Like thousands of military spouses, Army wife Amy Zink has been frustrated in trying to find the resources to help her family.
When her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while they were living in Germany, she became her daughter’s advocate when facing the challenges of obtaining necessary services. Then in moves among Germany, Tennessee and Texas, the children attended seven schools, with three sets of standards among them.
“Sometimes when military families are in a situation of high stress because of separation during deployment, or just moved, you may not know where to look,” says Zink, whose husband is now retired. She spoke as part of a recent Stimson Center panel on military children’s education issues.
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