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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: 11,709
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

Mar 21, 2015 Barbara Shakespeare
Mar 17, 2015 Sara Balzer
Mar 14, 2015 Jamie Owen
Mar 12, 2015 Samantha Norton
Mar 10, 2015 mieke wilms
Mar 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2015 erin fallon
Mar 7, 2015 Valerie Edwards
Mar 6, 2015 Polly Harris
Mar 6, 2015 Lynda Dickey
Mar 5, 2015 Daryl Rogers
Mar 5, 2015 Camille Woolfolk
Mar 5, 2015 Sheri Mitchell
Mar 5, 2015 Paige Reynolds
Mar 5, 2015 Teddy Reynolds
Mar 5, 2015 Ryan Feldman
Mar 5, 2015 Misty Bestler
Mar 5, 2015 Tonya Reynolds My daughter is 22 years old and has Asperger's. She finally got a job and only gets 8 hours a week, because she is "too slow". My husband works 2 jobs to support our family of 4 and to pay for her health insurance. We need help for independence goals.
Mar 5, 2015 Michael Fennell No comment.
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2015 Juan Montelongo
Mar 5, 2015 Anastasia Lamers
Mar 5, 2015 Guylaine Racette
Mar 5, 2015 Mary Nesser I love Madison : )
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2015 Lori Garrett
Mar 5, 2015 Brittani Pilla
Mar 5, 2015 katie murphy
Mar 5, 2015 Lisa Bielicki
Mar 5, 2015 kim bleau
Mar 5, 2015 CINA IRIZARRY I fully support! !
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please support this law!
Mar 4, 2015 tammy bengtson
Mar 4, 2015 shontelle chavez
Mar 4, 2015 Suzan Ingersoll Autism is a reality for many families. Services must be provided and maintained.
Mar 4, 2015 MELANIE HOWELL I have a son on the autism spectrum.
Mar 4, 2015 Danielle Rivera Everyone deserves their chance.
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please help our children with Autism become contributing adults in our society with jobs. Thank you!
Mar 4, 2015 Dana Gilmore
Mar 4, 2015 Katherine Miller Support this legislation!
Mar 4, 2015 Michael Potter
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Sherry Reuss
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 angela jankie
Mar 4, 2015 Phyllis Gray
Mar 4, 2015 susan garrett
Mar 4, 2015 jeannette ortiz
Mar 4, 2015 Diana Anderson For Robert - heart of my heart.

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