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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 Jeff Sessions,

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 13, 2017 Veronica Amador This is for my son... I love you Gabriel....
Mar 11, 2017 Corey Williams
Feb 26, 2017 Ariana Ruiz
Feb 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2017 Melissa Mercey
Feb 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 22, 2017 Carla Brimage-Minkel
Feb 18, 2017 Penny Bradford This, and maybe some other awareness Flyers need to be activated. If you care about children, and you have a swimming pool or an unlocked vehicle it should be a good idea to know about autistic children and what can happen with them when they wander.
Feb 18, 2017 Kay Blackledge
Feb 13, 2017 julian zrnic
Feb 10, 2017 Cathy Upton I am a parent of an Autistic child the sometimes look 12 or 13 with the mind of a 2 year old please help
Feb 8, 2017 Celia Martinez
Feb 8, 2017 Glenn Leahey TOO MANY NYC area families of autistic people KNOW how needed this AMBER ALERT is. Autistic people often dislay "odd" behavior...yet SHY away from people...including police...and their cars with flashing lights...making public awareness more important.
Jan 28, 2017 Brian Le Flem
Jan 25, 2017 Darnie Hibbler-Nelson
Jan 24, 2017 Dr. Connell Walker Doubly important to safeguard those who need our extra support at all times.
Jan 22, 2017 Patricia Nenadich
Jan 21, 2017 Shirley Eichelberger
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2017 Paul Williams
Dec 31, 2016 Brenda Bradshaw
Dec 31, 2016 Angela Stier
Dec 21, 2016 Jessica Robinson
Nov 24, 2016 Kelly Wright
Nov 24, 2016 K Zoll
Oct 25, 2016 Marsha Croner
Oct 13, 2016 Cindy austin
Sep 25, 2016 Kristy Anderson
Sep 24, 2016 Sylvia Deanda
Sep 19, 2016 Jessica Porter
Sep 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2016 Ana Dacosta We need an autism alert.
Sep 13, 2016 Di Rosenthal
Sep 1, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Aug 17, 2016 (Name not displayed) My autistic son has run off numerous times and was running until he was lost. The officers just said he is autistic, he won't go far. He was found quite a ways off
Aug 13, 2016 Heather Steele
Aug 13, 2016 Carrie Henderson As a mom of a child with Autism who is considered non-verbal this is a fantastic idea to help keep them safe.
Aug 10, 2016 Alex Rocker
Aug 10, 2016 Casey Roy
Aug 8, 2016 susan cooney
Aug 3, 2016 Linda Franks
Jul 28, 2016 Dawn Carlson
Jul 22, 2016 Francine Allen It is a tragedy when any child gets lost, regardless of their abilities.
Jul 21, 2016 Leteeca Fullet
Jul 15, 2016 (Name not displayed) My 8yo son has autism and I KNOW if he ever goes missing, he will be found near a water. So please! Make this happen!!
Jul 14, 2016 Kris Wildman
Jul 1, 2016 Lakeisha Childs This is an extremely important measure that will aid in the safety of autistic children throughout this country. I FULLY support this.
Jun 29, 2016 Debbie Mansell
Jun 27, 2016 Jody Herrmann
Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz

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