AAP Declines to Support Military Dependents in Need of Behavioral Services
Posted Aug 24 2008 7:08pm
Angela Warner of Autism Salutes has been working to get appropriate behavioral services for military dependents with autism. She has drafted a letter to Secretary Gates to that effect. Angela asked the AAP to endorse the letter, and they have declined .
Let's hope they reconsider.
The refusal of the American Academy of Pediatrics to endorse the proposed and MUCH needed and necessary changes to our TRICARE program detailed in my letter to Secretary of Defense, Dr. Robert Gates (post directly below) led me to question in depth, the reasoning behind the academy's refusal. Below you will find in order, the email exchange between myself and Karen Hendricks, AAP Assistant Director of Federal Affairs...