July 10, 2023
NOT-DC-23-014 - Notice to Extend the Response date for NOT-DC-23-013, "Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Input Regarding NIDCDs Research Directions to Support Communication in Minimally Verbal/Non-Speaking People"
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
This Request for Information (RFI) asks for input on NIDCD’s research directions to support communication in minimally verbal/non-speaking people. Anyone is allowed to respond.
The NIDCD held a workshop on January 24-25, 2023. This workshop focused on new research needed to support communication by minimally verbal/non-speaking autistic people. The workshop produced many themes for further research including:
NIDCD now seeks to understand the broader needs and priorities of:
NIDCD invites anyone with interests in communication in minimally verbal/non-speaking people to provide input on any or all of the following topics from a personal, service delivery, or research view:
Submitting a Response:
All responses to this RFI must be submitted at https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/nidcd-minimally-verbal-rfi by August 1, 2023.
This request is for information and planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the Federal Government to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. Please note that the United States Government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for its use of that information.
The NIDCD will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion and will not provide comments to any responder’s submission. No proprietary, classified, confidential or sensitive information should be included in your response. Respondent names and email addresses will be removed to anonymize submissions. Anonymized responses may be shared with NIH staff, the NDCD Advisory Council and/or other scientific expert groups convened by the NIDCD. Responses may have shared interests with other Institutes.
Holly L. Storkel, PhD
National Institue on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)