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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: 11,300
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

Nov 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2014 karen hinze There are so many sufferers of autism (and their families) that are lost in this society, and need some help and compassion
Nov 24, 2014 Billie Wichkan
Nov 22, 2014 Carol Daise
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) I have a 9 yr. old Grandson with Autism ans I pray when he graduates from high school (he is honor roll) and maybe he can go college either way he needs to be and feel like a productive part odds society.
Nov 20, 2014 mary caldwell
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is needed for our future!
Nov 20, 2014 Sue Lillard
Nov 20, 2014 Jan Swiscz
Nov 20, 2014 Victoria Olivarez
Nov 20, 2014 teresa owens autism lasts a lifetime so help needs to last a lifetime as well
Nov 20, 2014 michelle schmitz
Nov 20, 2014 Chantell Tiatrakul Thank.you!
Nov 20, 2014 nicole mcanany
Nov 20, 2014 Kathy Schwartz My son is autistic and anything and everything should be done to help our kids and adults get through life with as much ease as possible. thank you
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Everyone one needs a chance regardless
Nov 20, 2014 Lisa Reiffen
Nov 20, 2014 Gwen Phelps
Nov 20, 2014 terry teekel Please continue to advocate for our autism community, America's greatness is shown how it treats it's most vunerable citizens! Pay now or pay later.
Nov 20, 2014 Connor Jenkins
Nov 20, 2014 Jake Wieand
Nov 19, 2014 tamarack trejo
Nov 19, 2014 Carol Ann Brusven
Nov 19, 2014 Annemarie Maley-Crowe Please support anything and everything related to Autism.
Nov 19, 2014 kathy ross i have 1 autistic asperger teen and would love for this to go through
Nov 19, 2014 Adia Staton
Nov 19, 2014 Amy Nelson
Nov 19, 2014 Lisa Recchia
Nov 19, 2014 Kayla Tucker Proud sister of my honor roll autistic brother
Nov 19, 2014 Billie Gosser
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 Iris Adaya
Nov 19, 2014 Catherine Jackson
Nov 19, 2014 Ruth Gordon
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 Kristen Al-Sharafi
Nov 19, 2014 emily gilmore
Nov 19, 2014 Mariah Porterfield
Nov 19, 2014 Patti Summers I have a granddaughter who is autistic. While we have several years before post secondary education - there are people who need help - NOW.
Nov 19, 2014 Stephanie DeWolfe
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help our young autistic adults.
Nov 19, 2014 Rachel Freeman
Nov 19, 2014 Bobbie Kurtti
Nov 19, 2014 Sharona Sommer
Nov 19, 2014 Jessica Robertson
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 Melinda Smith Pace I am married to an amazing guy who has autism. He lost his job due to his disability and needs workforce support. We need to educate employers and help employ all people with autism. we have 3 kids on the spectrum that we worry about everyday too.
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 Mari ONeill

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