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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 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
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Mar 12, 2015 Maria Vega
Mar 12, 2015 Waleska Rivera
Mar 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 12, 2015 (Name not displayed) I am so happy for this ... It is the most needed safe system for these very special children...They need protected in as many ways as can be done....
Mar 12, 2015 Dolores Brihn Please support an alert for children with autism.
Mar 12, 2015 Mike Donovan
Mar 12, 2015 Rafael Samper
Mar 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2015 amy coates
Mar 11, 2015 Jordan Thompson
Mar 11, 2015 Marie Gallagher
Mar 11, 2015 Christine States Creating an alert system to help find missing children with ASD is vital for us as a society.
Mar 11, 2015 charlene perez
Mar 11, 2015 Andrea zuniga
Mar 11, 2015 yazmin sanchez
Mar 11, 2015 Rebecca Sampson I would hate to see a child/adult with Autism lost somewhere and no one knew where they were; the government should, definitely, pass a special alert to keep them all safe & sound, not only for their sakes, but also for their families sake!
Mar 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2015 Catina Davis My son is high functioning Autistic and it's a day to day struggle for him
Mar 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2015 Natosha Taborn
Mar 11, 2015 Jennifer Reigle
Mar 11, 2015 Erin Olitt
Mar 11, 2015 Albert Brihn Please support a special alert for missing children with autism.
Mar 11, 2015 KeAra Edwards My son is autistic and I fear daily the he will wonder off and will be a tragic. Please help us and the many of other parents who share these same feelings.
Mar 11, 2015 Laurie Cross This really needs to be done as my 14 year old Autistic Grandson does not speak, He can not tell anyone where he lives if he were ever to get lost and all those who can not speak.
Mar 11, 2015 Maura S.
Mar 11, 2015 harold hill
Mar 11, 2015 erica pack
Mar 11, 2015 Ginny McGill
Mar 11, 2015 Karen Glass
Mar 11, 2015 Ronda Doyle For my grandson who is the best ever
Mar 11, 2015 Marlene Goring There needs to be a special and immediate alert for a missing child who is autistic.
Mar 11, 2015 Kristin Marchiani This is a great idea!
Mar 11, 2015 Brittany Howe
Mar 11, 2015 Melissa Badillo
Mar 11, 2015 Anabella Lindsey
Mar 11, 2015 Karen Holli
Mar 11, 2015 Daniel Smith
Mar 11, 2015 yareliz irizarry They deserve it too !
Mar 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2015 Mark Ellis As the father of a child of autism, this is my worst fear.
Mar 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2015 migdalia convery Yes, please.
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