U.S. Department of Commerce

Diversity Networks

Association of Autistic Census Employees (AACE)

Contact: Chuck Coleman, 301-763-6068

Champion: Steve Jost

Association of Autistic Census Employees (AACE)'s mission is to establish an autistic space where autistic census employees may discuss their concerns with assurances of safety and confidentiality and without expectation of conforming to neurotypical norms. AACE will represent the special issues of autistic persons at the agency while increasing awareness of neurodiversity within the Census Bureau. The membership is open to all current and/or retired employees of the Department of Commerce with a diagnosis of or reason to believe they should have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Regular meetings shall be held at least monthly.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Disability and Diversity Programs Office | 301-763-4060 | Last Revised: December 19, 2013