April is Autism Awareness Month AND Month of the Military Child

I’m over at the Autism Speaks Official Blog today talking about the complex issues facing access to autism care for military families and why HR2288 – Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act is so critical.  April is coming and there are so many ways to get involved in spreading awareness whether blue lights on your house or simply starting a conversation with someone and sharing what autism means for you and your family. 

“April is not only Autism Awareness Month, it’s the Month of the Military Child.  As a military spouse and mother to a child with autism, I’m here to spread some multidimensional awareness by exploring how these two pieces of the puzzle fit together, or rather how they do not.  I apologize in advance for the absurd amount of acronyms, but bear with me as I try my very best to demystify the whole autism-military thing.”

For the entire article, please find me on Autism Speaks HERE.

And thank you for being a part of this journey with me!

Rachel

About Rachel Kenyon

Rachel Kenyon is an Aspie, Advocate and single mom of two beautiful babes - The Boy (11) and RM (8). The Boy is a Legomaniac and RM is a kick-ass diva with Autism and 4q Deletion Syndrome. View all posts by Rachel Kenyon

One response to “April is Autism Awareness Month AND Month of the Military Child

  • Bernadette Jarosz

    It is so exciting to know that Autism Awareness month is coming up next week and that so much has changed for our military families affected by Autism. With Autism Speaks engaging with our families, we have new life to( CMKAA) HR2288 and I am very thankful to Autism Speaks for their commitment to our families. Rachel, you are a tireless leader and have helped to bring this issue to a new level, so THANK-YOU. I will see you and many other excited and hopeful parents, as we journey to New York City this weekend to discuss issues, and stand together as a united front to affect change.
    my very best,
    Bernadette Jarosz

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