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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: 13,750
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

Feb 8, 2016 Lisa Perez
Feb 8, 2016 Jennifer Elderd
Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2016 Stella Waterhouse
Feb 2, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Feb 1, 2016 Shireen Sohrabji
Jan 31, 2016 Carly Allred Please consider this petition.
Jan 31, 2016 Erika Ranzi
Jan 29, 2016 Jan Marek
Jan 28, 2016 Bridget Robertson
Jan 27, 2016 Sherri Martin
Jan 25, 2016 Kathi Thompson
Jan 25, 2016 Birgitta Siponen
Jan 25, 2016 Doris Gruehling
Jan 23, 2016 Leanne Burns
Jan 22, 2016 Catherine Alquier
Jan 20, 2016 S Jitreun
Jan 20, 2016 Heidi Walderra
Jan 20, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Jan 19, 2016 Lois Jordan
Jan 19, 2016 Darren Woolsey
Jan 19, 2016 Farah Hage Ali
Jan 19, 2016 Sandra Ferri
Jan 19, 2016 Ted Williams
Jan 18, 2016 M B
Jan 18, 2016 Raleigh koritz
Jan 18, 2016 Stan Staron
Jan 18, 2016 Maryann Staron
Jan 18, 2016 Nicole Loh
Jan 18, 2016 Sheryl Goodwin
Jan 18, 2016 Marco Aurelio Lotti
Jan 18, 2016 Gustavo Castro Leal
Jan 18, 2016 Nils Anders Lunde
Jan 18, 2016 Ruth Litton
Jan 18, 2016 Lawrence Crowley
Jan 18, 2016 Janice Banks
Jan 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2016 lori vartigian
Jan 18, 2016 Kerstin Strobl
Jan 18, 2016 Annamaria Rizzo
Jan 17, 2016 anne haarhoff
Jan 17, 2016 Coreen Kerr There is no reason to stop supporting any autism person who reaches adulthood they will need some sort support their whole lives. Why suddenly stop?
Jan 17, 2016 Laraine Bowen
Jan 17, 2016 Mostapha Zaher
Jan 17, 2016 Bonnie Lynn MacKinnon
Jan 17, 2016 Beryl Ludwig
Jan 17, 2016 Rhonda Bird
Jan 17, 2016 judith hazelton
Jan 17, 2016 Herbert Staniek
Jan 17, 2016 barbara stamp

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