Family Advisory Committee

CDRC Autism Program Family Advisory Committee PhotoThe Autism Program Family Advisory Committee (FAC) is a team of parents committed to offering personal insight and experience to continually improve the services we provide. Their mission is to foster the philosophy of family-centered care by offering family insight and information to promote improvements to services at the OHSU Autism Program.



Since 2012, the Autism Program Family Advisory Committee has actively:

  • Offered feedback to clinical researchers about research efforts
  • Provided feedback to the program director on current services, waitlists, and other areas important to families
  • Reviewed and edited the Family Handbook given to families with newly diagnosed children
  • Shared autism-related resources with members and staff on behalf of community agencies and providers
  • Advocated for passage of SB365, Oregon's Autism Insurance Reform Act
  • Established a Family to Clinic subcommittee to educate referring clinics on autism and making clinical visits more family-friendly

If you are interested in joining the Autism Program Family Advisory Committee, please call our Family Navigator at 503-494-0604 or email us.