Life Journey through Autism: A Guide for Military Families

The guide includes information about services, resources, & support available to military families.

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Operation Autism’s Resource Directory allows you to search for local resources including schools, EFMP contact information, community services, and ABA providers accepting TRICARE. The directory is organized by base and can be searched by state, base name, or zip-code.

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Are You Moving?

While moving can be a difficult transition for anyone, it can be especially challenging for children with autism as it entails significant and sudden environmental changes. We have a checklist to help you prepare.

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About Operation Autism

Operation Autism is a web-based resource specifically designed and created to support military families that have children with autism.

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Join the RUN FOR AUTISM Marine Corps Marathon Team

What better way to celebrate the RUN FOR AUTISM’s 20th birthday than by joining the RUN team at the Marine Corps Marathon? The marathon is annually ranked “Best Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic,” “Best for Families,” and “Best for Beginners.” All runners will receive a 20th anniversary OAR finisher medal to celebrate our long partnership with…

May 2, 2023

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Autism & Military Families: Coping with Extended Separation

Military duty often requires service member to be away from home for extended deployments for training or combat operations. Depending on your child, the immediate impact of such absences may vary from near-calamitous to barely noticeable. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to help mitigate the effect, including: Create a “countdown calendar” with…

February 22, 2023

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The Never-Ending Journey

For me, it was very apparent at an early age that there was something different about the way our son Fynn was developing. Fynn didn’t speak more than three words, he didn’t attempt to pull up or walk, and he didn’t interact with the people around him. All these delays signaled to me that he needed…

September 7, 2022

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