Why this petition matters
Poorly written child support law caused a major loop hole for adults with special needs and other disabilities over the age of 18.
One-third of our fifty states have no laws on the books to continue parental support for severely disabled and special-needs children over 18. In my case my son is autistic. Nearly 80% of autistic young adults live at home with parents. 1 in 61 children are born with autism alone and the number grows.
Follow us along our journey to change the law & find hope while you are introduced to Conner - his struggles - his accomplishments. In 2014 Senator Favola from Virginia has agreed to sponsor our bill and Senator Peterson and Senator Ebbin have agreed to co-sponsor our bill. We are committed to the constructive progress of law-changing with "Conner's Law". Our understanding is that this effort must be tackled state by state. It is in that vein that we ask for your support for "Conner's Law". By increasing the number of determined advocates in each state, we hope this effort will eventually coalesce and become a national initiative similar to what happened with the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA). After all it should be more likely to advance similar legislation like "Conner's Law" using the ADA's moral and ethical structures. Our base, as an advocate, broadens when as many law-makers and affected people as possible are represented. Advocates for "Conner's Law" presently represent three categories...citizens and law-makers, those who themselves are disabled, and those with disabled children and relatives-all committed to affecting this change. We can add a forth with people who have no ties to autism or any disability but simply care to do what is right.