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.