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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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Adults With Special Needs – The Essentials

When you have an adult family member that needs care, services may seem hard to find. But the truth is, individuals with disabilities and their families now have more options to plan for housing, work, finances and more.

Special Care Organizational Records

The Special Care Organizational Record, or SCOR, is intended to help track and organize information in one central location. Using the SCOR will make it easier for someone else to step into the role of caregiver, if that is ever needed.. …
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Special Needs – The Essentials

Caring for aging loved ones while you’re in the military can present a special set of challenges – such as maintaining care through moves and deployments. Fortunately, elder care consultations from Military OneSource can help you connect with the services and support you need to take care of the senior in your military family.

EFMP Fact Sheets

The Defense Department offers a variety of online resources for service providers and leaders including the fact sheets below that you can download, print and share with those you support. About EFMP & Enrollment. …

General Special Needs Tools and Forms

EFMP Family Support Reference Guide The Department of Defense, in close collaboration with the services, has created the. …
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Special Needs Consultations

Special needs consultants through Military OneSource can answer your questions and concerns about the care and education of your child or adult family member with special needs.

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TRICARE TRICARE Special Needs TRICARE Extended Care Health Option. …

Special Needs Relevant Articles

The Exceptional Family Member Program: for Families with Special Needs. …
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Person-Centered Planning

Person-center planning is a military-supported initiative to help individuals with disabilities direct their own lives — with options to plan housing, work, finances and more.

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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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What Is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program administered by the Social Security Administration that provides supplemental income to people whose disability prevents them from procuring employment or staying employed.

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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 – Benefits

There are federal and state programs committed to providing additional assistance for families with special needs. In addition to the support of the Exceptional Family Member Program and Military OneSource special needs consultants, your family may receive additional help from a range of benefits.