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The Amber alert was established to notify communities of missing children and provide information about the situation in question. If a child with autism goes missing, though, the circumstances may be very different than those of a child without autism.

Children with autism can wander away from their homes or families without understanding the dangers around them. There have been many unnecessary deaths due to children wandering away and getting lost or falling into a body of water.

We need to establish a system for children with autism much like the Amber alert. It would provide the circumstances of the disappearance as well as information about their condition — whether verbal or non-verbal, nicknames, favorite spots, etc.

Situations with missing autistic children can be drastically different than those of children without. Sign the petition in support of a special alert for missing children with autism!

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Dear President Obama,

We all have witnessed the success of the Amber alert as hundreds of missing children have returned home safely as a result of the warning system. It's now time we implement a similar system for children with autism.

Some 90 percent of children with autism are prone to wandering away from their homes or families without perceiving the dangers of the outside world around them. Many of these children have wandered into forests, gotten lost in extreme weather, or fell into a body of water and drowned.

The fact is, the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a child with autism can differ greatly from those of a child without. We need to implement a warning system for autistic children like the Amber alert that would notify authorities and communities of a child's triggers, nicknames, and favorite spots.

This kind of information could be vital to finding a missing child before he or she has time to get very far. I am writing to ask for your support in creating an alert system that would help children with autism be safely reunited with their families as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures

Sep 30, 2014 Paul Redmond My best friends son has Autism, and I'd hate to see him go missing. Children with Autism tend to bolt or run, its easy for them to become lost.
Sep 30, 2014 amit roy Microsoft have found them well-tuned for software development
Sep 30, 2014 Lisa Madrid-Trejo
Sep 29, 2014 Sam Weisbuch
Sep 29, 2014 Alicia Dumas
Sep 29, 2014 Vickie Moretina This should also include children with ADHD, anxiety, depression, Mood disorders, and PTSD.
Sep 29, 2014 Regina Tillman
Sep 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is something that should've been here from the start.
Sep 29, 2014 Dorothy George
Sep 29, 2014 Renate Prescott
Sep 29, 2014 Sterling Howell Totally support this venue.
Sep 29, 2014 christine abrigo Dear Mr. President, Could we please establish a missing alert system for children with ,Not only Autism, but all special needs children??!... They need our help...they need a voice ♥
Sep 29, 2014 Joyce Ramig
Sep 29, 2014 James Olson My little girl got away once had to call the police they where great but the whole thing took 10 years off my life this is a GREAT idea
Sep 29, 2014 annmarie albano
Sep 28, 2014 Mary Woggon
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2014 Marjorie McCraney
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) We need an alert system for children with autism.
Sep 28, 2014 Joanne Pritchard
Sep 28, 2014 Angie Holland
Sep 28, 2014 Deidre Williamson
Sep 28, 2014 Benjamin Turner As an Autistic son husband and father i strongly support this cause
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) As much as our Autistic Children love to get their "Rambling" on, and with the fact that communication is such an obstacle for these kids, this should have already been implemented!!!
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2014 Donna Vass
Sep 28, 2014 Nicki Griffen
Sep 28, 2014 crystal kurszewski
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2014 Chantelle Lucky
Sep 28, 2014 Brittany Westmoreland It shouldn't matter if they have autism its no reason to let them suffer in any form I hope y'all get this in motion I didn't know that was even an issue!
Sep 28, 2014 Ali Rae
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2014 Makenzie Eldridge ABSOLUTELY
Sep 28, 2014 sara collind
Sep 28, 2014 Zuleika Mannas I support a special alert for missing children with autism!!!
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) A must!
Sep 28, 2014 marina taylor
Sep 28, 2014 melinda luc
Sep 28, 2014 Michelle Priddy
Sep 28, 2014 Beverly Lawson
Sep 28, 2014 Jammie Frye I think we should have an alert for missing children with Autism. Being a parent of two Autistic boys I think we need one
Sep 28, 2014 Deb Mendell
Sep 28, 2014 Judy Esvan
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) Yes I agree. We need this. My child is Autism. People needs this. So please have a Heart!!!!
Sep 28, 2014 Charie Shaw
Sep 28, 2014 shanti steinauer
Sep 28, 2014 emily magro
Sep 28, 2014 Latrena Graham I think there should be an alert fa Children, with Autism!! :-) :-)

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