Link: Military Families
In recognition of the contributions made by the United States Armed Forces, Sesame Workshop presents this bilingual educational outreach initiative designed for military families and their young children to share.
This bilingual (English and Spanish) multimedia outreach program is designed to support military families with children between the ages of two and five who are experiencing deployment, multiple deployments, or a parent's return home changed due to a combat-related injury.
Veterans who return to college after returning from war may need special services and accommodations much like students with learning disabilities, says Cheryl Branker, who directs North Carolina State University's disability services. "Not only am I a full-time student," said Army Sgt. Natasha McKinnon, who lost part of a leg in Iraq, "I'm a full-time patient. It takes a toll, mentally and physically. Sometimes I'm there in class, but only in body. Not in mind."