From special child care services and ongoing medical issues to complex housing situations and strained finances, it can take a lot to look after a family member with special needs. The good news is you’re not alone.

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Department of Defense Directory on Early Intervention, Special Education and Related Services in OCONUS Communities

Whether your family is moving to Ansbach, Germany, or Camp Zama, Japan, you’ll want to know everything you can about overseas schools, especially if you have children with special educational needs.

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Indoor Fun Helps Military Families Beat Cabin Fever

There will always be days when cold or rainy weather keep everyone indoors. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to fight cabin fever. Here are 11 tried-and-tested activities that can help children burn off energy, learn basic skills and have a good time.

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Recognizing the Importance of Special Education Law to Families

Service attorneys, paralegals and Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support Providers from around the world participated in a five-day, joint-service legal training on special education law.

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Keep Your Relationship Strong: 8 Tips for Military Parents Raising Children With Special Needs

Research shows raising a child with special needs can test a marriage. As a military family you have a strong foundation to work from, but the ability to depend on one another and teamwork are key.

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Financial Planning and Assistance for Families with Special Needs

When you have a family member with special needs, financial planning is vital. Be prepared to take good care of your family member by tackling the money issues today.

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