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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 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


Apr 19, 2014 Heather Lamantia
Apr 18, 2014 Linda Murphy
Apr 18, 2014 mercy myers
Apr 18, 2014 Marlena Durkowska
Apr 17, 2014 Lydia Lafferty
Apr 16, 2014 Abby Meissner The greatest fear of a parent with an autistic child is that they will wander away and get hurt or die. I keep all of my doors bolted with a special key but he still can find a way to "escape". Please establish a national alert.
Apr 15, 2014 melissa Cassatt My son has autism and this is one of my greatest fears. He has already got outside once before and right onto the highway . By some miracle he was never hurt. This autism alert needs to happen!
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2014 julie roberts
Apr 15, 2014 Emily Hosier
Apr 15, 2014 christine cramp
Apr 15, 2014 Mariea Gill
Apr 14, 2014 Stephanie Ault
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Sophia Rodriguez My worst fear is that my Autistic daughter gets out of the house or leaves the school.
Apr 14, 2014 Nicole Criscuolo
Apr 14, 2014 jeffrey gerloski
Apr 13, 2014 Melinda kitts Every child with autism should have some kind of tracking device that could be turn on if went missing.
Apr 13, 2014 Gisella Tiu
Apr 13, 2014 a lucas
Apr 12, 2014 Liam Perry
Apr 12, 2014 Adam Mills
Apr 12, 2014 Jennifer Bruce
Apr 12, 2014 Marilyn Melendez This is very important. Can't imagine a lost child, let alone one with autism. ;'-)
Apr 12, 2014 Hilde B
Apr 11, 2014 Judith Busse
Apr 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2014 Rhonda Hughes
Apr 10, 2014 Sherrie Shown
Apr 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2014 Brian Gottejman
Apr 10, 2014 Mishelle vislisel
Apr 10, 2014 Luxcika Krishnapillai
Apr 10, 2014 Bob Brucker
Apr 10, 2014 Lawrence Jones
Apr 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2014 marianela sanchez
Apr 10, 2014 spencer king
Apr 10, 2014 melissa santiago
Apr 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 9, 2014 Marilyn Hunt
Apr 9, 2014 Christopher Lopez
Apr 9, 2014 Bruno Prata
Apr 9, 2014 Hilde B
Apr 9, 2014 Valerie Avent Establish an Alert For Missing Children With Autism.
Apr 9, 2014 Rosin Martinez
Apr 9, 2014 P T Stanton
Apr 9, 2014 Channing Smith
Apr 8, 2014 Nadine Zimmer
Apr 8, 2014 Ed Keit

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