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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: 14,160
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

Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jul 21, 2018 Christine Iadeluca
Jul 18, 2018 Rhonda Polkinghorne My 2 sons are autistic and I would love to see this happen for them.
Jul 17, 2018 JANET DAGGETT I would like to see this implemented in other large companies, hospitals and many more
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) For two of my grandsons who have Aspergers.
Jul 17, 2018 Jane Dunthorne
Jul 17, 2018 joyce austin As a special Ed teacher, I would like to see more opportunities for my students to look forward to once they go through schooling
Jul 17, 2018 Emily Finer My son is 16. High functioning autism. He needs a chance to have a life in society and programs can this can help him be independent and not rely on government to support him all his life.
Jul 16, 2018 Andrea Mcgehee
Jun 7, 2018 Nena Cook Fight harder to help win over this disorder for these folks now they need more help and at less costs for them
Jun 5, 2018 Suzanne Munday
Jun 4, 2018 Maryalice Hopkins For my grandson with autism
Jun 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 3, 2018 Adrian Wittasek
Jun 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2018 Pilar Pérez
May 15, 2018 Kay Theriault
May 10, 2018 Gloria Bryant Autism does not magically disappear when children become adults. Support should continue for their LIFETIME! Thank you for your dedication.
May 2, 2018 Christie Rawls
May 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2018 Andries Grobbelaar
May 2, 2018 Lorraine Costea
May 2, 2018 Elizabeth Ishmael
May 2, 2018 Christine Maidl
May 2, 2018 Ann Shanklin
May 2, 2018 Norma Molina
May 2, 2018 Ara and Sheryl Stepanian
May 2, 2018 Joan Cuplin I support this act!!!!
May 2, 2018 Teresa Foster
May 2, 2018 Teresa Foster
May 2, 2018 Barbara Fox The need for qualified persons to assist with independent living is critical. Training and government funding for adequate salaries is tantamount to any success of the disadvantaged individual!!!!
May 2, 2018 Patricia Chandler Victims deserve protection !!!
May 2, 2018 Dorothy Lenard I have spent many years working with college students with autism, and can tell you that these services are extremely important.
May 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2018 Ertie Evangelista
May 2, 2018 Karin Cohen
May 2, 2018 Stephanie Ayan
May 2, 2018 C. Marshall
May 2, 2018 Jennifer Johnson
May 2, 2018 Edgar Locklear
May 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2018 Charles Pan
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May 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2018 L Dufresne NOW!
May 2, 2018 Kerry Avenell
May 2, 2018 Patricia Gillespie

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