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504 Plan Versus IEP Overview

Both individualized education programs and 504 plans document how children with special needs will reach their education goals. Learn about the differences between IEPs and 504 plans.

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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.

Best Kept Secrets: Joint Services Campgrounds and Facilities

Find a “best kept secret” for your family’s next adventure.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation joint services campgrounds and facilities across the United States provide service members and their families a variety of accommodations and amenities at great rates without sacrificing luxury or location.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation Course

A training course designed for MWR staff provides information on how to deliver inclusive MWR programs, creating an accommodating environment for patrons with disabilities and extending MWR benefits to every member of the military. …
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Wounded Warriors – Resources

Military OneSource and other government agencies provide services and resources to help eligible wounded, ill or injured service members, veterans and their families get immediate assistance for issues related to health care, facilities, support. …
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Understanding Accessible Housing: The Fair Housing Act

An accessible home is one that allows its occupant to do what he or she wants and needs to do, as independently as possible. If you or someone in your family is disabled, your home may need specific modifications to make it accessible for daily living.

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Managing Your Career – The Essentials

Landing a job that accommodates the military lifestyle is an accomplishment worth celebrating, but the real work comes with managing your career over time. Military OneSource offers tips on important logistics, such as transferring your professional licenses and certifications to another state or country, running a home business and taking advantage of the Military Spouse Preference program and other benefits available to military spouses.

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Products and Resources

The resources on this page are designed to assist service providers and leaders as they conduct and promote MWR programs and services. They provide background, highlights, data and other information.. …
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Information on the Integrated Lodging Program

The next time you’re on official government travel, book your lodging directly in the Defense Travel System. The Department of Defense launched the Integrated Lodging Program Pilot on June 15, 2015. It provides quality and trusted government and commercial lodging, with greater safety and security and better services at reduced rates.

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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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Caregivers – Benefits

Caregiving comes with its own expenses — some anticipated and others not. As a service member, you and your family qualify for numerous benefits that may help relieve some of the financial stress of caregiving. While Military OneSource does not. …

Housing for Your New Service Member: Living in the Barracks

During basic training and initial job training, all enlisted service members are required to live in the barracks. When service members move to their permanent duty station, only single members are required to live in unaccompanied housing, or barracks.

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Benefits for Families with Special Needs

There are federal and state programs committed to providing additional assistance for families with special needs. As a military family, you also can count on the support of the Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, and Military OneSource special needs specialty consultants.

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Benefits for Families with Special Needs

There are federal and state programs committed to providing additional assistance for families with special needs. As a military family, you also can count on the support of the Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, and Military OneSource special needs specialty consultants.

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The Road Ahead at Home and Work

As a wounded warrior, you deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian life. A severe injury does change the way you live your life, but it does not have to change the course of your career or the quality of your home life.

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Wounded Warriors – Benefits

Access to quality care and valuable services does not end when wounded warriors leave a military treatment facility. In many ways, the help is just beginning. Military members who have combat injuries or are battling serious illness because of. …
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Child Care Options For Military Families With Special Needs

Finding the right care for your child with special needs starts with asking the right questions. The military offers quality, affordable child care options, both on the installation and off.