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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: 14,103
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


Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Mar 23, 2018 (Name not displayed) Peace love and equality is what we all want and everyone should be treated the same way nothing less so we need to start somewhere so our love o es can have a better future and all the support so they know they are all amazing
Mar 15, 2018 Audrey Johnson
Mar 14, 2018 Cheryl Planz These people are very value employees with the right support
Mar 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 13, 2018 Tiffany Caruso
Mar 13, 2018 (Name not displayed) We need to train and employ people with autism! What are they supposed to do after they turn 21? They should be able to work just like the rest of the world. Otherwise they are bored and possibly excluded from society.
Mar 12, 2018 Kristen Moon
Mar 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2018 Kaci Yee
Mar 11, 2018 jim dawson We need all the help we can get! I'm the parent of a 19 year old Autistic Young Man. He just graduated from High School with a regular diploma. Sans one C in Chemistry, he would have graduated with honors....All A's and B's...He needs a Job!
Mar 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2018 Kasey Van wormer
Mar 11, 2018 Susan Coats Autism diagnosis are on the rise. My beautiful granddaughter is on the spectrum. We need more research and assistance for families who deal with autism daily. Please pass this legislation!
Mar 11, 2018 Linda Strickland
Mar 11, 2018 Christina Lycke Please help our kids become successful adults.
Mar 11, 2018 Melissa Green
Mar 11, 2018 (Name not displayed) Our granddaughter is precious to us. She is a high functioning autistic who will still need assistance with daily living.
Mar 11, 2018 Mackenzie Wheeles
Mar 10, 2018 Donna McNamara
Mar 10, 2018 Nicole Sedillos I love this !! My son would love to participate in a program like this.
Mar 10, 2018 Donna Bailey
Mar 10, 2018 Karen Schroyer
Mar 10, 2018 Kim Bonetti
Mar 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 26, 2018 Bartol Margic
Feb 25, 2018 Jeanine Smegal
Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
Jan 31, 2018 Mary Cotham
Jan 30, 2018 Destinee Gardner
Jan 28, 2018 Eleanor Gallagher
Jan 27, 2018 Rose De La Rosa This is awesome news!!!
Jan 27, 2018 Brenda Garver
Jan 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2018 Danny de Hoyos
Jan 27, 2018 Trica Holgren
Jan 27, 2018 Cynthia Newberry
Jan 27, 2018 Mike Di
Jan 27, 2018 pamela austin
Jan 14, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq
Jan 3, 2018 Jodi Ford
Dec 28, 2017 Jennifer Falsetta
Dec 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2017 Leslie Nokelby
Dec 18, 2017 Rebecca Patenaude
Dec 18, 2017 Laurie Pilotti
Dec 13, 2017 Stacey Govito
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
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.

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