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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

Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 Christine Iadeluca
Jun 26, 2018 Rachael Lemaster
Jun 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2018 Amy Gorton
Jun 7, 2018 Nena Cook highly needed as badly as the amber alert, get it done now for sake of the kids with this disorder
Jun 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 3, 2018 Jaimie Dockins
Jun 2, 2018 Vicki Strang There are alerts for kidnapped children, alerts for the eldery , we desperately need an alert for those on the spectrum.
May 29, 2018 Pilar Pérez
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 15, 2018 Ertie Evangelista
May 15, 2018 Jennifer Shryock
May 14, 2018 don worley Mr. Sessions, We need to have an alert system created for children with Autism to help searchers know what they are dealing with, a scared & confused child that needs help.
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2018 Annicka Chetty
May 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2018 Samantha Honowtiz
May 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2018 Norma Molina
May 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2018 Teresa Foster
May 4, 2018 Dalva Simao
May 2, 2018 Stephanie Ayan
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2018 Amy Cheshier
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
Mar 24, 2018 Maria Simao
Mar 24, 2018 Maria Simao
Mar 24, 2018 Maria Simao
Mar 11, 2018 Maraul Boulware
Mar 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 23, 2018 April Humble
Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
Feb 8, 2018 Dane Thomas
Jan 30, 2018 Barbara Leary
Jan 28, 2018 Danielle Osterweil
Jan 18, 2018 Julie Ryan
Jan 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 17, 2018 Clare Shomer
Jan 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
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
Jan 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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