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Information about the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders Subcommittees 


Charge, goals and guidelines established for the Subcommittees by the Commission. The commission intends the charters to serve as guides for the individual subcommittees and to provide accountability amongst themselves and to the public.

Charge: Provide the subject area expertise to implement the Subcommittee Charters and support the Commission mission to develop appropriate, collaborative, and timely supports and services across the lifespan of individuals on the Spectrum.


  • Identify “Quality Core Program/Service Indicators” across the age span and the Autism Spectrum using best available research in the specific area of focus.
  • Identify and develop recommendations for addressing the challenges and opportunities in the specific area of focus.
  • Address the issues presented by geographic, racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and economic diversity.
  • Identify strategies for increasing collaborations and eliminating barriers to effective and efficient services and supports in the specific area of focus.
  • Identify key stakeholders and technical assistance resources
  • Review recommended documents
  • Build on information and resources already available.
  • Develop an implementation plan that includes specific objectives, timelines, strategies for implementation, and funding options including public / private partnerships.
  • Create data collection and analysis strategies that enhance clarity, provide a baseline for measurement of change and quality improvement.
  • Operational Guidelines: 

  • All meetings are subject to open meeting rules. Times and locations will be posted. Virtual meeting strategies will be used as frequently as possible.
  • Consensus decision making is preferable.
  • Notes will be kept for each meeting.
  • Those present at the meeting will be empowered to make decisions on recommendations.
  • Facilitators or other supports will be available when needed.
  • The Subcommittee will report regularly to the Commission.
  • Subcommittee Chairs will communicate regularly with other Chairs to facilitate integration and avoid duplication of effort.


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