Mississippi Autism Advisory Committee 2019 Report to Legislature
"The Mississippi Autism Advisory Committee (MAAC) was created by House Bill 11252 (2011 Regular Session) as the Legislature recognized an urgent need for strategies on how to best identify, treat, educate, accommodate and employ people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and assist their families….
The MAAC met six times this year. Based on these meetings and testimonies received within, the committee has chosen to focus this report the included strategic recommendations as set forth below.
The MAAC recommends that the Mississippi Legislature pass legislation that requires public school districts to conduct annual in-service training on Autism Spectrum Disorders and related evidence based interventions and education.
The MAAC recommends that the Mississippi Legislature pass legislation creating an Office of Autism Services (OAS). This entity shall coordinate ASD efforts among primary agencies that serve Mississippi’s population of children and adults with ASD and their families."
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