Military Families Cry Foul As Tricare Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

Tricare's Post Goes Viral After Families Flock to TriCare's FaceBook Page to Share Their Displeasure
WASHINGTON - April 10, 2022 - PRLog -- Exceptional Families of the Military (EFM) wants to amplify the voices of military families with disabilities, special healthcare needs, and/or additional educational needs. As many are aware, April is Autism Acceptance Month. To mark Autism Awareness Month, Tricare created a social media post that immediately, albeit unintentionally, highlighted the concerns and limitations with the changes in autism care that many military families encounter. Tricare's post naturally went viral, with families quickly giving the insurance provider a negative "ratio." Link:

Austin Carrigg, CEO, and Founder of Exceptional Families of the Military, addressed the issue: "We feel it is imperative to bring attention to recent changes to TRICARE coverage for families with a loved one on the Autism Spectrum. Families have been crying out for help but have gone largely unheard. Many believe these are one-off complaints, but Friday, April 8th, Tricare posted about their care for Autistic beneficiaries, and the military community has responded in force in a post that has now gone viral."  The responses to the mentioned post are eye-opening, underscoring a problem that needs to be addressed in the military community. Meanwhile, families continue to sign the petition that is being sent to military leaders.

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