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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Press Release: OAR Releases Spanish Translation of A Guide for Military Families

Arlington, VA, February 9, 2024 – The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is publishing the Spanish translation of Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Military Families. The guide aims to support Spanish-speaking military families of autistic children. It is currently available online as a downloadable PDF, and will soon be released in paperback.    When…

February 9, 2024

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Preparing for PCS with your Autistic Child

For autistic children, who often crave routine and “sameness,” the frequent moves that characterize the lives of most military families can pose particular challenges. This resistance to change often leads to anxiety and disruptive behaviors. But if given ample time to anticipate, understand, and practice dealing with anticipated changes, most children can learn to successfully…

November 1, 2023

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