What is the Missouri Parent Advisory Committee?
The Missouri Parent Advisory Committee on Autism is composed of two representatives and one alternate from each of the five Parent Advisory Councils. The Committee also includes one adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and one alternate, also an adult with ASD.
What are the responsibilities of the Missouri Parent Advisory Committee?
The Missouri Parent Advisory Committee serves as a conduit between the Parent Advisory Councils and the Department of Mental Health. 633.220 RSMo. states Missouri Parent Advisory Committee responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to:
- Communicating with the regional Autism Project Parent Advisory Councils to provide up-to-date information to them and the families they serve
- Determining Project outcomes for autism services
- Determining roles and responsibilities of the Parent Advisory Councils
How Can I Join a Parent Advisory Council?
To join a regional PAC you must be a Missouri resident and be an individual with ASD or a family member of an individual with ASD that meets the division’s eligibility requirements to be a client as defined under section 630.005. To learn more about serving on a PAC, review PAC member duties and responsibilities outlined in the PAC Member Position Description.
If you would like to join your local PAC, you may complete the application and submit it to your regional PAC contact or to the Office of Autism Services. For more information you may contact the Office of Autism Services or the Regional Parent Advisory Council Contact.