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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 25, 2014 Tara Pennington This would have been great when My son bolted. Now they need to do this and with autism they need to drop this 24 hour bull. That kills the parents to hear. "Wait 24 Hours"
Oct 25, 2014 LittleFlower Boatright
Oct 24, 2014 Lisa Deans
Oct 24, 2014 Charlotte Piper
Oct 24, 2014 tina palmer
Oct 24, 2014 Jennifer Ignacio
Oct 24, 2014 tina dubry
Oct 24, 2014 nicole padilla Yes there should be my daughter has autuim and she dont talk it would help alot of family's
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help save our children!
Oct 24, 2014 Susan elsner Children with autism are not only more likely to wander, but Bc a lot of them can't talk or don't have basic survival needs it is VERY important to get to them as quickly as possible. I think a special alert is an AWESOME idea!
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 gunda jahromi
Oct 23, 2014 Constance Rux
Oct 23, 2014 Jamie Sumner
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 Malia Hildreth
Oct 23, 2014 Susan Ward This is so important since chances are an autistic child would have no idea where he lives or even what his own name is. This is a horrible nightmare to parents of autistic children.
Oct 23, 2014 Cindy Herriman Very important, my son has autism and I worry about this all the time..
Oct 23, 2014 Wendy Lebron They wander too much do it
Oct 23, 2014 Rose Gonzales I agree, I have a son whom is Autistic and would love to have this alert system.
Oct 23, 2014 denise welander
Oct 23, 2014 melissa joyce
Oct 23, 2014 claud gomez
Oct 23, 2014 Heather Loveless
Oct 23, 2014 misty moon because every missing child deserves,wants,and needs to b found and returned to their family.
Oct 23, 2014 quinton mcmichael
Oct 23, 2014 lori hutzky Absolutely if they wonder off they are in immediate danger to all possibilities.......
Oct 23, 2014 Laura Laura
Oct 23, 2014 Cheryl Burd
Oct 23, 2014 caren kellogg
Oct 23, 2014 amber rhoades
Oct 23, 2014 Lisa Miguel
Oct 23, 2014 Sunday Koehn
Oct 23, 2014 Anita Miller
Oct 23, 2014 Katelyn East
Oct 23, 2014 karl harnisch jr
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is something that needs to be done ASAP. To many of our loved ones with autism wander away, and it would be very helpful to have a specific alert, like the amber alert or silver alert. Strongly support this.
Oct 23, 2014 Lisa Leech
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

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