Other helpful resources

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Other helpful sites

 Autism National Committee (Autcom)
The Autism National Committee is an autism advocacy organization dedicated to “Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism” through a shared vision and a commitment to positive approaches. This site includes newsletters, public policy overviews, position papers, and links to relevant resources.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network 
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network  (ASAN) is a nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN is a national grassroots disability rights organization for the autistic community, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power.

AutismAsperger.net is the web home of Dr. Stephen Shore, author of Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. AutismAsperger.net serves to build greater awareness of the autism spectrum and in particular, Asperger Syndrome.

Speaking of Autism — Sue Rubin
Sue Rubin, a nationally-known speaker with autism,  was labeled as a low-functioning person  and participated in special education until she learned to communicate through typing. Sue graduated with honors from Whittier College in 2013, and now has a consulting business through which she challenges prevailing assumptions about non-verbal people with autism-especially judging intelligence by smooth movements and the ability to speak.

National Council in Disability
NCD is an independent federal agency advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
Information and resources for people with disabilities and their families regarding independent living.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and professionals related to children and youth.

Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
Resources to enhance the employment of people with disabilities.