Supporting adult family members with complex needs may involve collaboration with a variety of support systems and community-based services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Exploring options, building a support network and self-advocating are steps students with special needs should take to prepare for their transition to adulthood.
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.