Improving Autism Care for Military Families

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
www.operationautismonline.org

AMFAS: American Military Families Autism Support
amfas.org

ACT Today! Autism Care and Treatment for Military Families
acttodayformilitaryfamilies.org

Military Families and Autism Advocacy
www.AutismVotes.org

 

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