Join CafeMom Today! Autism Amber Alert: Include Autistic children for automatic amber alerts(or create a security alert for missing Autistic individuals) when missing!
AMBER Alerts are distributed via commercial radio stations, satellite radio, television stations, and cable TV by the Emergency Alert System and NOAA Weather Radio for child abductions only! Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder are NOT included in the criteria for issuing an Amber Alert. This really needs to change.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Include Autistic children for automatic amber alerts(or create a security alert for missing Autistic individuals) when missing!

Petition the government of Canada to include children with autism in Amber Alerts HERE.

To: Canadian Federal Government

This is a petition from individuals of the Facebook group "Include Autistic children for automatic amber alerts when missing!",who feel those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder should be automaticly added to Amber Alerts or If the Canadian Government could create a security alert for Autistic individuals especially children who go missing.With Autism Spectrum Disorder the hormone called dopamine(Dopamine is a chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) that is not very common in the brain. Scarcely more than 0.3% of the neurons in the brain produce dopamine. Nevertheless, these neurons play an essential role in many of our behaviours that should be outputed from the frontal lobe is not.)This hormone acts as a monitor for our behaviour and so since ASD individuals lack the hormone dopamine they have no concept of dangerous behaviour,dangerous people or dangerous situations .Some ASD children are in the 30 percentile who lack social boundries and will hug anyone affectionately ,and go with any stranger which is dangerous and a scary thought for parents who try to protect them.Because ASD is a neurological disorder and also deals with sensory overloads and other sensory issues they can't always wear tracking devices because it is restrictive or uncomfortable to some ASD people.We need to speak for our ASD children since most are non-verbal and cannot advocate for themselves. A petition group "Include Autistic children for automatic amber alerts when missing!",was set up on Facebook and we have managed to rally over 2000 members .
We the undersigned agree with the above statement.

1 comment:

  1. Just found your site as I was searching for new news on missing autistics. I try to follow as many as I can at

    I totally agree with what you are doing, and very proud that someone is. When I started following missing autistics, I was amazed at how many do go missing and how often. I am the mother of two boys with autism/ADHD who are 8 and 7.

    GPS systems would be a wonderful thing to have if we could get them in the hands of parents. Yet, there are difficulties when a family just can not afford them. This is when the parents become the child's GPS by watching them 24/7. Wish that all parents could have access to this technology. It would give peace of mind and a chance at survival.

    Again, thank you for this wonderful place and everything that you do for autism. Will add your link to my page for others to see. Have a great day!!