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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: 14,002
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 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2017 Carolyn Holmer I know of people with autism working at Tower Automotive in Bellevue Ohio ie Ford Truck assembly plant. It does not sound like this training is being utilized at Tower. I feel for the employee that is struggling so. I support ASWFA!!
May 11, 2017 Virginia Thompson We have an 18 year old son with HFA. He's brilliant. These young adults need to be highlighted for colleges & the work force.
May 11, 2017 Sherry Cooper
May 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2017 Christine Johnson
May 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2017 Becky Bunch
Apr 26, 2017 Letty Miranda
Apr 26, 2017 Janita Gonzalez
Apr 25, 2017 Lindsey Holmes Equality for all
Apr 20, 2017 Jennifer Layton Concerned parent of a 13 year old autistic son and his uncertain future.
Apr 15, 2017 Linda Dobbs my daughter is an adult with autism but was not diagnosed properly as a child
Apr 3, 2017 Micki Sutton
Apr 2, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Mar 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2017 Elva Cabrera Ford is doing an awesome thing with helping people with Autism an opportunity to be part of working for a great company. I encourage others to follow suit.
Mar 23, 2017 steveb dolgin My son is 26, a college graduate and on the autism spectrum ( high functioning). He has had an unbelievablt difficult time finding employment while he is working with ACESS_VR and and agency that supposedly help people on the spectrum.
Mar 13, 2017 Veronica Amador
Feb 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2017 dima abouzannad
Feb 22, 2017 Lane Williams For my brother and also for some of my very best friends. I wish them all the happiness and well-deserved success in the world.
Feb 8, 2017 Deanna Flitton
Feb 7, 2017 Beverly Folkes
Jan 27, 2017 Jeanette Olson My son is 21 and has Aspergers Syndrome. Getting and keeping a job has been a struggle. He graduated with an advanced degree from high school, but does not have the social skills needed to work a regular job.
Jan 27, 2017 Carol Lizotte My son has aspergers. He's taking classes and has many gifts and talents that he cannot use in any kind of paid position. The world is missing out on this creativity that we would all benefit from.
Jan 26, 2017 Lisa Fitzgerald
Jan 26, 2017 Alice McCullough for my son Tyler Snow
Jan 25, 2017 Darnie Hibbler-Nelson MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW !!
Jan 22, 2017 Patricia Nenadich
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2017 Paul Williams
Jan 17, 2017 Rebecca Shelton
Dec 29, 2016 julian zrnic
Dec 29, 2016 Christine Elston I believe wholeheartedly in helping adults on the Autism Spectrum succeed!
Dec 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 27, 2016 Daisy Mancia
Dec 15, 2016 Eve Delmonte
Nov 30, 2016 Kathy Smith
Nov 24, 2016 K Zoll
Nov 6, 2016 Kimberly Foster
Nov 3, 2016 Karen Cole I have an eighteen year old son with asperburgers and a nine year old stepson on the spectrum. It is difficult to find help paying for college and job prospects are discouraging for the 18 yr old. Hope it is better for the 9 yr old when he gets older!
Nov 3, 2016 Joan Summa It's about time!
Oct 31, 2016 Donna Star
Oct 25, 2016 Marsha Croner
Oct 13, 2016 Cindy austin

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