Today is our opportunity to recognize some valuable members of the team.
Father’s Day is our annual chance to thank dad for his actions, sacrifices, wisdom and support.
Today is a day for our fathers on active duty, serving full or part time as a Guardsman or Reservist, or to our warriors at home doing the essential mission of Homefront commander while the mother is serving in uniform, dads are serving our country and often play a crucial role in keeping the family as a cohesive unit dealing with military life.
To all our dads worldwide serving our great nation, we salute you. To all those serving who also have a child with autism, we are endeared to you. You are going above and beyond the call of duty, exceeding our high standards we set for everyone in our uniformed services because as we know well from service, the mission must be completed.
Our children are the mission and our autism warrior dads in our community are stepping up to the plate. Unfortunately, many of our dads are deployed to the lands of Afghanistan or somewhere else globally where long days, stress and worrying about family issues or challenges back home can make it tough to get into the mindset of looking for answers and finding the right pathways for your child.
While many of you don’t have the time or opportunities to search for the best treatment options or information, our AMFAS community is here to support you. Together we are a force multiplier for everyone involved.
So to all our dads serving and searching for answers, working to help our children and never, ever giving up the fight, continue the fight and know we are all the face of Autism Spectrum Disorder in America’s military, and deserve recognition for the tough fight to recover their children and setting them up for success in this tough world.
Thank you fathers for keeping up the fight in our war on autism.