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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


Sep 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 Natisha Reed
Aug 31, 2014 jennifer erhart
Aug 31, 2014 Mariam Andalibi
Aug 31, 2014 Eliza Duncan
Aug 30, 2014 Ruby Cazeau I support this campain all the way.
Aug 29, 2014 Marisa Barcelona
Aug 27, 2014 carly garcia
Aug 26, 2014 Tom Harris There should be some kind of a alert on tv or radio or those signs on the high way for the alert.
Aug 26, 2014 Annie Ghazarian
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) What a wonderful idea!
Aug 26, 2014 agnese laneve
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please Support this initiative......it will save Valuable Lives!
Aug 25, 2014 Annette Thurman
Aug 25, 2014 Cynthia Lyons
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Della Miiller I think this is very important I have a 3 yr old nephew that has autism
Aug 25, 2014 Rick Krause Please establish an alert for autistic children, so if they do wander off and become missing, they can be found quickly and safe.
Aug 25, 2014 Neha Bhagirath
Aug 25, 2014 Glory Urbina
Aug 25, 2014 Rachael Whisenant
Aug 25, 2014 Jane Weston Please help keep these loved ones safe
Aug 25, 2014 Máire Woodhurst
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Alina Bertol
Aug 25, 2014 lizabeth liggins I hint this is a good idea. My son went missing alk the time
Aug 25, 2014 Kathy Birdsell
Aug 25, 2014 Shannon Reynolds
Aug 25, 2014 Janet Clark
Aug 25, 2014 Molly Lavigna
Aug 25, 2014 Barbara Ayling
Aug 25, 2014 Lisa Perry
Aug 25, 2014 ken jurick
Aug 25, 2014 Jennifer Denham
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) Pew really need a system like this.
Aug 25, 2014 colleen Pauley
Aug 23, 2014 charles shlimon
Aug 22, 2014 Jeffrey Weatherup
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) We need an alert for missing autistic children.
Aug 21, 2014 Erin Baker
Aug 21, 2014 Kristie Rabe For my special little Grandson.... Haidyn..... You are a special gift from the heavens above!!!!!
Aug 21, 2014 Elida Moreda Please join us to spread autism awareness
Aug 21, 2014 Raven Hatten Every child is important and in some cases require faster attention children who are non verbal it struggle with verbalizing that they are lost or need help would benefit from this, I know my daughter would she also has ASD
Aug 21, 2014 Angelika Kempter
Aug 20, 2014 Brian Wilkinson
Aug 20, 2014 Memoona Khan
Aug 20, 2014 Lisa Travis
Aug 20, 2014 Beverly Olivieri

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