[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 3, 2008)]
[Pages 51498-51499]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-20318]



National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Request for 

    Notice is hereby given of a Request for Information (RFI): 
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Draft Strategic Plan for 
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Research is Available for Comment, NOT-
MH-08-021, issued by the National Institute of Mental Health on behalf 
of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC).
    The draft Strategic Plan does not include cost estimates for 
implementation. However, the IACC has

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formed a workgroup to advise the IACC about the budgetary requirements 
needed to fulfill the research objectives described in the draft 
Strategic Plan. The IACC will review the workgroup recommendations at 
its next meeting on November 21, 2008.
    The purpose of this time-sensitive RFI is to seek comments on the 
draft Strategic Plan from ASD stakeholders such as individuals with ASD 
and their families, autism advocates, scientists, health professionals, 
therapists, educators, officials of state and local programs for ASD, 
and the public at large. Please see the official RFI notice at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-08-021.html for more 
information and instructions for responding by the deadline of 
September 30, 2008. Responses should be directed to [email protected].
    Contact Person: Attention: Strategic Plan for ASD Research RFI, 
Office of the Director, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, 6001 
Executive Boulevard, Room 8235, MSC 9669, Bethesda, MD 20892-9669, 
[email protected].
    Information about the IACC is available on the Web site: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/scientific-meetings/recurring-meetings/iacc/index.shtml.

    Dated: August 26, 2008.
Anna Snouffer,
Deputy Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-20318 Filed 9-2-08; 8:45 am]