for those who are pre-registered.
Members of the public who participate using the conference call phone number will be able to listen to the meeting but will not be heard.
To access the webcast live on the Internet the following computer capabilities are required: (A) Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, Netscape Navigator 6.0 or later or Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or later; (B) Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server or Vista; (C) Stable 56k, cable modem, ISDN, DSL or better Internet connection; (D) Minimum of Pentium 400 with 256 MB of RAM (Recommended); (E) Java Virtual Machine enabled (Recommended).
Meeting schedule is subject to change.
Information about the IACC is available on the website: http://www.iacc.hhs.gov.Start Signature
Dated: September 28, 2009
Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-23975 Filed 10-5-09; 8:45 am]
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