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.
Exploring options, building a support network and self-advocating are steps students with special needs should take to prepare for their transition to adulthood.
Families with special needs have a wide range of programs and services available for both family members with special needs and their caregivers. Here is a sampling of the various resources and tools available to you through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, or OSEP.
Every child deserves a quality education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ensures that all children with special needs have access to a “free appropriate public education” and they have the necessary tools to meet their educational goals.
If you have a child with an individualized education program, don’t be nervous about moving schools. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, ensures that all children with special needs have access to a free, appropriate public education and the tools needed to meet their educational goals — no matter where or how often your family moves.
As a male military spouse, you are part of a community that values you.
Federal Impact Aid helps school districts cover the cost of educating military children, including those who require special education services. Learn more about this funding and how it may be spent.
Parenting is a perfect example of family readiness and resilience — it’s an “always-on” job. Like a military mission, responsible parenting requires attention, smarts, skills and support. Here are 20 tips to help you step up your parenting and improve your child-rearing skills. Everyone wins with responsible parenting.
As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite your best efforts to stay on top of your family’s schedule, there’s always another mess to clean or mouth to feed.
Community outreach is defined as an endeavor by an organization to connect its ideas or practices to the efforts of other organizations, groups, specific audiences or the general public. The National Guard Family Program Community Outreach focuses on connecting Guard families with local, regional and national organizations in support of their everyday lives at home.
If you are temporarily working from home due to coronavirus disease 2019, try these tips to help you get started and stay productive.
Joining a community of military spouses gives you a place where you can ask questions, offer support and make life-long friends. Here are a few ideas on how to build your network of friends and fellow military spouses.
No matter where you are around the country or the world, you can still support your child’s education. With communication technology and strong interest, you can keep up with their grades and stay in touch with their teachers. Let your children know that school and education are important — whether you’re home or deployed.
Make the first days of your permanent change of station as smooth as possible. Important items should be carried personally, by hand, rather than going with a mover. From important documents to materials you need on day one, here’s what to keep close.
When you spend time in another country as a service member, the Status of Forces Agreement, or SOFA, between the United States and your host country protects your legal status as military personnel in another nation.
Saving money takes time, discipline and commitment, which is nothing new to military families. These seven steps will help you on your journey to financial security.
The holiday season is a time to celebrate and enjoy family and festivities. While family gatherings, gift shopping and social activities can be fun, they also might leave you feeling overwhelmed. We would like to help make this holiday season peaceful and joyful for you and your family.
Discover new ways to reduce stress as you and your family spend more time together during the coronavirus disease 2019 quarantine.
Keep you and your military family safe and healthy during the coronavirus disease 2019 self-quarantine with these tips.
Holidays can feel very different when your service member is away. There are traditions that you’d like to share with them or wish they could participate in. But there are things you can do to help yourself – and your service member – make the holidays special, whether they are stationed far from home or deployed. Sharing old traditions and creating new ones can keep the holidays fun and meaningful, and help you stay connected.