Thursday, August 25, 2016

Madison House Autism Foundation comments on the future of services to adults with autism

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is a Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Committee met at the NIH headquarters on July 19, 2016 to discuss business, updates, and issues related to autism research activities. Madison House Autism Foundation (MHAF) Executive Director, Adrienne McBride, delivered public comments on behalf of MHAF. Her powerful speech called for more “creative action” on a Federal level and service delivery models that better support adults living with autism. Watch her speech in the video above.

This is from the latest issue of the Madison House Autism Foundation newsletter. Other items of interest especially for those interested in housing for adults with autism include an article on "5 Reasons Why Autistic Adults Should Consider Tiny Homes" and more information about the MHAF rural housing project, Madison Fields.

See also information about the national HCBS Conference on 8/29/16 in Washington, D.C.

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