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Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice Subcommittee: Birth to 14 years of Age

Friday, September 6, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Posted: July 22, 2019 2:32 p.m.
  • Last Updated: November 22, 2019 3:49 p.m.


500 Harrison Avenue, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Boston, MA 02118

Overview of Subcommittee: Birth to 14 years of Age

Information on the meeting for Subcommittee:  Birth to 14 years of Age

Meeting Minutes


Meeting Objective:

  • Select new recommendations to the Autism Commission for 2019-2020

Meeting Norms:

  • We are collaborative and solutions-oriented. Please arrive at all meetings ready to work with colleagues in identifying potential solutions to what are often complex problems.
  • In order to use our time wisely, we will be present both physically and mentally, starting and ending our meetings on time.
  • We will communicate effectively and be concise when we speak—encouraging respectful participation and inviting a wide range of perspectives, while managing our own “air time” to ensure everyone has the chance to speak.
  • We will address conflict by dealing with the issue, not the person or people involved.
  • We will ask questions when in doubt.

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Vote on opening the meeting to members participating by phone
  2. Discussion and approval of draft minutes from the 17 July 2019 meeting of the Birth to 14 Subcommittee
  3. Birth to 14 Subcommittee Recommendations for 2019-2020
    • Discussion of recommendation process (a.k.a. “What makes for a solid recommendation?”)
    • Review of previous recommendation and additional topics
      • IEP Improvement Project (recommendation)
      • BCBA Recruitment and Retention (additional topic)
      • Reducing evaluation wait times (additional topic)
    • Discussion of new recommendations
      • Areas of most pressing concern
      • Prioritization of concerns
      • Determination of recommendation(s) for 2019-2020
  4. Subcommittee Membership
  5. Next steps and close

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