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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: 10,460
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 17, 2014 Jennifer Swindell
Apr 15, 2014 Gayla Mitchell
Apr 15, 2014 Tim Murphy
Apr 15, 2014 James Davies
Apr 14, 2014 Shannon Lutz Let our children work!
Apr 14, 2014 Debra Sands
Apr 14, 2014 Maria Gonzalez
Apr 14, 2014 Jacqueline Gutridge I'm a mother of a#23 yr old Autistic son who needs help in Missouri with behavioural therapy & more for the last#4 years.Help
Apr 14, 2014 Samantha acosta I support autism with love and respect and i adore those who are on the mission to help those with the disorder
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) Productive society is a calm society - keeping my son occupied is so very important.
Apr 14, 2014 Nydia Caraman My son is almost 23 and unemployed. They need more help to get work!
Apr 14, 2014 Alyssa Fernandez For my brother
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Falicia Khanija
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Penélope Ramirez
Apr 14, 2014 Katrina Dukes
Apr 14, 2014 Michelle Palmer
Apr 14, 2014 Victoria Kawas
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Patricia Perry
Apr 14, 2014 zulma mena Please help families with adults and support them to find better options when it comes to jobs and training.
Apr 14, 2014 Moira Logan
Apr 14, 2014 Magdalena Smart My son has Autism
Apr 14, 2014 Ashley Valentine I found out when my son was 5 he is now 12 it has been along road but I'm glad I have been there the hole time I love him to death but a lot of people don't understand what autism is .
Apr 14, 2014 Rita Long
Apr 14, 2014 Carl Jorgenson
Apr 14, 2014 Jamie Johnston
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Jagdish Khalsa
Apr 14, 2014 Ryan Guile
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) As a mom to a 22 year old young man with Aspergers, I can tell you he is floundering without services. The future looks bleak. HELP! Thank you.
Apr 14, 2014 Christine Kelly Adults with autsim were kids who needed help and support lets continue to support them as they become adults.
Apr 14, 2014 linda beiss
Apr 14, 2014 Christina Forrester A firm believer in the need to continue services for adults with Autism.
Apr 14, 2014 Leah Fechtman For my daughter
Apr 14, 2014 dee arnett
Apr 14, 2014 Chloe Jannah Get signing everyone!
Apr 14, 2014 Kari Buxton
Apr 14, 2014 Diana Ocasio
Apr 14, 2014 Amanda Wilson
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) For my sons future !
Apr 14, 2014 Katie King
Apr 14, 2014 Tammy Methvin
Apr 14, 2014 Lori Chase
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Karen Irvani

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