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Tell The U.S. Government: Fund Comprehensive Services For All Autistic People!

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Tell The U.S. Government: Fund Comprehensive Services For All Autistic People!

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

We realize that the budget is struggling but funding comprehensive services for ALL people with suspected or actual Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) is important. You need to send funds to all 50 states so that ALL autistic people (suspected or diagnosed) can access proper services without worrying about insurance or out-of-pocket expenses.

We ask this especially for the sake of those in the autism community who are underserved: low-income and/or minority families and all adults. People with unmet personal needs often make society pay in the form of all kinds of crimes, including heinous ones. You will benefit all of us by funding comprehensive autism services. Thank you.
There are currently 253 signatures. NEW goal - We need 300 signatures!

Petition Background

My daughter is offically diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder(ASD); without a proper diagnosis she would never have been able to do as well as she is doing. Without proper diagnosis children cannot get proper treatment; without proper treatment they cannot succeed.

All my life and today, I struggle with significant issues stemming from a now-diagnosed ASD. After years of trying to access an ASD screening, I finally have been given a late-in-life diagnosis of an ASD, at age 53. Even adults with an official ASD diagnosis often cannot access services and those without a diagnosis suffer much. Funds are badly needed for adults with suspected or diagnosed ASDs.

Autiism affects all of us because the population of people of all ages with suspected or actual ASDs is only increasing. Please join me in calling on the US Government to address the current crisis of those of us in the autism community! Thank you.

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