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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


Apr 20, 2015 Helga Lobinger
Apr 20, 2015 Leslie Gegg
Apr 20, 2015 Tanya Corbett
Apr 19, 2015 Gabriel Santamaria
Apr 19, 2015 Joanna Wyzykowska
Apr 19, 2015 Joren Swinnen
Apr 18, 2015 Debi Lawson
Apr 18, 2015 Camille VanGee
Apr 18, 2015 Rita Horton
Apr 18, 2015 Greta Wilkinson
Apr 17, 2015 Tonie Hernandez
Apr 17, 2015 brittney lewis
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2015 Laura García
Apr 16, 2015 Nancy Roeber
Apr 16, 2015 Christy Tallman
Apr 16, 2015 Merle Foster
Apr 16, 2015 Darcy Davies-Jones I have a child with Autism and he's non-verbal. We need something in place to protect our children
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2015 Fannie Hawkins
Apr 16, 2015 Sean O'Keeffe
Apr 16, 2015 Rita Tubal Afonso
Apr 16, 2015 Sara Sousa
Apr 16, 2015 Cindy Greer I support establishing a special alert for missing children with autism.
Apr 16, 2015 Dawn Bowers
Apr 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2015 Luis Gustavo Sánchez Verduzco
Apr 15, 2015 Loretta Lowery
Apr 15, 2015 Daneita Hargett
Apr 15, 2015 olGA Nowakowska
Apr 15, 2015 Margaret FRy
Apr 14, 2015 Tatyana Almazova
Apr 14, 2015 Diana Coker
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2015 Denise Dunlap
Apr 14, 2015 James Standlee
Apr 14, 2015 Isabel Collinge-Stahl
Apr 14, 2015 bárbara alçada
Apr 14, 2015 Erika Dahri
Apr 14, 2015 Kristine Cole
Apr 14, 2015 lina kormazopoulou
Apr 13, 2015 Jeanette Barker
Apr 13, 2015 michelle vivianne smith-cavallo
Apr 13, 2015 Chelsea Rivera
Apr 13, 2015 dagmar GUANO
Apr 13, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2015 Alan Fox
Apr 13, 2015 Linda Ridden
Apr 12, 2015 Edvi Suriwati

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