Proudly Supporting all Military Families with a Special Needs Dependent
Our Military Special Needs Network Military Spouse of the Day is Robyn Day, an Army National Guard spouse, currently stationed in Colorado. Her best experience with the military has been learning from the military community that has come before her. “There is so much knowledge out there and we all can support each other if we extend our hearts from our own experiences.” Robyn’s biggest obstacle with the special needs world has been living in a small mountain town with little-to-no services for military families. Robyn’s son was diagnosed with autism at two-and-a-half years old, and then with cancer six months later (he’s a cancer survivor today!). With spouses away so frequently, there were some difficult years for Robyn.
We asked Robyn how she de-stresses and she said, “I joke about this, but it’s true. I watch reality TV. I laugh and realize my life is pretty great.” For self care, Robyn tries to get a manicure and a pedicure every few weeks, because she realizes that “me” time is extremely important.
Robyn’s best advice for new families in the special needs world in the military is “Ask questions, ask for help, and be informed. Tings change so rapidly in the military and it can be overwhelming. A diagnosis is just an unlocked door to get services and advocate for your child. This is true for both the military and the civilian world.”
The Military Special Needs Network honors and salutes Robyn Day, our Military Spouse of the Day. We thank you for being such a wonderful military spouse and an amazing advocate.
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