Wow, then cry then more crying then more tears was my first reaction after I heard of the results of Somali Autism Study.
Monthly Archives: December 2013
Alright, by now you all know – Gov Dayton is probably my least favorite governor in any state. I think he is insincere, hires horrible staff and lacks leadership.
Alright, if you read this blog then you know we in the Somali community of Minnesota have been struggling with high incidence rate of autism which we did not see back home in Somalia.
OK – so if you follow or understand how Minnesota department of human services covers Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Services then you know for low income kids it has been unfair and unequal.
As many of you know Autism is very complex and confusing diagnoses for any family. And, it totally changes everything about your life from major of where to live to minor things like when to go grocery shopping.
Next IACC (Federal InterAgency Autism Coordinating Committee) meeting will be via phone conference on Friday December 13, 2013 from 12pm to 1:30pm Eastern time which is 11am to 12:30pm Central time here in Minnesota.
Please join us for an IACC Full Committee Conference Call that will take place on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET.
Agenda: The committee will discuss and finalize the 2013 IACC Strategic Plan Update.
Written Public Comments:
Written public comments may be submitted to:
Office of Autism Research Coordination
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
6001 Executive Boulevard, NSC, Room 6182A
Rockville, Maryland 20852
By 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
The meeting will be remotely accessible by conference call. 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.
Conference Call Access
USA/Canada Phone Number: 888-390-8568
Access code: 8162989
Individuals who participate using this service and who need special assistance, such as captioning of the conference call or other reasonable accommodations, should submit a request to the contact person listed above at least three days prior to the meeting. If you experience any technical problems with the conference call, please e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the IACC Technical Support Help Line at 415-652-8023.
Please visit the IACC Events page for the latest information about the call, remote access information, the agenda, materials and information about prior IACC events.
Contact Person for this meeting is: