Category Archives: Military Families and Special Needs

Kaitlyn’s Law – Changing Insurance Laws for Special Needs Families

Kaitlyn’s Law – Changing Insurance Laws for Special Needs Families

Military Special Needs Mom, Jennifer S. and “Kaitlyn’s Law” I had the chance to interview Jennifer S. recently about her experiences as a special needs mom AND military spouse.  She allowed me to share her daughter’s story and her own battle with Tricare over the treatment. About Jennifer: As a military mother with a special needs daughter,…Continue Reading

PCSing as a SPECIAL Military Family

PCSing as a SPECIAL Military Family

A PCS (Permanent Change of Station) is a normal part of any military family. It is also a very stressful, hectic and time-consuming process.   Add to the mix a child with special needs and it becomes a huge undertaking. The normal routine is out the window. For most children and moms, this is not a…Continue Reading

Military Families: Navigating the SNAP Process

Military Families: Navigating the SNAP Process

Military special needs parenting can be a complicated, stressful, and demanding lifestyle. However, reaching out to utilize the available resources, support, advice, and tips available can make the difference between a successful, resilient, happy family and an overwhelmed, exhausted and depressed household. “We need to SNAP your daughter.”  WHAT? I had no clue what that…Continue Reading

Military Families with Special Needs Children – 6 Tips to Reduce Stress

Military Families with Special Needs Children – 6 Tips to Reduce Stress

Being a military family with a special needs child is a unique situation.  There are  challenges such as deployments, frequent moves, distance from family, trying to navigate Tricare in addition to any medical issues. However, as a military family there are also countless resources, assistance and support that is available exclusively or targeted to the…Continue Reading