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If you previously signed this petition on The Child Health Site, your signature has been sent to President Obama. If you know someone who is interested in this cause, please direct them to sign the petition! Thank you!
Goal: 20,000 Progress: 9,503
Sponsored by: The Autism Site

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects one in 68 children. Those are frightening odds, and in order to provide assistance and care to children and families living with autism, we need to incite the government for help and raise awareness for this important cause.

Occurrences of autism are only increasing, and something needs to be done. Families touched by autism need our support. Though autism awareness and advocacy is on the rise, there is still much that remains unknown about this elusive disorder. That's why we need stronger governmental participation to continue to fight on behalf of children and families.

Sign the petition urging President Obama to dedicate more time and resources toward the fight against autism and to supporting our families who are living with it now.

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Dear President Obama:

I am writing on behalf of an important and sensitive matter. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects one in 68 children. Children with autism often have difficulties having to do with communication and social interaction, and autism can severely affect a child's development in many key areas of growth.

Autism treatment and coverage can also be very difficult to come by in the current political climate. Many insurance providers don't include autism care in their coverage plans. Some families are carrying the burden of expensive autism treatments all on their own.

Autism is a reality in our country, and instances are only increasing. We need you to stand up and advocate for families dealing with this difficult disorder.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Apr 20, 2015 Leslie Gegg
Apr 20, 2015 chenie kaur
Apr 18, 2015 Ivan Brewer
Apr 18, 2015 Harrison Brewer
Apr 18, 2015 Camille VanGee
Apr 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2015 Daneita Hargett
Apr 14, 2015 Susan Ashford
Apr 14, 2015 Hilda Jones
Apr 14, 2015 Audra Padgett
Apr 7, 2015 Sierra Soares
Apr 7, 2015 gaetane henderson
Apr 7, 2015 Michelle Smith I support this cause. My son is autistic.
Apr 7, 2015 Haley Steiner
Apr 5, 2015 Kathy Cruz I have an 11 yr. Old boy and we have around 40 k expenses in Therapies not cover by health insurance. We are struggling paying our basic expenses and we need health insurance to cover more tberspies.
Apr 4, 2015 kathy willis
Apr 3, 2015 annette florence
Apr 2, 2015 Karen D Felts
Apr 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2015 TERESA KOHL
Apr 2, 2015 Joey Stevenson
Apr 1, 2015 Lyndsey Carter
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 beverly lyon Having a child with autism is very hard its like a job 24/ 7. Living in a state where there is really no help; it upsets me that I can't get my son the help that he really needs because insurance only covers so much. My son is a very loving child.
Mar 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2015 silvia lucisano
Mar 17, 2015 Sara Balzer
Mar 15, 2015 Amy Castro Having a child with autism is a 24/7 365 learning experience. i love my children and its hard surviving especially as a single mother.
Mar 14, 2015 ellie brightman
Mar 9, 2015 Heidi Metris
Mar 9, 2015 Rebecca Moore
Mar 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2015 Sanjay Mistry
Mar 8, 2015 Renee Calpin
Mar 8, 2015 William Anderson
Mar 7, 2015 Cherie Manzano
Mar 5, 2015 Anastasia Lamers
Mar 5, 2015 cindy chilton
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 3, 2015 Bonnie Svec
Mar 3, 2015 Julia Cooper
Mar 3, 2015 Rhonda Williams
Feb 23, 2015 Deborah Lombardi
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 17, 2015 LINDA FANCHER
Feb 8, 2015 courtney thomas
Feb 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2015 penny Eastman
Feb 2, 2015 Cara Galluzzo
Feb 2, 2015 zarahi Hernandez Hi my name is zarahi Hernandez I have my especial child zair caleb he has 8yrs old he has aspberguer syndrome autism with add... and i like RECEIVE more information for u guys

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