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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 can be much more dangerous.

Children with autism can wander far from their homes without understanding the dangers around them. There have been many unnecessary deaths due to children getting lost or falling into bodies of water.

We need to establish a system for children with autism much like the AMBER alert to provide authorities with information about the child's condition, communication abilities, nicknames, favorite spots, etc.

Keep our children with autism safe! Ask the Department of Justice to support a special alert for missing children with autism.

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Dear Attorney General Eric Holder,

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

Some 90 percent of children with autism are prone to wandering from their homes or families without thought to the dangers around them. Many of these children have wandered into forests, gotten lost in extreme weather or drowned in bodies of water.

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 like the AMBER alert that would notify authorities and communities of a child's triggers, nicknames and favorite spots. This kind of information would be vital to finding a missing child with autism before he or she becomes endangered.

Please do your part to protect missing children with autism by creating an alert system to more effectively reunite families.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures

Feb 10, 2016 Shamsiah Ahmad
Feb 10, 2016 Lisa Davis
Feb 9, 2016 Angelea Guzman
Feb 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 9, 2016 Emily Houlihan
Feb 9, 2016 Carla Gross
Feb 8, 2016 christy morgan
Feb 8, 2016 Lisa Perez
Feb 8, 2016 Jennifer Elderd
Feb 8, 2016 Laurita Zontek
Feb 7, 2016 Susan Saikami
Feb 6, 2016 Kibby Romero
Feb 5, 2016 Linda Dobbs My granddaughter has autism, when she gets scared she runs stop treating these children and young adults including adults like garbage they are our future what do you want them to be or not. Protect them like they would protect you if they could
Feb 5, 2016 Kaytie Kelm
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2016 Kay Long
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Feb 4, 2016 Ann Reid
Feb 3, 2016 Liz Cooper
Feb 3, 2016 Kristie Miller
Feb 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2016 catherine mirabella
Feb 2, 2016 Cindy Staley
Feb 1, 2016 Federico Barbera
Feb 1, 2016 Liz von Doemming We need a special alert for missing children with autism!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 31, 2016 Jess B
Jan 31, 2016 ana trillo
Jan 31, 2016 lisa stacey
Jan 31, 2016 Tina da Cruz
Jan 27, 2016 Milene Lima
Jan 27, 2016 Christina Schrage
Jan 27, 2016 Pauline Köhler
Jan 25, 2016 Debi Lawson
Jan 24, 2016 Lloyd Pieratt
Jan 24, 2016 Katarina Terning
Jan 24, 2016 nic gro
Jan 23, 2016 Anna Jasiukiewicz
Jan 23, 2016 Bailey Pedersen
Jan 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2016 Christina Collado It is an absolute necessity that an alert for missing children with autism be established. We have the amber alert and it has saved plenty of children, proof that these alerts are effective.
Jan 21, 2016 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Jan 21, 2016 Awilda Rivera All children need to be protected. Children at risk are especially vulnerable. Please put into place an AMBER alert for the children at risk. This is extremely important.
Jan 21, 2016 Stephanie Corona
Jan 21, 2016 Amy Lamp Our disabled should have an alert system so more ppl can help find and bring them home safely.
Jan 21, 2016 Laura Johnson
Jan 20, 2016 Annamaria Rizzo
Jan 20, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Jan 19, 2016 Pj Boyce
Jan 19, 2016 (Name not displayed) We need to make a difference!
Jan 17, 2016 Amanda Allen

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