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.
Check out new podcast episodes from EFMP
Listen to season 2 of the EFMP podcast series, where subject matter experts discuss topics of interest and share resources, ideas and connections for military families with special needs.
The Exceptional Family Member Program can help military families with special needs thrive in military life.
The Education Directory for Children With Special Needs is a Web-based tool that helps military families with special needs make informed decisions about education and early intervention services available on or near installations within the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
All parents advocate — speak on behalf of their child — for their child’s needs to teachers, doctors and others so their child can grow up happy and successful. Advocacy can include learning laws, finding resources and even representing your child to special program administrators, school boards and others.
There are federal and state programs committed to providing additional assistance for families with special needs. As a military family, you also can count on the support of the Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, and Military OneSource special needs specialty consultants.