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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

Sep 20, 2014 Claudia Popovic Meza
Sep 20, 2014 Gayann Veach
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2014 Cynthia Fuller
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2014 Erin M
Sep 19, 2014 Katrina Padilla
Sep 19, 2014 Kimberly Perez
Sep 18, 2014 Louise Castillo I have two younger siblings who both have autism.My younger brother is nonverbal and with epilepsy,as for the youngest my sister is verbal.I need there to be an alert for children with autism for their safety and for my siblings safety.
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) Check out SafetyNet by LoJack in the meantime. It's a bracelet where police track kids with special needs who wander.
Sep 18, 2014 Marie Navarro
Sep 18, 2014 Margaret Harris
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Kristina Dunaway Thank you!
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Mary Ann Roberts This is SO crucial!!! Please help!!!
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 MARCELA SEDAS I HAVE A 7 Year old with autism, almost whether verbal... i would like to have the Amber Alert!
Sep 18, 2014 Maryann Silva
Sep 18, 2014 DICK GRAHAM
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 eric ashwell i have 2 sons who are on the spectrum and it would be a great idea.me and my wife are affraid to take him to the movies and other stuuf like that just for that reason.
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) We really need this. My daughter wanders and I think this is a necessity.
Sep 18, 2014 eileen conley
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) i have an autistic daughter and should she go missing..as a parent i would want everyone to know she's out there and help find her..word of mouth and the media can go a long way.
Sep 18, 2014 lisa mcdonald I think this is a necessity for autistic children
Sep 18, 2014 Shannon Johnson
Sep 18, 2014 Betty Sethman
Sep 18, 2014 Kristi Rush This is a must in my opinion!
Sep 18, 2014 Dale Kubin
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Misty covell
Sep 18, 2014 mark dotson
Sep 18, 2014 Justin Foster
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Goodman
Sep 18, 2014 Rashmi pandey
Sep 18, 2014 Leslie Shelton
Sep 18, 2014 Tabatha Iverson
Sep 18, 2014 Kelli Gallagher
Sep 18, 2014 Margaret Newton
Sep 18, 2014 Brandy Williams This would be a huge benefit. My 5 yr old daughter is non verbal.
Sep 18, 2014 Stephanie Williamson
Sep 18, 2014 Ellyn McNeill
Sep 18, 2014 Amie Smith
Sep 18, 2014 Dolly Leaf This is a necessity .. I think it would really help!!
Sep 18, 2014 Valerie Sassi
Sep 18, 2014 Joshua Washburn My son is Autistic and I support this measure with all my heart. If he went missing I would want a special alert to help make sure he was found.
Sep 18, 2014 Natalia Ballesteros
Sep 18, 2014 Kimberly Zera Can you imagine being non-verbal and lost?

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