Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Autism and the Military

Our military families.  They have to cope with so much. (Years ago, I was a military dependent, and know a little bit about this.)

One of the things they worry about is autism.  Remember that "1 in 150" (or 1 in 166) epidemic?  Well our military service members aren't immune to this epidemic, as this blog post points out.

And apparently, Tricare (the Department of Defense health insurance program for military, their families, and retirees) only has limited coverage for therapy.  (If I am wrong about this, please let me know.)

How military people can leave their families for far distant posts and battles, being worried about their children or other dependents with autism, is beyond the scope of my imagination.  And why should they have to?

And actually, the question should be:  why should any American family?

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