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25th Anniversary Conference:
Human Rights For All

September 25-26, 2015
Manchester, NH

If you are not registered yet, you can still download and print the registration form.

New: Updated conference program!

newsletter iconNewsletter - Summer 2015

The Summer 2015 issue of our newsletter is now online.


Breaking News:
ABLE Act becomes Law!

At the very end of the Congressional Session, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) was passed and signed into law. This long overdue piece of legislation is good news for people with disabilities and their families.


In Memoriam

We have lost four of our dear friends in 2014.
We remember you . . .

Mayer Shevin  1950-2014

Steven J. Taylor  1949-2014

Robert “Bob” Lehr  1942-2014

Sari Knopp Biklen  1946-2014




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 and related differences of communication and behavior.

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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:

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