Welcome to the web page of Autism National Committee
(AUTCOM)! This is the only autism advocacy organization
dedicated to "Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism"
through a shared vision and a commitment to positive
approaches. Our organization was founded in 1990 to
protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all
persons with autism, pervasive developmental disorder, and related differences of
communication and behavior.
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.
Position papers and articles about autism - sensory processing, movement, relationships, IQ, early intervention, inclusive education and much more...
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: