Excerpt from Congressman Kim's recognition:
"For Tara, advocating for families, especially military families like her own, came naturally. A mother to 3 children, 2 who live with autism and Fragile X syndrome, Tara uses her experience fighting for her own family and their rights to help others.
An "information hound," Tara began taking training courses, becoming an expert in behavioral disabilities, military health care, dispute resolution, childcare, special needs education, & how important it is to spread awareness about behavioral disabilities.
Through getting to know hundreds of families, Tara's understanding of their needs grew, as did her ability to help and create sustainable solutions for their community by working with local groups like Military 360, SPAN, Tricare, and others. Now a trusted expert for special needs families, Tara has dedicated her life to serving families like her own, helping parents understand and access the support they need to build better lives for their children."
Learn more about SPAN's Military Family 360 Support Center here