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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: 13,295
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

Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2015 Kristin Korber Please support this initiative.
Apr 15, 2015 Carolyn Backus
Apr 15, 2015 Vasilios Tsoukis
Apr 15, 2015 Susan McNary-Murray
Apr 14, 2015 Larry Branson
Apr 14, 2015 Denise Otero
Apr 14, 2015 Hilda Jones
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2015 (Name not displayed) I have a great deal of contact with persons with autism and they need assistance.
Apr 13, 2015 Victoria Walker
Apr 13, 2015 Elizabeth Muldoon I have a nephew who has autism. There is a great need to help these adult's through life.
Apr 12, 2015 (Name not displayed) my son has aspergers. He, and others like him, need the support.
Apr 12, 2015 rose gallaher
Apr 12, 2015 Laura Wilson
Apr 12, 2015 rene vizcaino
Apr 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2015 Elaine Fletcher Please keep fighting for this great cause. It really helps when you have people in power with a heart and common sense. Thank you
Apr 11, 2015 Mary Webber
Apr 11, 2015 Doreen Hamlet
Apr 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2015 Elizabeth Bell
Apr 11, 2015 Nidiane Rodrigues de Albuquerque
Apr 11, 2015 Thomas Howland I support this 100%.
Apr 10, 2015 Ayrika Bennett
Apr 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2015 Stephen Maurer I have 3 children with autism I also have autism
Apr 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2015 Deborah Tikoian
Apr 10, 2015 cher lakhoo I have a 7yr old autistic daughter! She is the light of my life. She has and is still teaching me so much! Love her!
Apr 10, 2015 Roger-Cyndy Wilber Our grandson is autistic and he is the smartest, gentlest and most caring young man I know. We are all aware of his "quirks" and they are nothing compared to the amazing person he is!
Apr 10, 2015 Cindy Gohman
Apr 10, 2015 Terri Moreno
Apr 10, 2015 corrine superor I have a younger sister , who has a learning disability. Our mother had a learning disability. However, my mother was determined to learn basic skills, and she was a very devoted person, raising 3 daughters, she encouraged our family to look out after
Apr 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 9, 2015 timothy Oard
Apr 9, 2015 syndi lawson My best friends brother had autism and I grew up seeing how hard it is I just want to help anyway I can
Apr 9, 2015 jill Hiscock
Apr 9, 2015 Tina Columbo
Apr 9, 2015 Janice Spillan
Apr 9, 2015 Joan (Cindy) Reid Please help us support, they need us.
Apr 9, 2015 Donna Brumit
Apr 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 9, 2015 Shelly Bowman
Apr 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 9, 2015 Debbie Williams
Apr 9, 2015 Ann Guilford
Apr 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 9, 2015 jack round

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