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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: 11,429
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

Jan 25, 2015 Krisin Jackson
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 Anne Marie Kane
Jan 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 24, 2015 Iris Gretano
Jan 24, 2015 Diana Delgado We want our son to grow up to be a self sufficient adult and legislation like this would help ensure that.
Jan 24, 2015 melissa knight
Jan 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please consider and pass this legislation. Those on the spectrum need a voice. Be that voice!
Jan 24, 2015 amanda bigger Showing my support daily!!
Jan 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Time to help take better care of our citizens that are in need FIRST
Jan 24, 2015 Deb Doherty
Jan 24, 2015 tamara richter
Jan 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) If we spent more on preparing our intelligent, capable ASD adults for the workplace, we would, undoubtedly, have fewer in need of disability support.
Jan 24, 2015 Nakia Washington
Jan 24, 2015 Johnathon Karnopp
Jan 24, 2015 Vivier Patty for my wonderful amazing grandsons, grandma is so proud of all your achievements
Jan 24, 2015 Paul Richter
Jan 24, 2015 Gail Fowler
Jan 24, 2015 liliana munoz
Jan 24, 2015 jill hall
Jan 24, 2015 gloria salveson For my beautiful grandsons and all dealing with autism
Jan 24, 2015 Tammy Pizzarella
Jan 24, 2015 Annique Ruiz-Brown
Jan 24, 2015 christine gaylor please support
Jan 24, 2015 Melanie Trask
Jan 24, 2015 Rhonda Williams
Jan 24, 2015 Richard Tompkins
Jan 24, 2015 Deshandra Chappell
Jan 24, 2015 kami spohrer I have 2 kids with autism
Jan 24, 2015 sydia Byrne
Jan 18, 2015 Jennifer Phillips I am an adult with autism. I can't find any help for someone my age anywhere (29), it's all tailored to kids. I wasn't diagnosed until age 19. Employers, friends, family, they all don't understand me. I can't keep a job, keep friends, family, etc.
Jan 18, 2015 Michelle Reyes
Jan 16, 2015 Gudrun Garcia
Jan 13, 2015 Mihaela Stan
Jan 12, 2015 N Wuehler
Jan 4, 2015 Marquette Roberson
Jan 3, 2015 Sally p
Dec 31, 2014 Catherine EMOND
Dec 28, 2014 Shelby Gammon
Dec 28, 2014 karen assels i am am adult with autism
Dec 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2014 Maria Simao
Dec 11, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 11, 2014 Anne BELL People with autism are generally very intelligent and creative, but it does go away at age 18. Help us help them into the best they can be,
Dec 10, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am happy to support Autism.
Dec 10, 2014 Karen Sawyer
Dec 10, 2014 Melissa Desales
Dec 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2014 Roseann Powers

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