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If you previously signed this petition on The Child Health Site, your signature has been sent to the corresponding senators. If you know someone who is interested in this cause, please direct them to sign the petition! Thank you!
Goal: 20,000 Progress: 11,388
Sponsored by: The Autism Site

Families in the United States are struggling more than ever in the face of autism insurance discrimination as well as a lack of resources, assistance, and support. It's no secret that families dealing with autism are exceedingly underrepresented.

A new piece of legislation called the Autism Services and Workforce Acceleration Act, if passed, would create a national initiative to provide more comprehensive support for people with autism. It is intended to provide critical educational and vocational services to adults — a demographic where autism support falls drastically after primary education. It also aims to give residential assistance to adults.

We cannot underestimate the importance of providing support to those who are dealing with autism. Sign the petition in support of the Autism Services and Workforce Acceleration Act today.

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Dear Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Casey (D-PA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY):

I am writing to thank you for your continued dedication to families in America who are facing autism today. You recently introduced the Autism Services and Workforce Acceleration Act to Congress. This important piece of legislation aims to provide more comprehensive services to those with autism, such as postsecondary education, employment assistance, and help with housing.

Today, much of the autism support offered in childhood drops off drastically as the child becomes an adult. Programs and services to help adults with autism lag far behind those offered through the primary school system.

Please continue to fight on behalf of people with autism.

Thank you!

Petition Signatures

Dec 20, 2014 Maria Simao
Dec 11, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 11, 2014 Anne BELL People with autism are generally very intelligent and creative, but it does go away at age 18. Help us help them into the best they can be,
Dec 10, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am happy to support Autism.
Dec 10, 2014 Karen Sawyer
Dec 10, 2014 Melissa Desales
Dec 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2014 Roseann Powers
Dec 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2014 Julia Canonica For my amazing son.
Dec 9, 2014 Melanie Roys I have a nephew with autism and fragile x. He is a remarkable little boy. But when he is out in puplic people will stop and stair becos of his behavior. He is no diff 2 mine or anyone elses child. He still has a heart so stop it.
Dec 9, 2014 Roslyn Austin There is not enough support for children so it's terrible they loose that small amount at a time when they need it the most, trying to find there way as grown ups.
Dec 9, 2014 kim andersom
Dec 9, 2014 Alex Service
Dec 9, 2014 Patricia Farrell Autistic people are gifted people, please give them the support they need.
Dec 9, 2014 susan seydi
Dec 9, 2014 Nichole Brooks
Dec 9, 2014 claudia g ramirez
Dec 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2014 Mary Schoch For my nephew
Dec 9, 2014 Grazelda Solomons
Dec 9, 2014 Ashley Musick
Dec 9, 2014 Donna Lawrence
Dec 9, 2014 Tina Pratt
Dec 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2014 Michael B. Armstrong I lost my job of 28 years with the US DOT, FHWA this year after a lack of diversity acceptance, a lack of reasonable accommodation, and willful discrimination and creation of a hostile work environmen,t due to my form of Autisim.
Dec 9, 2014 Linda cox
Dec 9, 2014 David Frye
Dec 9, 2014 Levin Ellertson
Dec 9, 2014 Crystal Anderson
Dec 9, 2014 Catherine Ouimette
Dec 9, 2014 Teresa Cordell
Dec 9, 2014 Susan Miller-Murray please pass this bill congresz
Dec 9, 2014 Charlene Richards
Dec 9, 2014 marylyn white
Dec 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2014 justin griffey
Dec 9, 2014 Contessa Harris
Dec 9, 2014 Rosalind Davis
Dec 9, 2014 Kimberly Parker
Dec 9, 2014 Elaine Barac
Dec 9, 2014 Connie Reynolds
Dec 7, 2014 Elaina Janeene
Dec 1, 2014 Karen Moore Give everyone a fair chance in life is all that we ask
Nov 30, 2014 Richard Tallcot
Nov 30, 2014 Karla Kerekes For our wonderful nephew Eric!
Nov 27, 2014 Gail Shah
Nov 27, 2014 thea poynton

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