When you have a family member with special needs, you have a whole set of special considerations and an extra roster of must-dos to be a good guardian of your family. At Military OneSource, we're here to help – assisting with special education, financial planning, child care and much more to help your family thrive.

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The Exceptional Family Member Program

There are many resources to help military families with special needs. But where do you start? Here are some top resources, services and programs.

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Medicaid for Family Members With Special Needs

Medicaid is a federal program that provides eligible military families with benefits beyond TRICARE. It covers basic health and long-term care services for eligible children, adults, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities and the elderly, and for families with low income and limited resources.

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Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a federal income supplement program designed to help the aged, blind and people with disabilities who have limited income. It provides them with cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter

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An Overview of Adults With Special Needs

Supporting adult family members with complex needs may involve collaboration with a variety of support systems and community-based services.

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Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers are nonprofit organizations familiar with the issues facing families with special needs. They can connect you to resources that can provide and finance health care for your children, help locate assistance, and explain legislation.

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Autism Care Demonstration Policy Changes Benefit Military Families

Review the changes to the Autism Care Demonstration to understand the new processes and benefits for your military child with autism spectrum disorder.

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Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.