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Sponsored by: The Autism Site

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

Jul 20, 2014 Chiara Lucrezi
Jul 20, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 19, 2014 Bonnie Lynn MacKinnon
Jul 19, 2014 Rose Jackson
Jul 18, 2014 Teresa Sutton
Jul 17, 2014 Evelyn Perez My grandson is Autistic I pray they do something about the kids that leave the school or home where ever..Something needs to be done....
Jul 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2014 olga lira
Jul 17, 2014 Valerie Crosby
Jul 17, 2014 Dannielle Jaeger
Jul 17, 2014 Monique Torres
Jul 17, 2014 Elaine Hernandez
Jul 17, 2014 Tara Hawkins Please help keep our kids safe.
Jul 17, 2014 Sangeeta George
Jul 17, 2014 Mitchell Fontenot
Jul 17, 2014 Ellen Miller
Jul 17, 2014 Debbie Biggard
Jul 17, 2014 Bob Brucker
Jul 17, 2014 Stephanie Hutchins
Jul 17, 2014 Sandra Velez
Jul 17, 2014 Donna Askew
Jul 17, 2014 Shannon Hickey Please read the petition here. This move is really to make sure safety and education for the whole special needs children are safeguarded. All too often people " blanket term" these angels and they are individually gifted.
Jul 14, 2014 Sharma Fuller
Jul 13, 2014 Yolanda Kidd My child is on the autism spectrum. He is 5. If I don't keep a constant eye on him he wonders off, actually runs off and I live in fear that one day for one second hev will be gone wondering around helpless....
Jul 13, 2014 Paulina Łuka
Jul 12, 2014 Kathleen Serrano
Jul 12, 2014 trent jurrians
Jul 12, 2014 Theresia Tejakusuma
Jul 12, 2014 Jessica Stone
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed) Really needed for our kids!
Jul 11, 2014 Jennifer Collins
Jul 10, 2014 Maria Exapichidou
Jul 9, 2014 Jéssica López
Jul 9, 2014 Linda Haines
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) Yes, and yes. Please implement this law as soon as possible, our children deserved the best. I have a kid that has a delay and ADHD/ADD. For my kids I will climb the higher mountain. Thank you, God bless you and bless this country.
Jul 8, 2014 Kim Yake
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) this should be put into affect as i have a child with autism an has wondered off a time or 2 ty so much
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Tina Otten Yes! Please make awareness!
Jul 8, 2014 Jeannie Hall
Jul 8, 2014 brian fox
Jul 8, 2014 Lori Stuart
Jul 8, 2014 Cinzia Paganuzzi
Jul 8, 2014 Marie Smith
Jul 8, 2014 Patt Ficere
Jul 8, 2014 Fay Luna van Hardeveld
Jul 8, 2014 Misty Nitzschke
Jul 8, 2014 Dinorah Bobet We need this in place!
Jul 8, 2014 Kim Martinez Please!

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