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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: 11,530
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 24, 2015 Tina Luusua
Feb 23, 2015 tami bence
Feb 23, 2015 Kathy Peck
Feb 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 22, 2015 Ashley Sztenderowicz
Feb 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 22, 2015 elizabeth carrington
Feb 22, 2015 Katie Randall-Stratton
Feb 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2015 THOMAS EISERT
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2015 Rana Selej
Feb 21, 2015 David Cooney
Feb 21, 2015 sherry ellington
Feb 21, 2015 Francis Gravelle It is obvious that more emphasis has to be put in defeating/controlling autism. Give some of the emphasis and support that Ebola caused!!!!!!
Feb 21, 2015 Sandy Cooney
Feb 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2015 sonia stech
Feb 21, 2015 douglas schifferle
Feb 21, 2015 Carol Gravelle
Feb 21, 2015 sSephanie McHugh
Feb 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2015 Samantha Jacobs As a certified DSP in Illinois I know the necessity of providing quality care to individuals with developmental disabilities and help to their families.
Feb 20, 2015 Erica Knight
Feb 20, 2015 Katharine Schramm I have a 22 year old son who is autistic, it's been amazing watching him get where he is today.
Feb 20, 2015 sean Allen
Feb 20, 2015 Celeste Scott
Feb 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2015 Diana Wingate-Gaiser
Feb 20, 2015 Jamika Walker
Feb 20, 2015 Franklin O'Neal
Feb 20, 2015 Lauren Kester
Feb 20, 2015 Yandra Lallave
Feb 20, 2015 James Jones
Feb 20, 2015 Erin Krawacki
Feb 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2015 Jonathan Thompson
Feb 20, 2015 Edward Barry
Feb 20, 2015 Michelle Gauger
Feb 20, 2015 Jo Turlington Thank you for your efforts toward insuring that children and adults with austism receive the services they need.
Feb 20, 2015 Lori Hill
Feb 20, 2015 Evone Myers My grandson is 3 years old and was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. He is getting a lot of support and help that needs to continue throughout his life to make him have as much of a normal life as possible. Love you Alex! I will be here for you always!
Feb 20, 2015 Edris Staton
Feb 20, 2015 Kimberly Richards
Feb 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2015 (Name not displayed) Employer are miss the best & bright of young minds ...employ young adults with Autism !!!
Feb 20, 2015 Kimberly Smith
Feb 20, 2015 Carole Coogan

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