Military OneSource special needs consultants can answer your questions and concerns about the care and education of your child or adult family member with special needs. They’re also knowledgeable about the range of military programs and assistance available to you.

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Respite Care Services for Families With Special Needs
Taking care of a family member with special needs can be more than a full-time job. As a parent and/or caregiver, it’s natural to want to give your all to your loved one, but everyone needs a break, whether that’s to go to an appointment, run err...
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How the Exceptional Family Member Program Can Benefit Your Service Member and Their Family

The Exceptional Family Member Program can help military families with special needs thrive in military life.

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504 Plan Versus IEP Overview

Both individualized education programs and 504 plans document how children with special needs will reach their education goals. Learn about the differences between IEPs and 504 plans.

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Students With Special Needs: Transitioning to Adulthood

Exploring options, building a support network and self-advocating are steps students with special needs should take to prepare for their transition to adulthood.

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Special Needs Considerations When You Separate or Retire From the Military

Preparing for your separation or retirement from the military with a special needs family member may require additional consideration. Develop a plan using available support, tools and resources.

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