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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

Oct 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 18, 2014 marisa acuna
Oct 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 18, 2014 Cheryl Rigby
Oct 18, 2014 Deborah Scharf
Oct 18, 2014 phil giglio Only 3 months ago an austistc child went missing here in our town, sadly he was found 3 days later; drowned. Something needs to be done, autism is becoming a growing problem here in the US.
Oct 18, 2014 Patricia Pell
Oct 18, 2014 Katherine Gold
Oct 18, 2014 Gloria Kirton
Oct 18, 2014 Mary Tubilleja
Oct 18, 2014 Jacob Yoss
Oct 18, 2014 Muaz Mohamad
Oct 18, 2014 Liv Graham
Oct 18, 2014 Tobi Zausner
Oct 18, 2014 Waheeda Bahab
Oct 18, 2014 Salome Waters I support this special alert for children with autism.
Oct 18, 2014 MARY ANGEL EVERY child deserves someone to look for them when they wander off. They deserve to know they are that loved, that special. PLEASE help children!
Oct 18, 2014 Elizabeth Highton
Oct 18, 2014 Stephanie Holbrook This week I found a little girl walking down the middle of my street. She only knew a few words and could not tell me her name or address. Fortunately she ran to her house with me following. I shudder to think what could have happened had I not found her.
Oct 18, 2014 Alice Feldt
Oct 18, 2014 Pat Chandler We must do all possible to assist these children.
Oct 18, 2014 Edesa Warda
Oct 18, 2014 Shonna Willson
Oct 18, 2014 Sheila Pedraza
Oct 18, 2014 Jose Avetikyan
Oct 18, 2014 Alisa Adobajor
Oct 18, 2014 Lee Johnson With Autism being an increasing diagnosis, as well as aspergers syndrome, a warning system that addresses these issues should have been thought of well before now. It's time has come.
Oct 18, 2014 Debra Nelson
Oct 18, 2014 Oscar Landé
Oct 18, 2014 Ivonne Herrera We need to keep our children with autism safe. We can not have another Oquendo child tragedy, beside this could also help not only children with autism, but all children.
Oct 18, 2014 Linda Weaver
Oct 18, 2014 Ruth Johnston
Oct 18, 2014 G Harden
Oct 18, 2014 melody stern
Oct 18, 2014 Sandra Bowerman Our governments need to start caring for and protecting ALL Living Beings of this country - regardless of abilities or inabilities, young or old, two-legged or four-legged!!! Put the citizens of the US first - NOT your personal agendas and wallets!!!
Oct 18, 2014 Valkyrie Weathers
Oct 18, 2014 Arden Leslie
Oct 18, 2014 Connie Swanson
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Oct 18, 2014 Sharon L Jenkins
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Oct 18, 2014 Janice Albury
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Oct 18, 2014 Maria Simao
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Oct 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) Everyone needs to support and help these special children and their families!

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