Improving Autism Care for Military Families

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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


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The Autism Site is a place where people can come together to support people who are affected by autism spectrum disorder. In addition to sharing inspiring stories, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on the red button to provide therapy for children and families living with autism spectrum disorders. Visit The Autism Site and click today - it's free!
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