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Help Improve Support for Families with Special Needs

Families with special needs can offer feedback about their recent experiences with the Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support services by using the EFMP Family Support Feedback Tool.

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Military OneSource Special Needs Consultations

Military OneSource special needs consultants provide enhanced support for military families with special needs. Special needs consultants are available by phone or video to help you navigate the medical and educational needs of your family, and connect you with military and community based support.

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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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Special Needs Consultants: How They Can Help

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

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EFMP & Me Online Tool Empowers Military Families With Special Needs

For families with special needs, the Department of Defense Office of Special Needs Exceptional Family Member Program provides support and resources to help you thrive in military life. Now, the new EFMP & Me online tool, available through Military OneSource, expands and tailors support to help you quickly navigate services, connect with resources and advocate for yourself or your family member with special needs ‒ anytime, anywhere.

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Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support

Exceptional Family Member Program family support teaches military families with special needs the skills they need to make the best decisions for the person they’re supporting and gives them the confidence and strength to improve their quality of life.

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Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers are nonprofit organizations familiar with the issues facing families with special needs. They can connect you to resources that can provide and finance health care for your children, help locate assistance, and explain legislation.

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Liaison Connects Families with TRICARE Services

To help families with special needs get the most benefit out of their healthcare coverage, the Department of Defense Office of Special Needs has added a TRICARE liaison to their growing team. The liaison helps families navigate TRICARE to find the information and services they need.

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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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Benefits for Families with Special Needs

Learn about federal and state programs that help families with special needs.  Military families can also count on the support of the Exceptional Family Member Program and Military OneSource.

 

 

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Office of Special Needs EFMP

The Defense Department Office of Military Community and Family Policy, Office of Special. …
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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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6 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress for Families With Special Needs

The holidays are packed with fun, food, festivities and, for some of us, – stress. For families with special needs, the unfamiliar sounds, smells and visitors can sometimes be disruptive. Minimize your stress this holiday season with six simple strategies for keeping your family member engaged and calm. Be prepared and put the fun back into your festivities.

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Title V Programs for Children with Special Needs

Every state has services for children with special health care needs. The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, or Title V of the Social Security Act, funds these services.