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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: 9,130
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

Oct 31, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Oct 24, 2014 nykesha carter
Oct 24, 2014 Wendie Combs MOTHER WITH 18 yr old with Aspergers .
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 Ashley Oliver
Oct 23, 2014 Angelina Squire
Oct 23, 2014 Cindy Herriman We need all the support we can get please
Oct 23, 2014 Latonia Green
Oct 23, 2014 Rose Gonzales I have a son whom is autistic. We do need more support systems for this. It is getting way out of hand.
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 amber rhoades
Oct 23, 2014 Lisa Miguel
Oct 23, 2014 Charmaine Berry
Oct 23, 2014 Sandra Padilla
Oct 22, 2014 Leslie Williams
Oct 21, 2014 Christy Jones Concerned Mother
Oct 19, 2014 Hazel Sharrad
Oct 19, 2014 matthew carrozzella
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Everyone counts.
Oct 17, 2014 kayla hunt Every child (no matter what disability) deserves the same respect, attention, and love.
Oct 16, 2014 amanda ames My son is almost ten.We do not have many resourses available to our children. It makes the sruggle that much harder. The education system is sp very lacking in al areas. Please help our children. They are part of the future as well!
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Linda Sandahl
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) Pls HELP!!!
Oct 15, 2014 Sharion Sutherland I have three grandkids with Autism. One is non-verbal, all are angels. Please support families and children with Autism who otherwise go on this journey alone. Thank You
Oct 15, 2014 Mary Manis My sister has an autistic daughter 22 yrs old. Single parent struggles to make ends meet. an get. struggling, and the government does little yo help. can not even afford health insurance.mYes PLEASE SUPPORT!
Oct 15, 2014 June Chernick My grandson is non verbal at 4 and he is so smart. We families need more support to help deal with issues from health care to schooling and classes for us caregivers...
Oct 15, 2014 Andrea Aldridge
Oct 15, 2014 Jean M Collins Please,Presideny and Congress do what you possibly can to support families struggling with Autism!
Oct 15, 2014 shannon lopez My son had autism so this meens so much to me!!
Oct 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 15, 2014 Mary Bloss
Oct 15, 2014 Doreen Wolf
Oct 15, 2014 Donna Holden My son has autism and adhd I know the struggles
Oct 15, 2014 Debbie Cseh
Oct 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 15, 2014 Teresa Longmire
Oct 15, 2014 Heidi Burke
Oct 15, 2014 Steven Eachus, II
Oct 15, 2014 Larry Smith My wife and I have two autistic children. Lukas four yrs old and Ella two years old. Please help us find a cure for autism.
Oct 15, 2014 Kelly Lavin Bobadilla
Oct 15, 2014 dava butler
Oct 15, 2014 Nydia Caraman
Oct 15, 2014 Anila Piciri
Oct 15, 2014 Denise Tyson
Oct 15, 2014 Mary tomlin

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