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AFAM September 2017 (pdf)

Message from the Chairman:

Autumn is always a busy time for everyone.  The so-called “lazy days of summer” (which may not be lazy for everyone) are past and many people are caught up in a whirlwind of activities and schedules they haven’t had to deal with for several months.

At AFAM, we are also busy moving ahead with ongoing efforts at the State House to assure that important legislation moves forward.  This work wasn’t neglected during the summer, of course, as AFAM and its partners offered testimony on a number of bills that directly affect the wellbeing of our families.  YOU can help by becoming more involved in our advocacy.  There is nothing more powerful than the voices of self-advocates, parents, and siblings in bringing the needs of the autism community to the attention of legislators.  You can also contribute to our work by volunteering to serve on one of AFAM’s committee: Government Affairs, Children’s Services, Employment, Adult Services, and Development.  If you are interested, email Judy Zacek, AFAM Administrator ( or call her (781-891-6270, ext. 102); she will put you in touch with the committee chairperson.

AFAM is moving ahead in another way: stepping up our social media activities so that more people know about the key role we play in advocacy.  If you haven’t already done so, please “like” us on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.  And be sure to tell your friends about AFAM.  There is strength in numbers – you can help expand awareness of the work we do.


Michael J. Borr
AFAM Chairman

AFAM September 2017 (pdf)


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