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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.

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Aug 17, 2016 (Name not displayed) My autistic son has run off numerous times and was running until he was lost. The officers just said he is autistic, he won't go far. He was found quite a ways off
Aug 13, 2016 Heather Steele
Aug 13, 2016 Carrie Henderson As a mom of a child with Autism who is considered non-verbal this is a fantastic idea to help keep them safe.
Aug 10, 2016 Alex Rocker
Aug 10, 2016 Casey Roy
Aug 8, 2016 susan cooney
Aug 3, 2016 Linda Franks
Jul 28, 2016 Dawn Carlson
Jul 22, 2016 Francine Allen It is a tragedy when any child gets lost, regardless of their abilities.
Jul 21, 2016 Leteeca Fullet
Jul 15, 2016 (Name not displayed) My 8yo son has autism and I KNOW if he ever goes missing, he will be found near a water. So please! Make this happen!!
Jul 14, 2016 Kris Wildman
Jul 1, 2016 Lakeisha Childs This is an extremely important measure that will aid in the safety of autistic children throughout this country. I FULLY support this.
Jun 29, 2016 Debbie Mansell
Jun 27, 2016 Jody Herrmann
Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 26, 2016 Jessica Robinson
Jun 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2016 Sara Ferandelli
Jun 16, 2016 (Name not displayed) Some autistic children don't understand why a situation is dangerous.please consider this for all disabled children. A child's life may be saved because of this simple step. Thank you
Jun 10, 2016 Caroline CEDELLE
Jun 10, 2016 Betsy Gudz
Jun 7, 2016 Kimberly Shaw
Jun 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 3, 2016 AniMae Chi
May 29, 2016 Dawn Shockley
May 25, 2016 John De Keyzer
May 23, 2016 Karen Sprague
May 22, 2016 Elisabetta Palma
May 19, 2016 (Name not displayed) Safety of children is the first priority of any parent. The concern is higher if the child is special. Kindly help keep children safe.
May 19, 2016 Rekha Nair
May 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2016 Sladjana Perisic
May 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2016 Bonnie Oliver
May 7, 2016 Matt Macedo
May 1, 2016 Marjorie Somers
Apr 27, 2016 Nicola Thomasson
Apr 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2016 Malinda Ezewski
Apr 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2016 Lisa Blundell
Apr 19, 2016 Dymphna Mohr
Apr 19, 2016 Donna Bradley
Apr 17, 2016 Shirley Bell
Apr 17, 2016 Kimberly Spiegel
Apr 17, 2016 Diana Spencer
Apr 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2016 Barb Benedict

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