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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: 10,814
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

Sep 14, 2014 michael jonas There must be a multitude of adults out there who have some form of autism but remain undiagnosed. Confused, isolated and quite often suicidal. I know, because for much of my life that is how I felt.
Sep 13, 2014 Jackie McNeely-Estes
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
Sep 9, 2014 Lois Hemm
Sep 5, 2014 Carmelita Wells
Sep 5, 2014 Samantha sibley
Sep 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 Kristen Mowery
Aug 31, 2014 Mariam Andalibi
Aug 27, 2014 carly garcia
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Cathy Thomas
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2014 Jennifer Concepcion
Aug 18, 2014 donna sitter
Aug 15, 2014 Kelly Hawkes
Aug 11, 2014 lilo willys
Aug 7, 2014 emily holz
Aug 6, 2014 Kathleen Smith
Aug 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Jennifer Ritter
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Marc Aguilera
Jul 25, 2014 Kristina Aguilera I am an adult with autism who is fighting for my rights for disability, but in the process I have my house in foreclosure. There are no programs to help adults with autism!
Jul 25, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 24, 2014 Tony Lilich
Jul 22, 2014 daphne joseph
Jul 22, 2014 Liza Z
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Tatiana Koroleva
Jul 20, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 17, 2014 Valerie Crosby
Jul 15, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Jul 12, 2014 trent jurrians
Jul 7, 2014 Natalie Bowers Any & All Should Have The Opportunity To Work & If Unable To Work Be Taken Care Of Anyway Somehow Autism Is Not Contagious & Those Who Have It Are Still HUMAN BEINGS.
Jul 6, 2014 Devon Smith
Jul 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2014 Petruta Mureseanu
Jun 30, 2014 Katherine Linebaugh
Jun 29, 2014 Polina Gradusova
Jun 21, 2014 Claudia Catanescu
Jun 18, 2014 Robyn Martin
Jun 17, 2014 kimberly graves
Jun 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2014 Kathy Kropp
Jun 11, 2014 Dawn Brandenburg
Jun 9, 2014 Bob Brucker
Jun 6, 2014 fabiola ratton kummer
Jun 5, 2014 Leroy Hilton
Jun 4, 2014 Zina Marlyn Fronda

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