Regardless of why you are leaving the service, this move is a major life transition for you, your family, and your child with autism. At this time, it is important to determine which of your child’s current healthcare services can continue or may be transferred after your change of status. Even if you are no longer eligible under TRICARE, you will want to ensure continuity of care, whether within the TRICARE system or not. Be sure to include a liaison with TRICARE as one of the items on your personal Separating From Service Checklist.
For more information, please see TRICARE’s information on leaving the service, in addition to Operation Autism’s Healthcare section.