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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: 13,434
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 24, 2015 Cathy Kean
Aug 15, 2015 Dave Meuse
Aug 13, 2015 Liana Rois
Aug 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 9, 2015 Oma Walton
Aug 7, 2015 Sheryll Hughes
Aug 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2015 Matthew Gadd
Aug 5, 2015 Cindy Hoyle
Jul 31, 2015 Annette Rodrìguez
Jul 31, 2015 Kymberley Keogh
Jul 31, 2015 Vander Eubanks Senators, although you understand that autistic people desperately need the support for life, they need more comprehensive services to get the support that they need for life, so allow Obama to pass the Autism Services and Workforce Acceleration Act.
Jul 29, 2015 Jennifer Foster This would be HUGE for people with Autism as adults!!
Jul 28, 2015 Beatrice Harris Please include more services to help adults with autism.
Jul 28, 2015 Nancy Black
Jul 24, 2015 cheryl hastings
Jul 20, 2015 Kelly Hicks Please help! My great nephew has autism and I know my nephew and his wife can use all the help that they can get! Thank you!
Jul 19, 2015 Carolyn Barker
Jul 19, 2015 Tiffany Bloodworth
Jul 19, 2015 Eileen Conley
Jul 19, 2015 charlotte manigo I support autism for my son and every child affected.
Jul 19, 2015 marci Hollifield
Jul 19, 2015 Yvonne Day My grandson will have our support always, he is a joy and we are very proud, lets hope you get millions of signatures for all the heroes with autism who struggle daily.
Jul 18, 2015 (Name not displayed) I have a grandchild with it. I Suport her all the way.
Jul 18, 2015 Kurt Mello
Jul 18, 2015 stephan Coen Even though I am not an American it is necessary and vital you pass this legislation and lead by example how the intellectually disabled must be better treated by responsible got.
Jul 18, 2015 cherie maldonado
Jul 18, 2015 Christine Bruno
Jul 18, 2015 linda page
Jul 18, 2015 jeanette duke
Jul 18, 2015 Angela Ross
Jul 18, 2015 Megan Churchill
Jul 18, 2015 Sondre Lakin
Jul 18, 2015 Isabel Klarberg
Jul 18, 2015 sherry stills
Jul 18, 2015 Harold Davis
Jul 18, 2015 Kimberly Canaday
Jul 18, 2015 jebbie day
Jul 18, 2015 Tamyra Reynolds
Jul 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2015 alan katzer You block it, you're dead!
Jul 18, 2015 Nikki Romano
Jul 18, 2015 (Name not displayed) I have a 14 year old son with autism that needs this more therapist. We need more help from the insurance companies. Pls, don't ignore our U.S.
Jul 18, 2015 h masih
Jul 18, 2015 Ellen McTiernan
Jul 18, 2015 Anne Wright
Jul 18, 2015 Chivez Bush
Jul 18, 2015 Michelle Kinney
Jul 18, 2015 Charles Richardson
Jul 18, 2015 Paula Hutt

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