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When you have a family member with special needs, you have a whole set of special considerations and an extra roster of must-dos to be a good guardian of your family. From special child care services and ongoing medical issues to complex housing situations and strained finances, it can take a lot to look after a family member with special needs. The good news is you’re not alone. At Military OneSource, we're here to help – assisting with special education, financial planning, child care and much more to help your family thrive.
2022 Exceptional Family Member Program Survey
Enrolled in EFMP? Service members, check your inbox for an invite to the first DOD EFMP survey. Your responses will help ensure the program meets the needs of families like yours.
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