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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 23, 2014 Alyssa Lupo
Apr 23, 2014 Heather Todd
Apr 22, 2014 Kishan Mahase
Apr 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) My child has autism and so do many children and God forbid a dangerous situation arises there should be,more laws And rules and systems to help save.and protect all children but especially when those children don't have a voice.
Apr 22, 2014 Marcela Kells
Apr 22, 2014 jean-paul gallart
Apr 22, 2014 Roma Napoleone
Apr 22, 2014 francine gallart
Apr 21, 2014 Linda Hurd Please support this, parents have enough to think of and this will help sooooo much!!!
Apr 21, 2014 Susan Doyle My great-nephew has autism, and he has lost 3 of his friends in three years due to wandering. Please, this is so necessary to help the agencies that are called in when a child goes missing!
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 Kathy Thornton
Apr 21, 2014 Ashley Robinson
Apr 21, 2014 Pamela j Parsons Please support this for my nephew Derek
Apr 21, 2014 Sarah VanLoo
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 Joanne Hiebert
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 diana quijano
Apr 21, 2014 Vasilis Nisiotis
Apr 21, 2014 Amanda Gajus
Apr 21, 2014 Ria Reinhardt
Apr 21, 2014 Sabrina Pestel
Apr 21, 2014 Jason Brooks
Apr 21, 2014 Dawn Beyer
Apr 21, 2014 sylvia ruiz
Apr 21, 2014 Terry Brylawski
Apr 21, 2014 Jodi Weber
Apr 21, 2014 Angie Flewin
Apr 21, 2014 Anna Miller As a parent this would be awesome. Something like this is very much needed, unlike other children 99% of autistic children are non verbal. With a system like this I think more parents would be a little more at ease, as well as the person searching. Great
Apr 21, 2014 Niki Kampe-Davis
Apr 21, 2014 Denise Patterson
Apr 21, 2014 Tina Amalfitano
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 Tiffiny Carlson This is very important!!! I have an autistic son and my biggest fear is him getting lost or kidnapped. Please set up an alert for missing children with autism.
Apr 21, 2014 Alicia Gesmondi
Apr 21, 2014 Nicole Parr
Apr 21, 2014 Tracey Australia I'd love to see this happen then hopefully australia will do the same!
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) yes
Apr 21, 2014 Samantha yee This is very important. My son is non verbal and likes to run, he has no conceptions of danger.
Apr 21, 2014 victoria watkins Something to let everyone know that they are dealing wit a different type of child entirely . a child who is exponentially More frightened and will become non verbal . i have two children who are ASD
Apr 21, 2014 Brandy Adkins
Apr 21, 2014 Kiersten Bishop
Apr 21, 2014 lisa burgett
Apr 21, 2014 Mark Blanchard
Apr 21, 2014 debbie arnett For Cody Reed with Autisum <3
Apr 21, 2014 Elizabeth Castro
Apr 21, 2014 mary stermer My 4 year old son has autism and I worry about him everyday. This needs to happen sooner rather than later.
Apr 21, 2014 Michelle Salgado

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