semper fi


My post a few days ago about the challenges faced by our military families set off an amazing chain of events. I wish I had time to write about them now, but I don’t. What I can do in the meantime however, is tell you that today I have the incredible honor of guest blogging on the Act Today For Military Families Blog.

I am so moved by what these families endure in the name of service. I am shaken by the reality of what happens when autism wends its way into the mix. I am encouraged by people like the formidable Karen Driscoll, who fight to make it better NOW. I am hopeful, because I know that people like you won’t let this situation stand.

Please head over to ATFM and show your support for military families whose lives are impacted by autism. Let them know they are not alone. Let them know that this community will not leave them behind.

Thank you.


Ed Note: I’m being told that some folks are having trouble posting comments on the ATFM blog. If you’d like to leave a comment expressing your support for these families, please feel free to leave it here and I will be sure it gets to them. Thank you!

8 thoughts on “semper fi

  1. Hey Jess, I tried to comment on their site but encountered an error. So — I really enjoyed that guest post and I think Paul made the right decision to give up and let you pay for his food!! I read a great book by a military psychiatrist who had to leave behind her two year old twins when she deployed. The sacrifices really defy all attempts to understand and appreciate.

  2. What a beautiful guest post! I also tried to comment – hopefully the readers there will come here and see that so many of us are infinitely grateful, supportive, and keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. i’m just glad to know about the military families blog, thanks so much for linking to it. and the post was great. i can’t imagine how lonely it must feel sometimes, when deployment keeps a loved one away. anything that might help generate support, a sense of community, it’s really wonderful.

  4. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I can honestly say that I had no idea about the impact of autism on military families. I’ve always noticed the special section in Exceptional Parent magazine for military families, but the statistics on the website were really sobering, and given all the other stressors that these families face, — well — it’s just formidable.

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