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Keeping All Students Safe Act
On February 24, 2014, Senator Tom Harkin introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act. This bill which will dramatically reduce the use of restraint, and eliminate seclusion and the most dangerous restraints in America's schools. It will require prompt parental notice. The Autism National Committee salutes Senator Harkin for his incredible work. His bill will strengthen protections for students in every state. Follow the link above to see the text of the bill.
New AutCom publication:
Updated January 20, 2014
In May 2012 the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication announced the formation of a committee to advise their Board on the formulation of a FC Position Statement. The committee members were not revealed and the very strict requirements given for studies or other information which the committee will accept give the AutCom Board great concern. Follow these links to read more:
If you have questions, click on the following link to contact Autism National Committe.
Autism/PDD occurs in approximately one out of every 88 births and is more common among males than females. It is found throughout the world in families of all racial, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please refer to "Three Reasons Not To Believe in an Autism Epidemic", by Gernsbacher et al.
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