02 Oct '12, 9pm

A great commentary about special needs families finding support from DoD

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Recently I had the opportunity to serve on a Defense Department advisory panel dealing with special needs issues across the military. The panel's meeting last month in Alexandria, Va., was the third of its kind conducted by DOD's Office of Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs, or OSN, in the past year to address the Exceptional Family Member Program's family support priorities. The panel was comprised of family representatives from all services, including active duty and reserves, and addressed communication issues and concerns from military families. The event was chaired by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Charles E. Milam. As the father of three boys, one with autism, I took my role in the process very seriously. In reaching out for input from families through ...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123320702

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