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Sponsored by: The Autism Site

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


Jul 31, 2014 Shantel Jones
Jul 31, 2014 ΑΝΝΑ Mel.
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 kevin kiely
Jul 30, 2014 Jean Naples
Jul 30, 2014 Katia Alves
Jul 30, 2014 Eileen Lapuma
Jul 30, 2014 Heaven Wilson Mother of an Autistic child.
Jul 30, 2014 Delfina Rodriguez
Jul 30, 2014 Jennifer Grace
Jul 30, 2014 Elisa Donnadieu
Jul 30, 2014 Roseamry Shuflat
Jul 30, 2014 Sarah Stanfield
Jul 30, 2014 Sangeeta Swain
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) A fear every parent is to be told your child is missing has but those of us with a child with ASD it's an everyday fear. These kids don't know to ask for help or may not be able to. Please
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is a wonderful idea and would help so many families!
Jul 30, 2014 Melodee Bibeau-Clark This is a major worry in my house. We would like to see a system in place for these children.
Jul 30, 2014 christine Clinton
Jul 30, 2014 Coleen Meidinger
Jul 30, 2014 carla scott
Jul 30, 2014 Leslie Thomas
Jul 30, 2014 Denise Oterp
Jul 30, 2014 Karen Chilson
Jul 30, 2014 R. Denis Cole
Jul 30, 2014 kate camp
Jul 30, 2014 Jessica Cutshall
Jul 30, 2014 Bob Brucker
Jul 30, 2014 clara rowell
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 Charlotte Kelly
Jul 30, 2014 Raven Haber
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 Rosa Vichot Please consider we need our system every second count this is between life & death!
Jul 30, 2014 Rosa Ramos Please help us to take care our autistic children...because they don't know how to take care they self!!! God bless you!!!
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 Jan Smith
Jul 25, 2014 Kristina Aguilera
Jul 25, 2014 Audra Dionisio
Jul 25, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 22, 2014 Liza Z
Jul 20, 2014 Chiara Lucrezi
Jul 20, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 19, 2014 Bonnie Lynn MacKinnon
Jul 19, 2014 Rose Jackson
Jul 18, 2014 Teresa Sutton
Jul 17, 2014 Evelyn Perez My grandson is Autistic I pray they do something about the kids that leave the school or home where ever..Something needs to be done....
Jul 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2014 olga lira
Jul 17, 2014 Valerie Crosby
Jul 17, 2014 Dannielle Jaeger

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