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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: 14,054
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 7, 2017 (Name not displayed) I can't express my appreciation enough for introducing this extremely important legislation. As a parent of a 31 year old son on the Spectrum, I know how important it is for him to be gainfully employed and I think his employers appreciate his dedication.
Nov 6, 2017 Cathy Irwin
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 4, 2017 Robyn Weikert
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 4, 2017 Annmarie Battle-Garcia
Nov 4, 2017 Carrie Frost For my son, who is 9 years old, for his future
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed) My son is 17 and on the spectrum I know in the right job he would be a excellent employee
Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 9, 2017 Michelle McDaniel Thank you for stepping up!
Oct 9, 2017 Eleni Papadopoulos
Sep 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 25, 2017 Susan Laverty Thank you Ford Co. I have an adult son who has autism. Thankfully, he has a good job for the past 4 years since he graduated High School. It wasn't easy at first, but he's doing great and they are happy to have him. We need more programs like this.
Sep 24, 2017 Lisa Sanchez
Sep 22, 2017 Samantha Martin Great idea
Sep 21, 2017 Louis Saltzman
Sep 21, 2017 (Name not displayed) This is such a great cause!
Sep 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 21, 2017 Reba Stoddard My 22 year old gets no assistance from the state of Connecticut despite being accepted into the autism program because there is not enough staff and is on a waiting list
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Laura Brandt
Aug 29, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2017 Laurie Gaunt
Aug 17, 2017 Marisa Mercer
Aug 6, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Jul 20, 2017 Stacey Riggs I love this idea. More companies should do this.
Jul 17, 2017 Anita Holderfield
Jul 16, 2017 Robert Harrison
Jul 14, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jun 13, 2017 Ana Argueta 100% support
Jun 11, 2017 Cody Hansen
Jun 11, 2017 Micaela Hansen
Jun 11, 2017 Eileen McHaffie-Hansen
Jun 11, 2017 Perry Hansen
Jun 11, 2017 Barbara Bragg
Jun 10, 2017 Melissa Chadd My son is 24 years old, on the spectrum, and would love to be employed! We just can't find work for him. We NEED more programs like this for these young adults. Thank you.
Jun 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 10, 2017 Flor Gutiérrez
Jun 10, 2017 Damia Cleaver
Jun 10, 2017 Vanessa Ibarra
Jun 10, 2017 Neda Malki
Jun 10, 2017 Marietta Walker Please help our children they have the skills someone just has to believe they can do it and prove it !
Jun 10, 2017 Debra Long
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith

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