Special Education and Childcare

When a family member has special needs, making sure they’re getting the very best education and care possible may take a lot of involvement and communication with child care providers, school administrators and teachers. Make sure special education or child care is working for you and your child.

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Special Education Programs and Resources for Military Families

Families with special needs have a wide range of programs and services available for both family members with special needs and their caregivers. Here is a sampling of the various resources and tools available to you through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, or OSEP.

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Back-to-School Planning During COVID-19

Transition smoothly from summer to school by making a great game plan for the school year with your child. By doing so, you can help your child establish a sense of ownership in the plan to prepare them for – and perhaps even get excited about – going back to school.

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Understanding Special Education Funding for Military Children

Federal Impact Aid helps school districts cover the cost of educating military children, including those who require special education services. Learn more about this funding and how it may be spent.

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An Overview of Special Education

Special education is designed to meet unique needs of children with special needs, ages 3 through 21.

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Parent Centers: Connecting Military Families to Resources

Do you need help advocating for your child’s next Individualized Education Program meeting? Are you confused about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act? Perhaps you would like to become a better champion for a child with special needs. Parent Centers may be the resource you have been looking for.

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