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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: 13,774
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

May 22, 2016 Elisabetta Palma
Apr 27, 2016 John De Keyzer
Apr 17, 2016 Julie Martin
Apr 10, 2016 Genesis Merano
Apr 9, 2016 Richard Moore People with Autism and there carers need support
Apr 8, 2016 Mary Ann Prince There is a great need to help autistic and the families also. It is not an easy road.
Apr 8, 2016 Robert Braddy We need to start working with autistic people as early as possible after diagnosis so they can get the help needed to survive in the real world.
Apr 7, 2016 Mary Barnhart
Apr 7, 2016 (Name not displayed) I am an adult with Autism and Im also the mother of 3 children with Autism. I have no support system, family or friends. It is a very lonely and frustrating world when you can't get the services you need to succeed in life and no one understands you.
Apr 7, 2016 Kenya Duval
Apr 4, 2016 Joy Kelly O'Regan
Apr 3, 2016 Lori Hernandez
Apr 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Mar 31, 2016 Kelly Garrett
Mar 27, 2016 Ruby King People with Autism need support, understanding and acceptance to live the life they want, regardless of age or severity. Autism most definitely exists in adults. It doesn't stop at a certain age!
Mar 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) I have a adult autistic son name Samuel he's 22 years old and need a job
Mar 21, 2016 Shawnna Gunterman
Mar 19, 2016 Rachel Hearlson
Mar 11, 2016 Lucinda Hayes
Mar 7, 2016 Helga Blackthorne
Mar 5, 2016 Jeffrey Peters
Mar 3, 2016 Cheryl McIntire
Feb 28, 2016 Esther Wolk
Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 8, 2016 Lisa Perez
Feb 8, 2016 Jennifer Elderd
Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2016 Stella Waterhouse
Feb 2, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Feb 1, 2016 Shireen Sohrabji
Jan 31, 2016 Carly Allred Please consider this petition.
Jan 31, 2016 Erika Ranzi
Jan 29, 2016 Jan Marek
Jan 28, 2016 Bridget Robertson
Jan 27, 2016 Sherri Martin
Jan 25, 2016 Kathi Thompson
Jan 25, 2016 Birgitta Siponen
Jan 25, 2016 Doris Gruehling
Jan 23, 2016 Leanne Burns
Jan 22, 2016 Catherine Alquier
Jan 20, 2016 S Jitreun
Jan 20, 2016 Heidi Walderra
Jan 20, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Jan 19, 2016 Lois Jordan
Jan 19, 2016 Darren Woolsey
Jan 19, 2016 Farah Hage Ali
Jan 19, 2016 Sandra Ferri
Jan 19, 2016 Ted Williams
Jan 18, 2016 M B
Jan 18, 2016 Raleigh koritz

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