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We are happy to announce that the next AutCom conference will be:

September 25-26, 2015
Manchester, NH

(There will not be a 2014 conference.)

Action Alert: Please call your Senators and Representative and ask them to COSPONSOR the KEEPING ALL STUDENTS SAFE ACT, S. 2036 and H.R. 1893.

Protect all students from dangerous restraint and seclusion. Read here for more information and instructions.



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.

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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.

The Late 2013 issue of our newsletter is now available.

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:

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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