Regardless of whether you are leaving the service because your term of enlistment has been met or you are retiring after serving 20 or more years, it is a major life transition for you, your family, and your child with autism. It will include your final PCS move and all that goes with that.
It’s important to determine which of your child’s current healthcare services can continue or may be transferred in any manner after your change of status. Even if you are no longer eligible under TRICARE, you will want to ensure continuity of care from your providers 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.