Military Families

Vets Come to Aid of Military Families. Can You?

Ann Gibbons, known locally as Philip’s mom, is Autism Speaks’ Senior Regional Director for the Southeast. She writes us from her office in Washington, DC.

In October, I received an email from Stephen Niman at 11th ... More...

Arkansas, Autism and the USAF

Jacob Barreiro, a photojournalist with the United States Air Force at Little Rock Air Force Base, recently profiled Master Sgt. Beth Jungk, who has been raising her  daughter, Morgan, 14, at the base while serving her country wi... More...

On the Road: Encouraging the Autism Champion in Us All

Lorri Unumb, vice president of state government affairs for Autism Speaks, travels the country advocating for families and individuals facing the challenges of autism. This is the second post from her "On The Road For Autis... More...

Does TRICARE Care?

Terri Barnes, a military wife and mom of three children, contributes a weekly blog to Stars  & Stripes entitled "Spouse Calls." This week she weighs in on the confusion military... More...

From Adversity to Advocacy to Change

This post appears in this month's issue of Exceptional Parent Magazine and highlights the work of military spouses Karen Driscoll (Marines), Rachel Kenyon (pictured below, Connecticut Army Nati... More...

A Grateful Nation

by Blair Hughes and Karen Driscoll. Hughes is the wife and full-time caregiver of a Wounded Warrior and mother to three children, one with autism; she serves as a Caregiver Fellow with The Elizabeth Dole Foundation.... More...

Walking in Afghanistan

The following post is by TSgt Nick Gordon

The TIG Air Force hosted a satellite event in Afghanistan, mirroring the Walk Now for Autism Speaks taking place in Dallas/Fort Worth on October 20. Autism Speaks is a non-profit o... More...

Kerry’s Korner #8: Intrepid: Autism Speaks Salutes Military

 

In this episode I feature "Autism Speaks Salutes Military Families," an event held on The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum to support military families who have loved ones with autism. I also highlight several individual... More...

Team Up Salutes Military Families & Runners Around the World

This blog post is by Lara Collazo, Corporate Development Manager at Autism Speaks.

 

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Troops in Contact

The following blog post by an Army Sergeant Major deployed to Afghanistan, who must remain otherwise anonymous, demonstrates vividly the extraordinary challenges faced by our military members raising children with autism. Visit '... More...

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