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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

Mar 5, 2015 cindy chilton
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Mar 4, 2015 Lisa Delabre
Mar 4, 2015 Martha W D Bushnell
Mar 3, 2015 Alice Rayburn
Mar 3, 2015 Bonnie Svec
Mar 3, 2015 Carla Winger
Mar 3, 2015 darren cook
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please enact legislation for Autism awareness training for law enforcement
Feb 23, 2015 Deborah Lombardi
Feb 22, 2015 Robert Petermann
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 20, 2015 Joan S.
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Feb 12, 2015 Tatiana Koroleva
Feb 11, 2015 Mike Roy
Feb 10, 2015 Kimberly Wiley
Feb 10, 2015 Natasha Case
Feb 8, 2015 Amber Segal
Feb 5, 2015 Rocio Urban
Feb 4, 2015 penny Eastman
Feb 2, 2015 Cara Galluzzo
Feb 2, 2015 Lyudmyla Andrukhova
Jan 30, 2015 Joy Branch
Jan 29, 2015 Ann Whitfield
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2015 Elizabeth Cano
Jan 27, 2015 John Sodrel
Jan 27, 2015 Cindy Grover I have an autistic child that wanders and can attest to how frightning this can be. All children with autisim that have the propensity to wander need a special alert.
Jan 27, 2015 Alexandrea Pavlica
Jan 27, 2015 Rebecca Graziano
Jan 26, 2015 Anna-Rosa Baker
Jan 26, 2015 Iva Turato Department of Justsice: Youe need to establish an alert system for missing children with autism
Jan 22, 2015 Susan H
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Jan 22, 2015 Samantha Haase
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Jan 22, 2015 Meagan Baxter
Jan 22, 2015 Deborah Miramontes
Jan 22, 2015 Whitney Vance
Jan 22, 2015 Celine Poncy
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Jan 21, 2015 Artem Vyzhenko
Jan 20, 2015 Fernanda Van Ysseldyk
Jan 20, 2015 Fernanda Van Ysseldyk
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Jan 19, 2015 Ramona Coleman
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Jan 19, 2015 Ellen Perkins

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