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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 can be much more dangerous.

Children with autism can wander far from their homes without understanding the dangers around them. There have been many unnecessary deaths due to children getting lost or falling into bodies of water.

We need to establish a system for children with autism much like the AMBER alert to provide authorities with information about the child's condition, communication abilities, nicknames, favorite spots, etc.

Keep our children with autism safe! Ask the Department of Justice to support a special alert for missing children with autism.

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Dear Attorney General Eric Holder,

We all have witnessed the success of the AMBER alert system as hundreds of missing children have returned home safely. It's now time we implement a similar system for children with autism.

Some 90 percent of children with autism are prone to wandering from their homes or families without thought to the dangers around them. Many of these children have wandered into forests, gotten lost in extreme weather or drowned in bodies of water.

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 like the AMBER alert that would notify authorities and communities of a child's triggers, nicknames and favorite spots. This kind of information would be vital to finding a missing child with autism before he or she becomes endangered.

Please do your part to protect missing children with autism by creating an alert system to more effectively reunite families.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures


Apr 27, 2016 Nicola Thomasson
Apr 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2016 Malinda Ezewski
Apr 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2016 Lisa Blundell
Apr 19, 2016 Dymphna Mohr
Apr 19, 2016 Donna Bradley
Apr 17, 2016 Shirley Bell
Apr 17, 2016 Kimberly Spiegel
Apr 17, 2016 Diana Spencer
Apr 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2016 Barb Benedict
Apr 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2016 Amanda Kvapil
Apr 12, 2016 Mariya Belova
Apr 12, 2016 Bethany Fay Please help keep ALL our children safe
Apr 12, 2016 Kirsten Stallman
Apr 11, 2016 Lorraine Blandeburgo
Apr 11, 2016 Susan Giguere This is a much needed necessity. To be safe, it needs to be run by people that live with Autism in their lives. Not just anyone can manage Autistic individuals. I'm all for the Greater Good this type thing would give families when needed the most. Susa
Apr 11, 2016 Deborah Bratcher
Apr 10, 2016 Mia Hughes
Apr 10, 2016 shay dept I think this would be good for people to know because if they find someone on the autism spectrum roaming they would know how to approach them because they already know he/she has autism
Apr 9, 2016 Eric Miller
Apr 9, 2016 Rebecca Holzer
Apr 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 8, 2016 Donna Davis
Apr 7, 2016 Ashley McCourt
Apr 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 6, 2016 Dominique Torres This alert is beyond necessary within the Autism Community. Time matters,
Apr 6, 2016 Leticia Rojas
Apr 6, 2016 (Name not displayed) This is VITAL because the autism spectrum can vary greatly ! Some of these children don't speak a word and some do !
Apr 6, 2016 Ruby King
Apr 5, 2016 Wendy Shuman
Apr 5, 2016 laurence haubtmann
Apr 4, 2016 (Name not displayed) It is essential for our autistic children to have this extra help as they are so vulnerable anyway let alone when they are lost. Please help some of the most vulnerable people in our country.
Apr 4, 2016 Angela LaRochelle
Apr 4, 2016 Maryann Palazzola
Apr 4, 2016 Bonnie Jakub
Apr 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 4, 2016 LEANNA HAND I HAVE AN AUTISTIC GRANDSON WHO IS A RUNNER
Apr 4, 2016 Michele Gyselinck
Apr 3, 2016 lisa stacey
Apr 3, 2016 Cha Eber
Apr 2, 2016 Denise Rhodes
Apr 2, 2016 Eileen Svardal
Apr 1, 2016 Megan Hockwalt
Apr 1, 2016 NICOLAE-OVIDIU STROESCU
Mar 31, 2016 mary de la cruz
Mar 31, 2016 Sondra Morales
Mar 31, 2016 Kelly Garrett

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