We want to hear from young adults who grew up military!

We welcome and invite young adults between ages 18-26 who have a disability or special health care need to share your experience of growing up in a military family.

In today’s world, growing up in a military family may include lots of moves. This means multiple schools, communities, and cultures. All of this adds to your lived experience.

The power of sharing your story

In the last 18 – 26 years, thousands of young adults with disabilities have navigated the K – 12 school system and perhaps gone on to college and career options during one or both parents’ military career(s).

Right now, thousands more youth in military families with disabilities and special healthcare needs are growing up across the US and abroad.  ​

Imagine how your story might encourage them as they live through similar experiences…​

  • You could tell your younger self (fill in the blank)…​
  • You can share “if only I had known this, I would have”…​
  • “The best thing(s) I ever did for myself were…​

Finishing these sentences shares your knowledge!  Telling the beginning, middle and end of something you experienced is storytelling. ​

Your story is out there; it should be you who tells it

-Domenic Colenso

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