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Monthly Archives: July, 2013

August is Stacked with Silly

As we mentioned in our call for Snapshots of Success on our Facebook page, this has been a rough month for military special needs families. We’ve waged war against Tricare … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

Oedipus, Party of One?

Our oldest begins college this fall. Fortunately, she is attending uni in the same city we’ll be PCSing to in just a couple of weeks. And, even more fortunate (for … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

You’re so lucky

“Yeah, well, you are so lucky that Teague can’t talk back or be rude.” These were the words of a friend when I was sympathizing with her over how rough … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

I’m Going on Vacation…Alone

The stress in our lives can be overwhelming. What I wouldn’t give to step away from daily grind from the kids, husband, the house, work, therapies, even Facebook.  Seven years ago, after … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 1 Comment


Every so often, Military Special Needs Network receives anonymous blogs from our members. We post their stories and preserve their anonymity. If you are interested in running your words from … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

I’m Scared.

The winds of change are blowing. Major changes to Tricare ABA Policy and Pharmacy Policy are coming down the pike. Changes that will potentially hurt thousands of children with autism, … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Gift of Kindness

It’s beautiful to see how my little girl, Addie, comes to life when she’s in the water.  No longer is she quadriplegic; the buoyancy of the water encourages her movement.  … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Doing Summer Right

Like every other parent, I am wracked with feelings of inadequacy and failure when it comes to special needs parenting. I wonder if I am patient yet firm, supportive yet … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

TRICARE Policy Interpretation for ABA Therapy

           July 4, 2013 Dear Military Families, On June 25th, TRICARE issued new policy guidance addressing how Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) will be provided to the … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 4 Comments