This site is offered as a resource for military service members with children with autism and their families in appreciation for their service to our country.  Through this page, the Organization for Autism Research recognizes and salutes the people and organizations listed below for their interest and support for OAR’s mission and their significant contributions to this project and to OAR’s continuing efforts in support of military families touched by autism.

American Legion Child Welfare FoundationOAR's first salute and special mention goes to the organization whose funding made this resource possible. OAR thanks The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation for their grant of $40,980 to support the creation of Operation Autism and the publication of its companion resource, Life Journey through Autism: A Guide for Military Families.

In addition, OAR proudly Salutes...


MarinesThe United States Marine Corps on its 234th birthday. To all Marines past and present, Happy Birthday. Thank you for your courage and sacrifice in service to our country. Read the Commandant of the Marine Corps message here.

Danielle Kruglak, Vanderbilt University, and Kate Rice, James Madison University
OAR’s 2009 summer interns
for their tireless research and behind the scenes efforts to develop quality content for Operation Autism and the Guide for Military Families.

Sarah Schuyler
Military Families Project Coordinator
for her work researching and developing content and spearheading the project through its final stages to completion and launch.

Captain Joseph McBreen, MC, US Navy
for his professional contributions to this Web site, the Guide for Military Families, and OAR's newsletter, The OARacle.

Karen Driscoll and Lieutenant Colonel Scott Campbell
for sharing family photographs and their advice and experience as military parents for the development and improvement of Operation Autism.

Katie Alexander and Erin Clemens
for their efforts and contributions as content writers for Operation Autism and the Guide for Military Families.

Shirley Huhtanen, Naomi Love, Michelle Pritchard, and Jennifer Wheeler
for sharing family photographs featured on Operation Autism's home page.