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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

Dec 21, 2014 Leigh Ann Burch
Dec 20, 2014 Colleen M King
Dec 14, 2014 donna mullins
Dec 12, 2014 Teresa Griffin
Dec 11, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 10, 2014 Melissa Desales
Dec 9, 2014 Jen Karalus
Dec 7, 2014 Elaina Janeene
Dec 5, 2014 barbara weidman
Dec 2, 2014 Amanda Overholt
Dec 2, 2014 mary jones
Dec 2, 2014 John De Keyzer
Nov 28, 2014 Phillip Welton
Nov 25, 2014 linda french Children with autism maybe nonverbal therefore they need something a little different than the normal amber alert and many cant tell you their names
Nov 24, 2014 Casey Manner
Nov 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2014 Cheryl Schlecht
Nov 24, 2014 Monique Diaz
Nov 24, 2014 Billie Wichkan
Nov 22, 2014 christina arnett THIS IS MUCH NEEDED!
Nov 18, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Nov 17, 2014 tara davis
Nov 12, 2014 viv horvat
Nov 9, 2014 Sara Skinner
Nov 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 7, 2014 Karen Hamm
Nov 6, 2014 Caitlin Tubilleja
Nov 6, 2014 Patrick Tubilleja
Nov 6, 2014 William Tubilleja
Nov 3, 2014 Lauren Jarmel
Nov 2, 2014 Shelia Hill
Oct 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2014 Heather McCrillis For older folks, as well.
Oct 27, 2014 Tanya brady
Oct 25, 2014 Haley Holder
Oct 25, 2014 Tara Pennington This would have been great when My son bolted. Now they need to do this and with autism they need to drop this 24 hour bull. That kills the parents to hear. "Wait 24 Hours"
Oct 25, 2014 LittleFlower Boatright
Oct 24, 2014 Lisa Deans
Oct 24, 2014 Charlotte Piper
Oct 24, 2014 tina palmer
Oct 24, 2014 Jennifer Ignacio
Oct 24, 2014 tina dubry
Oct 24, 2014 nicole padilla Yes there should be my daughter has autuim and she dont talk it would help alot of family's
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help save our children!
Oct 24, 2014 Susan elsner Children with autism are not only more likely to wander, but Bc a lot of them can't talk or don't have basic survival needs it is VERY important to get to them as quickly as possible. I think a special alert is an AWESOME idea!
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 gunda jahromi
Oct 23, 2014 Constance Rux
Oct 23, 2014 Jamie Sumner

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