Autism Awareness Stamp - USPS
  • Petitioned United States Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe and the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee

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United States Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe and the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee

Autism Awareness Stamp - USPS

    1. Diane Cahill
    2. Petition by

      Diane Cahill

      Lindenhurst, NY

Autism is now prevalent in 1 in 88 children, 1 in 54 boys, making it more common than pediatric aids, diabetes and cancer combined.  It crosses all racial, ethnic and social groups.  There is no cure for autism.    To show support for these individuals and families living with autism, we are asking the USPS to commemorate autism awareness with an official USPS stamp.  

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, a longtime friend to and advocate for the autism community, has partnered with the Autism Coalition of Long Island, to show support for these individuals and families living with autism by asking the USPS to commemorate autism awareness with an official USPS stamp.  We thank him for his leadership and support on this issue.        

Brian Mannion, a young man with autism who attends the Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism (NSSA) Adult Program, Commack, Long Island, New York, created the artwork shown to be considered as the official USPS stamp for autism awareness.  The outline of the United States filled in with multi-colored puzzle pieces, which is a universal symbol for autism is so appropriate.  There are many fantastic autism organizations throughout the United States that do vital work to spread awareness and enhance the lives of those living with autism and their families.  Creating a commemorative stamp that is not specific to any one group, but reflects the universal symbol for autism, would honor all of those who are both fighting to find a cure and living with this condition.  

Please show your support by signing this petition and asking your U.S. Senate and Congressional representatives to send a letter of support to:  United States Postmaster General Patrick R. Donohoe and the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee, c/o Stamp Development, USPS, 475 L'Enfant Plaza S.W., Room 3300, Washington, D.C. 20260.  Thank you.  

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. USPS responds to our request!

      Diane Cahill
      Petition Organizer

      Hi all,

      We have received a letter from the USPS advising us that they are putting the request for an official Autism Awareness Stamp before the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee. Although they may not use our artwork, they are seriously considering creating an official stamp.

      Please continue to share this petition with family and friends and ask them to share and have their friends share also.

      We thank you for your support and will continue to advocate for the creation of an official stamp as well as the fantastic artwork created by Brian Mannion, a young man from Long Island with Autism.

      Best,

      Diane Cahill, President
      Autism Coalition of Long Island

    3. Thank you everyone for signing!

      Diane Cahill
      Petition Organizer

      Please take a look at the link below as well as online. Our petition has hit the internet and getting a lot of press attention. We need to keep forwarding the petition to friends and family to raise awareness for autism. Thank you!

    4. We have reached our first 1,000 signatures!

      Diane Cahill
      Petition Organizer

      Please keep forwarding to friends and family through Facebook and email, all across the country! Thank you.

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. Lets try to reach 1,000 by midnight. Please help by signing and sharing.

      Diane Cahill
      Petition Organizer

      The Autism Coalition of Long Island is so proud of Brian Mannion and his artwork and extremely honored to have sponsored the application to the USPS for an official autism awareness stamp. Please check out the Autism Coalition of Long Island's Facebook page. Thank you!

    7. Check out the Facebook page for Stamp Out Autism.

      Diane Cahill
      Petition Organizer

      Please share with your friends.

    8. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jewellee Mellor MARSHALL, AR
      • almost 2 years ago

      Let's help raise Autism awareness! We owe it to these children! My precious little Wyatt has Autism.

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    • Kim Schlack QUAKERTOWN, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am the very proud mom of 2 boys with Autism. They amaze me more and more everyday with their strength and how they never give up on anything. My boys are my heroes and have made me a better person. This stamp would mean so much those of us affected by Autism.

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    • Lillian Bogle DUNCAN, OK
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is so very important!

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    • Audrey Lanford PIEDMONT, SC
      • about 2 years ago

      One of my best friends from childhood and my boyfriend both have Asperger's.

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    • john margies OCEANSIDE `, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      It should be important to all Americans. If 1 in 88 kids are now being diagnosed than everyone certainly knows of someone in the family or a friends family that it touched by autism. My nephew Liam has autism.

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