Military spouses risk multiple deployments in combat zones so that their children back home could continue to receive treatment. In a recent Congressional briefing on Caring for Military Children with Autism, Lieutenant Colonel Scott Campbell, father of 13 year old with autism, testified he is happy he was diagnosed with lung cancer because that is the only means for his son to continue to receive Autism therapy.
HR.2288, the Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act, would ensure all military families, whether they are on active duty or retired, receive insurance benefits for their children with autism. The bill was introduced last summer in the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, Representative Cathy McMorris Rogers of the 5th Congressional District (Eastern Washington) is the only co-sponsor from Washington State.
You can help!
Follow the link to contact your member of Congress and ask them to sign on to HR2288.
“Our military defends our freedom to address our government and participate in democracy It is our duty to defend their right to access treatment for their child’s autism spectrum disorders.“
Thank you for your consideration!
Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy
- For timely reply post confidential insurance related and resource questions to:http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Washington-Autism-Advocacy/
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- Online resources for improved access to healthcare, social services and education: http://www.washingtonautismadvocacy.org/family