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Save the Date!

It’s AFAM’s 10th Anniversary! Save the date for a gala celebration of this important milestone!

• When: Saturday evening, October 18, 2014.

• Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel/The Verve on Route 9 in Natick (opposite the Natick Mall)

• What: A festive reception and dinner to mark 10 years of vigorous advocacy on behalf of people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. We’ll be honoring some very special people who have played important roles in our past accomplishments.

• Details will follow.

For Sponsorship information, please contact Judy Zacek, AFAM Administrator, at 781-891-6270, ext. 102 or

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Sign up for the new Autism Awareness License Plate!

Autism License PlateAFAM and Autism Speaks have partnered to promote an Autism Awareness Specialty License Plate in Massachusetts! A portion of the proceeds from each plate sold will benefit Autism Speaks and AFAM. “We are proud to partner with AFAM and the other thirteen member organizations to spread awareness across the state and advocate for everyone on the autism spectrum,” said Kelley Borer-Miller of the Greater Boston Chapter of Autism Speaks.

Autism License Plate“The success of this joint license plate venture between AFAM and Autism Speaks will ensure advocacy at the Massachusetts State House for all individuals and families impacted by an autism spectrum disorder,” said Michael Borr, Chairman of AFAM’s Executive Committee. “The proceeds of the Autism Awareness License Plate will allow AFAM to continue to serve as the primary advocacy vehicle protecting the rights and needs of families throughout the state.”

To obtain an Autism Awareness License Plate Application, click here (pdf).

To read a recent news article that explains how specialty license plates can provide significant support to nonprofit organizations, click here.


Autism License Plate supporters

About Advocates for Autism for Massachusetts (AFAM)

Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts was formed in 2004 to address the need for public advocacy on behalf of individuals, families and professionals who have or deal with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which also encompasses Asperger's Syndrome and high-functioning Autism. The organization provides an important arena for mobilizing those of us who deal with ASD in our day-to-day lives as the most eloquent and persuasive spokespeople for our concerns. Our efforts focus not only on the State House but also on towns and city halls that also have responsibility for service delivery and funding.


Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts will strive to assure the human and civil rights of individuals of all ages across the entire Autism Spectrum and promote the availability of essential supports so that they may live fully and enjoy the same opportunities as other citizens of the Commonwealth.  We will educate individuals with ASD, their families and other AFAM members/supporters to be effective, vigorous agents of change. Read more.

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