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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: 14,028
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

Aug 29, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2017 Laurie Gaunt
Aug 17, 2017 Marisa Mercer
Aug 6, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Jul 20, 2017 Stacey Riggs I love this idea. More companies should do this.
Jul 17, 2017 Anita Holderfield
Jul 16, 2017 Robert Harrison
Jul 14, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jun 13, 2017 Ana Argueta 100% support
Jun 11, 2017 Cody Hansen
Jun 11, 2017 Micaela Hansen
Jun 11, 2017 Eileen McHaffie-Hansen
Jun 11, 2017 Perry Hansen
Jun 11, 2017 Barbara Bragg
Jun 10, 2017 Melissa Chadd My son is 24 years old, on the spectrum, and would love to be employed! We just can't find work for him. We NEED more programs like this for these young adults. Thank you.
Jun 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 10, 2017 Flor Gutiérrez
Jun 10, 2017 Damia Cleaver
Jun 10, 2017 Vanessa Ibarra
Jun 10, 2017 Neda Malki
Jun 10, 2017 Marietta Walker Please help our children they have the skills someone just has to believe they can do it and prove it !
Jun 10, 2017 Debra Long
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 7, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 3, 2017 Judith Kelley
May 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2017 Carolyn Holmer I know of people with autism working at Tower Automotive in Bellevue Ohio ie Ford Truck assembly plant. It does not sound like this training is being utilized at Tower. I feel for the employee that is struggling so. I support ASWFA!!
May 11, 2017 Virginia Thompson We have an 18 year old son with HFA. He's brilliant. These young adults need to be highlighted for colleges & the work force.
May 11, 2017 Sherry Cooper
May 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2017 Christine Johnson
May 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2017 Becky Bunch
Apr 26, 2017 Letty Miranda
Apr 26, 2017 Janita Gonzalez
Apr 25, 2017 Lindsey Holmes Equality for all
Apr 20, 2017 Jennifer Layton Concerned parent of a 13 year old autistic son and his uncertain future.
Apr 15, 2017 Linda Dobbs my daughter is an adult with autism but was not diagnosed properly as a child
Apr 3, 2017 Micki Sutton
Apr 2, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Mar 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2017 Elva Cabrera Ford is doing an awesome thing with helping people with Autism an opportunity to be part of working for a great company. I encourage others to follow suit.
Mar 23, 2017 steveb dolgin My son is 26, a college graduate and on the autism spectrum ( high functioning). He has had an unbelievablt difficult time finding employment while he is working with ACESS_VR and and agency that supposedly help people on the spectrum.
Mar 13, 2017 Veronica Amador
Feb 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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