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AFAM December 2016 (pdf)

Message from the Chairman:

It's been 4 weeks since the presidential election and the furor is yet to die down. As the parent of a son with ASD, I am certainly concerned with a lot of what I've heard from our new President-elect during the campaign.  But years of experience as a political junkie have taught me not to hit the panic button. Often a candidate's rhetoric changes when faced with the realities of actually holding office and governing. I urge all in our community to remain calm and wait to see the actual policies he and his administration put in place. 

Having said that, I also realize that since much of the supports and services for individuals with ASD are in part funded by federal monies, it's more important than ever for us – AFAM -- to be vigilant and prepared to advocate for those policies that will support the people we love and who are in most need of help. We need your help to do that! The fact is, the success of our advocacy on behalf of those with ASD requires not only dedicated volunteers and committed grass-roots advocates, but funding as well.  We are dependent on the generosity of individuals and families – people like you and me -- to enable us to continue our vital work. 

Please support us! Your contribution of time or dollars, both equally important, are vital to making sure the voices and interests of individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder are considered by those in government.

With best wishes to you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!

Michael J. Borr
AFAM Chairman

AFAM December 2016 (pdf)


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