Special Needs

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.

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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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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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See What’s New With the Exceptional Family Member Program

Learn more about the EFMP & Me tool and other program highlights to improve the experience for military families with special needs.

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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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Respite Care Services for Families With Special Needs
Taking care of a family member with special needs can be more than a full-time job. As a parent and/or caregiver, it’s natural to want to give your all to your loved one, but everyone needs a break, whether that’s to go to an appointment, run err...
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Financial Planning and Assistance for Families with Special Needs

When you have a family member with special needs, financial planning is vital. Be prepared to take good care of your family member by tackling the money issues today.

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