It is very important for everyone to appreciate that the burden of care and the effects of the disease on the child necessitate adjustments in virtually all aspects of the lives of all family members.
More can still be done. Many citizens with special needs can be taught skills that can be utilized in businesses and people-oriented employment sectors.
BY JENNIFER WOODWORTH, PSY.D As a family transitions from active duty to civilian life, changes in financial stability can be a major stressor, and many families are not prepared. Up to a year before retirement, families can participate in retirement classes to assist with questions and discuss realistic financial adjustments that will need to be considered. For example, according to GIJobs.com a Marine with four dependents and a rank of E7 retires at 20 years […]
PUZZLES & CAMO BY SHELLY HUHTANEN Your pen will not judge you. Just promise yourself that if you write about the bad, you need to share all the goodness in your journal too. For the past few years, I have been writing a book discussing the challenges involved with raising a child with autism while being in the military. Raising a child on the spectrum can be stressful and challenging, but with multiple PCS moves, […]