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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: 14,075
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 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
Jan 31, 2018 Mary Cotham
Jan 30, 2018 Destinee Gardner
Jan 28, 2018 Eleanor Gallagher
Jan 27, 2018 Rose De La Rosa This is awesome news!!!
Jan 27, 2018 Brenda Garver
Jan 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2018 Danny de Hoyos
Jan 27, 2018 Trica Holgren
Jan 27, 2018 Cynthia Newberry
Jan 27, 2018 Mike Di
Jan 27, 2018 pamela austin
Jan 14, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq
Jan 3, 2018 Jodi Ford
Dec 28, 2017 Jennifer Falsetta
Dec 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2017 Leslie Nokelby
Dec 18, 2017 Rebecca Patenaude
Dec 18, 2017 Laurie Pilotti
Dec 13, 2017 Stacey Govito
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 7, 2017 (Name not displayed) I can't express my appreciation enough for introducing this extremely important legislation. As a parent of a 31 year old son on the Spectrum, I know how important it is for him to be gainfully employed and I think his employers appreciate his dedication.
Nov 6, 2017 Cathy Irwin
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 4, 2017 Robyn Weikert
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 4, 2017 Annmarie Battle-Garcia
Nov 4, 2017 Carrie Frost For my son, who is 9 years old, for his future
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed) My son is 17 and on the spectrum I know in the right job he would be a excellent employee
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 9, 2017 Michelle McDaniel Thank you for stepping up!
Oct 9, 2017 Eleni Papadopoulos
Sep 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 25, 2017 Susan Laverty Thank you Ford Co. I have an adult son who has autism. Thankfully, he has a good job for the past 4 years since he graduated High School. It wasn't easy at first, but he's doing great and they are happy to have him. We need more programs like this.
Sep 24, 2017 Lisa Sanchez
Sep 22, 2017 Samantha Martin Great idea
Sep 21, 2017 Louis Saltzman
Sep 21, 2017 (Name not displayed) This is such a great cause!
Sep 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 21, 2017 Reba Stoddard My 22 year old gets no assistance from the state of Connecticut despite being accepted into the autism program because there is not enough staff and is on a waiting list
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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Sep 20, 2017 Laura Brandt
Aug 29, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2017 Laurie Gaunt

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