For military families, caring for children with autism poses unique and significant challenges. Frequent moves, back-to-back wartime deployments, inconsistent treatment and limited finances are all major roadblocks in the search for proper care.
In this short video from Autism Speaks, Karen Driscoll, a Marine Corps wife and mother of three (one with autism), describes the challenges she’s faced, and the bill she’s writing that could change all that forever.
Are you a member of a military family caring for a loved one with autism? Check out these helpful online resources for information and support:
Operation Autism: A Resource Guide for Military Families
AMFAS: American Military Families Autism Support
ACT Today! Autism Care and Treatment for Military Families
Military Families and Autism Advocacy