ERIC Number: EJ781328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
May Institute: Responding to the Critical Need for Autism Services
Russo, Dennis C.; Pollack, Eileen G.
Exceptional Parent, v37 n12 p50, 52-53 Dec 2007
Military families with autistic children are often confronted with a very particular set of challenges. Autism, a neurological disability that causes difficulty with behavior, communication, learning, and social interaction, can create enormous stress on a family--stress that is magnified when one spouse is away for extended periods of time, when transfers create abrupt changes in daily routines, and, most of all, when effective services are not easily accessible. May Institute has evolved over the past five decades into a national organization with more than 200 program locations. This article describes how their mission of helping families navigate the complex world of autism and related disabilities has led them to Columbus, Georgia where they opened their newest program, taking resources to families stationed at Fort Benning, home to a military community of more than 100,000.
Descriptors: Autism, National Organizations, Military Service, Children, Armed Forces, Facilities, Developmental Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationship, Medical Services, Clinics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia