Support for Families with Special Needs

When you have a family member with special needs, you may have special considerations that require additional steps or resources to care for your family. Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support is 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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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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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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10 Questions to Ask Child Care Providers for Your Child With Special Needs

Finding a great child care provider is like finding a new member of your military family. After all, your child will spend a significant amount of time there each week, and what happens at daycare can impact what happens at home.

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