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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: 10,785
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

Jul 21, 2014 Tatiana Koroleva
Jul 20, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 17, 2014 Valerie Crosby
Jul 15, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Jul 12, 2014 trent jurrians
Jul 7, 2014 Natalie Bowers Any & All Should Have The Opportunity To Work & If Unable To Work Be Taken Care Of Anyway Somehow Autism Is Not Contagious & Those Who Have It Are Still HUMAN BEINGS.
Jul 6, 2014 Devon Smith
Jul 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2014 Petruta Mureseanu
Jun 30, 2014 Katherine Linebaugh
Jun 29, 2014 Polina Gradusova
Jun 21, 2014 Claudia Catanescu
Jun 18, 2014 Robyn Martin
Jun 17, 2014 kimberly graves
Jun 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2014 Kathy Kropp
Jun 11, 2014 Dawn Brandenburg
Jun 9, 2014 Bob Brucker
Jun 6, 2014 fabiola ratton kummer
Jun 5, 2014 Leroy Hilton
Jun 4, 2014 Zina Marlyn Fronda
Jun 4, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please I have a young adult with autism.
Jun 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2014 Vell Baria support adults with autism like me....
Jun 4, 2014 Deborah McCaw My son is one if those who services quit up graduating. He still can't find work in a compassionate environment and can't make enough to move out and be independent. These kids need more options please help
Jun 4, 2014 Leslie Rosniak
Jun 4, 2014 Terry Valdes
Jun 4, 2014 Michelle Burns
Jun 4, 2014 Cindy Elliott
Jun 4, 2014 Ivette Droz ) Please support this! for my son and others
Jun 4, 2014 Tracey McIntire
Jun 4, 2014 Denise Lyons
Jun 4, 2014 Patricia Hutchison Please give this support it is so needed
Jun 4, 2014 Angela Nunn
Jun 4, 2014 Abeer Marie Faragalla
Jun 4, 2014 Annette Arvelo
Jun 4, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help! Thank you
Jun 4, 2014 Leia Leonard For my Nephew.
Jun 4, 2014 Rosie DeJoy For Nicholas and my Little Man Paul
Jun 3, 2014 Shreena Khagram
Jun 3, 2014 Jessica Hedrick
Jun 3, 2014 Cheyenne Riley
Jun 3, 2014 Jennifer Vannarath
Jun 3, 2014 Destiney Emberton Worthy cause, please show your support!
Jun 3, 2014 donna rodriguez
Jun 3, 2014 Dale Stretch
Jun 3, 2014 Christine Eastman
Jun 3, 2014 Kathy Kreps If given a chance many of these young adults can become productive members of their community and more independent. They deserve so much more than they are getting now .
Jun 3, 2014 Emily Clairoux
Jun 3, 2014 suzanne sadek

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