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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 Jeff Sessions,

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


Jan 18, 2018 Julie Ryan
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Jan 17, 2018 Clare Shomer
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Jan 17, 2018 Gwen Osep
Jan 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 17, 2018 Deborah Taggart We had a devastating situation in our neighborhood of a missing 27 year-old autistic man for 4 days. He belongs to a loving family. His story ended well thanks to a village of amazing, connected neighbors, but it could have been tragic.
Jan 16, 2018 Betsy Strassner
Jan 16, 2018 Laura Cohen
Jan 16, 2018 Emily Duvall
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Jan 3, 2018 Jodi Ford
Jan 3, 2018 Eleonora De Giorgio
Jan 2, 2018 Alexandria Harwood
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Dec 21, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
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Dec 13, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Dec 13, 2017 Stacey Govito
Dec 3, 2017 Neil Bonzagni
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Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 19, 2017 Michael Buschman
Oct 19, 2017 Brittany Locklear
Oct 19, 2017 Sheana Buschman
Oct 9, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Sep 27, 2017 Lisa Starlin
Sep 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 23, 2017 Elizabeth Prince
Sep 11, 2017 Karol Doades
Sep 11, 2017 Amanda Williams
Sep 11, 2017 Marilyn Pennell
Sep 11, 2017 Mindy Pennell Make a new color alert for those with Autism. It should already be in place honestly
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 12, 2017 Crystal Jackson
Jul 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 7, 2017 James Deschene
May 21, 2017 P D
May 21, 2017 D P
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Apr 30, 2017 Melanie Pietersen
Apr 29, 2017 Carla Suarez-Capdet
Apr 26, 2017 Laura Perez-Mauriz
Apr 20, 2017 Cynthia House
Apr 18, 2017 Elizabeth Frost
Apr 17, 2017 Donna Flannery My grandson is a nonverbal autistic 5 year old. I would be devastated if he was lost.

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