One in 88 active duty dependent military children has autism. These families face tremendous difficulty in accessing appropriate therapy services for their children. Many states have passed laws which require private insurers to cover autism related therapies. However, these laws do not extend to TRICARE (military insurance). The Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act would ensure that these children would continue to receive therapy (primarily behavioral therapy) even after their parent is no longer active duty. This Act continues to sit in congress with limited support. Contact you congress member today and ask them to co-sponsor the Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act!
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