Advocacy groups team up to form national partnership

10/4/2010 | Disability Scoop

A number of disability advocacy groups are forming a national partnership to help individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities become self-advocates and access the services they need. People with autism-spectrum disorders will help operate the partnership, Autism NOW: The National Autism Resource and Information Center, which is being created with the help of a $1.87 million federal grant. "This new center will serve to connect people with ASD and their families to services and activities that promote self-determination, independence and inclusion in the community," a federal official said.

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