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  • Air Force offers hope for families of children with autism

    Raising a child with autism is always a challenge, especially in the military. The Air Force offers many resources to help families face these challenges, and hope that children with autism can reach their full potential.
  • Behind mother’s love: Enlisting for child’s chance

    Hundreds of Airmen erupt into cheers and applause in a hangar after a name is announced. Among the crowd, a young Airman screams in disbelief. With tears of joy streaming down her face, she makes her way onto the stage to shake the commander’s hand. She looks to her family after receiving her award and is reminded of where they were seven years
  • Autism awareness

    (This is the fifth AFMS article for the Military Children’s Health Month series.)One in 68 children in the U.S. has been identified as having autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Autism, a general term for autism spectrum disorder, is a developmental disorder which can affect social, emotional and communication