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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: 13,641
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

Oct 9, 2015 Ron DeLozier
Oct 7, 2015 Daniel Driver
Oct 5, 2015 Bethany Colacchio
Oct 3, 2015 Laurel Reid
Oct 1, 2015 Anita Frechette-Godin
Sep 22, 2015 Jackie McDowell
Sep 20, 2015 Sharon Vessel For my son and others
Sep 18, 2015 judy cox
Sep 17, 2015 Dianne Barela
Sep 17, 2015 Carolyn Matukonis
Sep 17, 2015 Adriana Monroy
Sep 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2015 Linda Youngblood I have a niece and nephews with Autism. Please help to give them a future!
Sep 17, 2015 Annette Gross
Sep 17, 2015 Frances Anderson
Sep 17, 2015 Alicia Harper
Sep 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2015 emily Moser
Sep 17, 2015 Deborah Derosa
Sep 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2015 Anne Wilson
Sep 17, 2015 kathr6n davis My son was diagnosed with autism at 3 yes old, he's 21st old now, I'm very interested in supporting autism anyway that ican
Sep 17, 2015 Margia Kitts
Sep 17, 2015 Anna Fioretti-Grosso
Sep 17, 2015 Miriam Knighy
Sep 16, 2015 Linda Horgan
Sep 16, 2015 Ruth Newman
Sep 16, 2015 Mai Pham
Sep 16, 2015 Ellen Thayer
Sep 16, 2015 iley Orgill
Sep 16, 2015 Lori Ann Rossi My grandson has autism
Sep 16, 2015 Jessica Gossage
Sep 16, 2015 durcy camacho
Sep 16, 2015 Sonya Pierce This is so extremely important. The people effected are our family members with faces and names and they neeed your continued support as adults.
Sep 16, 2015 Irene krizek
Sep 16, 2015 (Name not displayed) As a parent of a high performing autistic young adult. Finding a job to support herself or to provide health insurance for herself is very difficult.
Sep 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2015 josefina torres
Sep 16, 2015 whitney gale
Sep 16, 2015 Candace Combs Russo 💙
Sep 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2015 Holly Gannaway
Sep 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2015 (Name not displayed) Showing support for my twins!!
Sep 16, 2015 Laura McLey For my son Ivan ( Ivan's Autism Journey)
Sep 16, 2015 Marisa Covington
Sep 16, 2015 Mary Ann Appignani
Sep 16, 2015 Alexandra madrid
Sep 16, 2015 Julie Penrose
Sep 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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