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Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act

In this unique video, created by Option-G and Autism Speaks, a military mom speaks out. In a clever mix of animation and live video, Karen Driscoll, a Marine Corps wife, tells her story about having a child with autism in a military family. She talks about the real struggles that military families face – relocating, lack of services, and starting all over again after every move.

Military families finally got their say before Congress today about the injustice of losing autism benefits for their children when they retire, even when due to being wounded in action. More than 100 members of the military and their supporters jammed into a Capitol Hill briefing today to talk about the special difficulties military families face caring for children with autism.