Autism New Jersey Submits Federal Public Comment on Co-Occurring Conditions in Autism

February 14, 2024

Autism New Jersey continues to advocate for healthcare equity for individuals with autism by providing public comment to the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) to help them identify priorities related to the physical and mental health conditions that commonly co-occur with autism. The IACC is comprised of federal officials and autism experts to advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services on federal autism activities.

For this public comment, the IACC offered seven questions and Autism New Jersey submitted responses to three of those questions, focusing on the most significant challenges caused by a co-occurring autism diagnosis and physical health conditions, the need for additional research on this issue, and the need to improve services and supports to help address co-occurring conditions for autistic people.