National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Meeting

Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Services Subcommittee of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC).

The purpose of the Services Subcommittee is to review the current state of services and supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families in order to improve these services. The Subcommittee meeting will be conducted as a telephone conference call with presentations on the Web. This meeting is open for the public to call in to listen and to access the Web presentations. The Subcommittee will report on its meeting at the next meeting of the IACC on November 21, 2008.

Name of Committee: Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC).

Type of meeting: Services Subcommittee Conference Call and Webinar.

Date: September 15, 2008.

Time:9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Agenda: To review the status of incoming public comments for an ongoing Request for Information, and to discuss preparations for presentations on ASD services for the IACC meeting on November 21, 2008.

Place: Conference Call and Webinar.To Access the Web:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/647491470. To Access the Conference Call: Dial: 888-455-2920, Access code: 385787.

Contact Person: Azik Schwechter, PhD, Office of Autism Research Coordination, Office of the Director, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, 6001 Executive Boulevard, NSC, Room 8203a, Bethesda, MD 20892-9669, 301-443-7163, IACCPublicInquiries@mail.nih.gov.

Please note:

The workgroup meeting will be open to the public through a conference call phone number and a Web presentation tool on the Internet. Individuals who participate 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 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

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. There may be an opportunity for members of the public to submit written comments during the workgroup meeting through the Web presentation tool. Submitted comments will be reviewed after the meeting. If you experience any technical problems with the web presentation tool, please contact GoToWebinar at (800) 263-6317.

To access the Web presentation tool 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(r) 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)

Information about the IACC is available on the Web site:http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/scientific-meetings/recurring-meetings/iacc/index.shtml.

(Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.242, Mental Health Research Grants; 93.281, Scientist Development Award, Scientist Development Award for Clinicians, and Research Scientist Award; 93.282, Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training, National Institutes of Health, HHS)

Dated: August 8, 2008. Anna Snouffer,

Deputy Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.

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