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Twenty-one videos empower family members with special needs to get the most from the Exceptional Family Member Program. The modules outline key information needed to secure the right care, from identifying eligibility for early-intervention services and organizing medical and school records to establishing a relationship with a teacher and smart strategies to meet all of your family’s needs when moving.

Learn more about each of the Exceptional Family Member Program courses below.

EFMP - eLearning - Adults with Special Needs

Take this course to learn more about available services and resources for adults with special needs. Topics include housing and transportation options, effective advocacy, considerations for living independently, opportunities for community involvement, advanced education and employment options, and available family support services for you and your family.

Length: Varies based on selections
Audience: All


EFMP - eLearning - Government Assistance Program

Does someone in your family have a disability? The government may be able to help. Take this course to learn about the four federal programs available to assist you.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP - eLearning - Post Secondary Transition

Do you have an exceptional child with a learning disability that is about to complete high school? Take this course to learn about post-secondary transition services and resources and how they can help your child thrive.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP - eLearning - The Dispute Process

Are you the parent or guardian of a child with a disability whose school is not meeting his or her needs? Use this course to learn about the resources to help you in the dispute process.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP Early Intervention Services

Do you have a child age 0-3 with special needs? This course provides basic information on Early Intervention Services that focus on enhancing the capacity of families to meet those needs.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP Childhood Development Milestones and Identifying Delays

Do you wonder if your child has developmental delays? This course outlines early childhood milestones and helps parents identify any delays their child may experience.

Length: 15 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP - Advocacy - Advocacy Communication Tips

We all want to be heard and understood. This video offers communication tips and techniques you can practice in everyday settings. You’ll learn how to express your thoughts and concerns in a respectful and productive manner.

Length: 4 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP - Advocacy - Organization As An Advocacy Tool

So many documents, so little time! Getting organized and staying that way is do-able. In this quick video, you’ll find examples of educational documents and important medical records you’ll want to keep organized. We’ll also share with you tools to help you keep everything in order.

Length: 4 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP - Advocacy - What Is Advocacy?

Speaking up isn’t always easy, especially when we have to speak up for ourselves. Learning how to speak up for yourself and letting others know your needs and wants is a skill important at any age. It’s never too late to start. To learn more about self-advocacy, check out this video.

Length: 4 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP - eLearning - Special Education Process

Are you concerned that your child is not learning at the same pace or in the same way as his or her peers? If so, your child may have a disability interfering with his or her learning. By law, schools must provide special help to eligible children with disabilities. Take this course to learn about the options available to you and your family.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP - Individualized Education Program

How much do you know about Individualized Education Programs? Find out if your child qualifies for one, and learn everything you need to know about the process in this course.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP - Moving With An Individualized Education Program

If your child has an Individualized Education Process, you might worry about getting the same accommodations when you move. Learn how to help make sure your child gets comparable services wherever you go.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: All

EFMP Video - Early Intervention Services

In this video, you’ll explore the services available for children under the age of 3 who have a disability or developmental delay. These early intervention services help young children learn and thrive while providing support to the whole family.

Length: 3 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP Video - Exceptional Family Member Program

Explore the services the Exceptional Family Member Program can offer your family in this video. Family members of all ages with special medical or educational needs are all eligible. Learn how the program can make a difference in your life.

Length: 6 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP Video - Family Needs Assessment Training

In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively use the Family Needs Assessment. The needs assessment was developed to help family support staff gather information from families and individuals with special needs. The needs assessment and services plan are key to helping families or individuals connect with the support and services they need.

Length: 8 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP Video - Introducing Your Child to a New Teacher

Is your child starting a new school, or even just a new school year? Use this video to learn more about introducing your child to a new teacher and ensuring a successful and productive learning environment for your child.

Length: 3 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP Video - Organizing Medical Records

Taking the time to organize your family's medical records saves you the hassle of searching for medical information when you need it. In this video, find out how to take an active role in making sure your family has easy access to their medical information.

Length: 3 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP Video - Organizing School Records

Use this video to get some tips on organizing your child’s school records. Having the records sorted and in one place lets you get important documents easily and track your child’s progress.

Length: 5 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP Video - PCS Travel Considerations

Discover tips on easing your family’s transition to a new duty station through planning your move. With a plan in place, you can be confident your family will arrive at your new duty station mission-ready. This video will help you on your journey.

Length: 4 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP Video - Personal Stories: Allistair's Story

Being enrolled in EFMP isn't just about assignment considerations. You can have peace of mind knowing that during training and deployment your family has an EFMP advocate to go to for help.

Length: 2 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP Video - Personal Stories: BJ's Story

Gearing up for a move soon? Enrolling in the EFMP will help to ensure your family's special medical and educational needs are considered during the assignment process.

Length: 2 minutes
Audience: All


EFMP Video - Special Care Organization Record

Learn how the Special Care Organization Record, or SCOR, can help you maintain records for your family member with special needs. Using the SCOR will make it easier for someone else to step into the role of caregiver, if that is ever needed.

Length: 5 minutes
Audience: All