September 21, 2010

Gratitude Attitude

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:18 am by autismmommytherapist

I’m going to deviate just a wee bit from my usual Tuesday Gratitude Attitude, because I’d like to bring attention to a particularly important cause illuminated so beautifully by Diary of a Mom in her September 18th post. I had absolutely no idea that 1 in 88 children of military families is on the spectrum, and when that statistic finally settled in my brain, it forced me to regard the big picture. DOAM says it all in her writing, but what hit me most from her points was the thought of military families creating that network of services for a child, that endless job that comprises developing a team of professionals able to help alleviate the symptoms of autism, and having to do it over, and over, and over again. I had enough trouble relocating to Jersey and doing it once. I can’t imagine having to start from the ground up every year or every other year, while simultaneously defending our country.

If you have a chance, please check out her post and also visit the site she recommends ( to read more. Military families deserve our support and attention. Please forward this to whomever you think would be interested. Thank you!


  1. jess said,

    this is about as appropriate for gratitude attitude as anything else imaginable! it is our gratitude for our soldiers – those who sacrifice so much to protect us – that compels us to care for their families. we MUST do better. thank you so much for passing this on!

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