16 days ago
April is a special month for me. It is my birth month. April 1st is the Navy #Chief Petty Officers birthday. It is the Month of the Military Child. And April 2nd is the World #Autism Awareness.
As a servicemember whose child was diagnosed with autism, I am a firm believer of intensive therapies making a huge difference in my child’s development. Since my return from a six months #deployment in December 2017, our son was receiving ABA, speech, and occupational therapy. Within a short period of time, we were seeing a huge improvement. While we have a long way to go and a lot of things to learn, we are taking every day one step at a time.
I am thankful that the Navy has been very supportive of my family’s need.
The #military has the Exceptional Family Member Program #efmp to help servicemembers and their families in getting all the resources for their dependents’ care.
It's all about helping your family navigate the medical and educational system, so you can have more peace of mind about your family member's care.
I joined the Navy to have a future for myself and to help my family. Now, more than ever, I am forever grateful for all the benefits and opportunities of the little sacrifice I make. Being in the Navy as a mom is never easy. Being deployed when our son was diagnosed with Autism was the hardest. Being a mother while in the service means my family and I are never alone in doing this. The support I have received is truly immeasurable. My chain of command has been very understanding and supportive.
#tricare #abatherapy #medicalbenefits #navy #monthofthemilitarychild #militarybenefits #forgedbythesea #americasnavy at San Diego, California