Support for Military Families
Military sources indicate that more than 13,000 military dependents, the majority of them children, have some form of autism. Their families face all the emotions and challenges that accompany having a child diagnosed with autism, compounded by the realities of military service: war, extended family separation, frequent moves, varying access to specialized healthcare, and other stressors that complicate and often work against effective treatment for children with autism. These families need help navigating these uncharted and difficult waters.
We created A Guide for Military Families and its companion website, Operation Autism, expressly for military families that have autistic children. Their purpose is to give each family the tools and access to information that it needs on its unique life journey through autism.